Creating Functional Niches in your Home
Have you heard about niches before? Niches are holes or shallow recesses in walls. We’re sure you’ve seen a few.
The many ways of using niches
Niches can be very functional and you can use them to keep things in place. You can use niches as storage spaces, display places, or as decorative elements. Niches offer many possibilities and you don’t need extra space to have one.
Making your home look bigger using niches
Niches offer the option of saving space, which makes them ideal for small rooms.
A different style for each niche
Niches usually blend with the walls, but feel free to add color by painting the background. This is a great idea if you want your niche to be part of the decoration.
Add some personality to your niches by using different shapes. Niches are usually arched. But if you’re after a modern look, square or rectangular niches are perfect for you.
A few ideas to try out
Don’t limit yourself to one size. Mix shapes and sizes to add dynamism to a reading nook or your child’s bedroom.
If there’s a place where a niche comes in handy, it’s the kitchen. Open concept kitchens are very much in trend and this is a great way to work that concept in your home.
As display elements
If you’re the proud owner of a collection, use a niche and show it to the world. Give your collection the prominence it deserves and present it in an elegant and chic way.
Use them in your bathroom
This is another trend we’ve seen over the last couple of years using a niche in the shower or as storage space.
Niches in the bedroom
Besides using them as simple storage spaces, place one on each side of your bed to use them as nightstands. A 16 x 16 space will suffice. They’re great by the bedside too. A long niche you can decorate with books, plants, or your favorite things.