In some situations the homes wall niche has a purpose and useful way to use it. But sometimes this is unfortunately not the case. Below are some great recessed wall niche decorating ideas.
When In Doubt, Build
For those with a wall niche that doesn’t quite seem to have a good way to use it or make it fit in, consider building out. Building out the space with storage shelves and a headboard can make the room appear more structured and give usable shelves which add to the overall look and eliminates wasted space.
Fill It With Furniture
There are 2 choices when considering filling the area with furniture. It can be something that is there to help the area blend in with the rest of the room. Or, the 2nd choice is to put a piece of furniture there that is more like a centerpiece. A very special piece of furniture that stands out as a special attraction to the room.
Go Classic With Firewood
One of the most common uses of this area is to use it for evenly cut firewood. It creates a rustic look that is appealing to a number of settings. It doesn’t really matter if you actually burn wood in the fireplace, the wood is there for its appearance. If it is clean and cut evenly it can be organized to fit most shaped situations.
Mixing Art With Firewood
For those who are looking for an artistic look rather than a rustic one, may find the idea of mixing art with the firewood appealing. The ends of the wood could be painted fun colors to add pizzazz to the scene. Artwork could be placed behind the wood for an interesting effect. The point is to be imaginative for a unique and special opportunity to turn an eyesore into eye candy for the room.
Glass Shelving And Mirrors
The depth of a room can be greatly enhanced with this technique. Using glass shelves and a mirrored backing gives the appearance of a passageway or a window that leads somewhere mysterious. The room is made to feel bigger by adding depth to itself.
Show Off Attractive Coats And Bags
Very often a wall niche under the stairwell is enclosed and used for storage. Consider using it instead for an open storage area that displays attractive bags, coats and other items that don’t need to be hidden away in a closet.
Another idea for this area is to create a small reading area. With a little effort, this area can become a favorite reading area that offers a comfortable and quiet place to read.
When considering recessed wall niche decorating ideas, it is important to decide whether a traditional look is desired, or if something more unique or creative would serve a better purpose. Wall niches and alcoves are an opportunity to expand upon the rooms look and feel. Using shelving, art, or mirrors, are all conducive to filling in the area in such a way as to enhance its overall appearance.