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Do you have a room in your home that feels incomplete even after dedicating time to decorating each space? Perhaps you’ve spent too much effort focused on the focal points of the living space and neglected to fill the areas that you don’t frequent nearly as much. This is a common occurrence among homeowners – forgetting to decorate those nooks and corners that tend to be out of sight, which often results in becoming out of mind as well.

Home design is all about bringing a room together. With the right pieces of decor, color scheme and accessories, you can transform a room from corner to corner. Yes, this includes that spot you’ve accidentally left in the shadows for years.

Here are a few important areas in your home you’re forgetting to decorate, and how to shape them up:

1. The stair landing
Head to the staircase and walk up the stairs. How do you feel about the decor when you reach the top? According to House Beautiful, this is one of the common areas of the home that’s neglected, but it’s a very simple space to fill. Place artwork along the wall as well as a bench or chaise lounge for resting. It can also be used as a place to store and retrieve items you grab on the way out, saving space in the entryway.

2. The foot of the bed
An often neglected space is the foot of the bed. This is a great space to place a bench for sitting while putting your shoes on in the morning. It can also be used as a place to put the comforter or extra pillows at night when not in use.

Place a bench arrangement at the foot of the bed. Place a bench arrangement at the foot of the bed.

3. The laundry room
You likely spend a lot of time here, so there’s no reason to let the laundry room remain an eyesore. Have fun and be creative so you can start getting excited about a usually mundane chore. Interior designer Elaine Griffin told House Beautiful to give this space some character by decorating with accessories, colors and patterns.

“There’s no denying that doing laundry is one of the most truly thankless tasks in the universe, which is all the more reason to add a little decorative ambiance,” she shared. “Think beyond the basic white machines, add pretty accessories and art, styled floating shelves with all the supplies, prettier lighting or a beautiful patterned floor.”

4. The non-working fireplace
A fireplace can be gorgeous on its own, even when it’s out of service. But this is also a great place to get creative. An arrangement of candles, rocks, succulents or other living plants can take this beautiful feature to new heights. Use the rest of the living space to inspire the pieces that will complete the fireplace.

Don’t worry – not everyone has the mindset of an interior designer. That’s why we recommend contacting a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors to help take care of this project! From there, you can schedule a free consultation with one of our professionals who will come to your to evaluate the area and provide insider feedback based on your wants and needs for the space. During the consultation, you can discuss your own personal ideas, ideal colors and themes, and any other details that can help with the personal decorator plan and execute the perfect scheme for your room in need of some TLC.

Why wait to shape up that living space that’s always been missing something? Call a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today.

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