You May Have More Space in Your Living Room Than You Think
Here, the homeowners had narrow shelving units built above and down the sides of the doorway to maximize the wall area.
Book towers like this one can be pricey, but compact metal bookshelf brackets are a reasonably affordable option and can be attached to the smallest of wall spaces to create instant shelving.
Now everything — books, ornaments, even fireplace logs — has a home.
If you have a similarly awkward corner in your living room, talk to a carpenter or builder about a custom solution, and see whether you can use a sloping roof or angled corner to your advantage.
Filling in a bay window with a built-in seat, like the one in this room, is a great way to use otherwise wasted space and create more seating in a compact living room. Incorporating storage into the seat further boosts its use.