11 Creative Bedroom Corner Ideas (Design Inspiration)

Small, empty bedroom corners can make the room dull and boring. How would you decorate such a space? Below we share a variety of creative bedroom corner ideas for design inspiration.
Master bedroom with decorative basket in corner

Designers see bedroom corners as an opportunity for creativity, a problem to be solved. Check out the many ways in which you can create an amazing bedroom corner and put that wasted and empty space to good use.

In a small house that might not have much privacy, a small bedroom corner space can become an escape from the hustle and bustle of the home. This is especially true in places like apartments you share with friends or college dorms with a common space but with separate tiny bedrooms. You can create a multi-purpose room with a reading nook or small office by fully utilizing your bedroom corner.

For starters, you can try finding a comfortable overstuffed chair, placing it in an empty corner, and adding a table lamp, a basket for your favorite books or magazines, and a nice potted plant.

Quicklist: Design Elements to Add to a Bedroom Corner

Armchairs Potted Plant Wainscoting
Caddy Corner Mirror Corner Desk Corner Shelving
End Tables Comfy Ottoman Hanging Chair
Hanging Lights Decorative Vase  

Bedroom Corner Ideas to Add for Your Inspiration

Here are simple yet creative tips to make your unused corner nook in the bedroom more lively. 


Beige bedroom with corner art and armchairs

Armchairs are probably one of the best ways to decorate the empty corners of small bedrooms. There are many different styles to choose from, so you can get the one that fits your own unique personality.

For an even bigger aesthetically pleasing impact, hang a painting or print on the wall behind the comfy armchair and match it with throw pillows placed on the chairs.

Bedroom with corner wing back chair

The tufted wingback accent chair shown in the picture above creates a cozy corner for curling up with a book while enjoying the natural light from the window.

Cottage bedroom with two wing chairs and tufted storage bench

Add an upholstered occasional armchair with a small lumbar pillow for comfort and an extra pop of color. A small tabletop lamp will add the right amount of task lighting for work.

An overhead mini-chandelier would be a great statement piece and give you good general lighting. Top off the look with a framed mirror, artwork, or special photographs.

Add some bedroom decor items, such as artwork on the wall above the chair, drape an oversized chunky knitted throw over the chair, and toss on some decorative pillows for extra pizazz and comfort.

A small side table will hold a drink and a small plate of cookies for midnight snacks. Place a small throw rug under the edge of the chair to make your corner reading nook look more polished.

Potted Plant

Bedroom with picture windows and pastel blue paint color

Add a small table topped with a small plant and a few of your favorite decorative objects. A larger potted plant on the other side of the mirror next to a small basket that contains your favorite last-minute accessories completes the look. Keep your window treatments open to allow more light into the room so your plant can thrive well.

“Bringing a part of nature into your home in the form of plants and nurturing them to give their best is hugely rewarding.” – Ian Drummond, Kara O’Reilly, At Home with Plants

An alternative design element to the potted plant would be a small ottoman on which to sit and put on your socks or tame your hair.


Bedroom with white wainscoting potted plant and green paint

One cool way to spruce up a bedroom design is by adding decorative wainscoting to the walls. Not only will it add character and style to the entire room, but it can also brighten it up and act as a great contrast to the primary paint color.

If you find wainscotting too traditional, how about extending your headboard toward the edge of the wall? This will mainly work if you have a statement piece of a headboard since it would be the focal point of your bedroom. Lengthening it beyond the bed frame creates a seamless decor element without cluttering the room. 

But here’s the thing when adding such a design piece: Make sure that the space between the edge of the wall and your bed is not too wide; otherwise, the aesthetic becomes disproportional.

Caddy Corner Mirror

Bedroom with large corner mirror

This bedroom features a large mirror positioned in a caddy corner to the walls. It can function as a dressing mirror or a decorative piece.

Two valuable things about a mirror are it’s reflective, so it will help brighten a space and make the room appear larger than it actually is.

Bedroom with corner dressing mirror

An empty corner in the bedroom provides a fantastic space for a small dressing area. A full-length stand mirror nesting cozily in the lovely corner can give you an out-of-the-way space to check your look before you leave your room.

Corner Desk

Bedroom with daybed and corner deskIf you need somewhere to work, take a look at the humble corner desk. With many designs, from simple and modern to ornate, and in every color and material, you will surely find a desk that matches your aesthetic.

For an elegant, minimalist desk that is perfect for writing or putting on make-up, consider a wall-mounted corner desk. The look stays clean and crisp because there are no legs.

This type of desk is an effective way to create a multipurpose bedroom and office. You can add a daybed for guests staying over or provide you with comfy seating when not used as a bed.

Small white corner desk

A desk designed to fit a small, empty corner may be a good choice for limited spaces. For instance, the small writing desk above provides just enough room to create a writing or reading corner when needed.

If you need a desk that will allow you to work on a laptop, consider one with built-in shelving and drawers or put shelving up on the wall above the desk to hold the various items needed for your work.

The key to not turning your bedroom into an office is to put away your work supplies when not in use. Top your desk with a small potted plant instead of pencil cups, and stow away your laptop when you finish your tasks.

This corner needs to match the rest of your bedroom so you don’t feel like you are bringing your work to bed with you.

Corner Shelving

Wood ladder shelf unit

Corner shelving is a great way to add extra storage space in an out-of-the-way area. The stylish ladder shelving shown above has a tiered design that progressively gets smaller with each shelf going up.

Adding floating shelves shaped to fit in a corner gives a modern, clean-lined look. You can take this shelving all the way to the ceiling or only install just one or two at eye level.

Add your favorite books or baskets of hair accessories, jewelry, and a few decorative items to finish the look. A pile of oversized throw pillows on the floor gives you a space for lounging and adds texture and color.

End Tables

Small guest bedroom with side tables

For those with a small guest bedroom, adding end tables to the corners on either side of the bed effectively uses blank space. This not only decorates the bare corners but provides some function for those using the bed.

Comfy Ottoman

Bedroom with corner ottoman

Adding a comfy ottoman to a boring nook can offer a spot to sit and help enhance your room’s decor. Tie it together by matching some of the ottoman’s colors with other accent pieces and decor.

Hanging Chair

Bedroom with aqua color hanging chair and feather chandelier

A surefire way to add some fun to your bedroom is by installing a hanging chair. There are models that hang from the ceiling and types that hang from their support frame, giving you plenty of possibilities to choose from.

Hanging Lights

Black and white bedroom with hanging lights in the corner

Hanging strands of lights from the corner of your room’s ceiling is a creative way to enhance the ambiance of your space. You can find accent lighting as inexpensive as white Christmas lights and more decorative globe lights to get the look you want. But choose LED lights as these consume less energy, are far safer, and last longer. [Source: energy.gov]

Decorative Vase

Master bedroom with decorative vase in corner

If you don’t need your nook to be functional, make it purely decorative! A massive glass vase filled with long, natural branches or bamboo is a great anchor for the space. Surround it with mirrors and art on the wall on either side of the corner.

For something extra, install a large floating wall niche shelf and set up a coffee bar or you can make that bar cart mobile and place it in the corner. Nothing is quite like waking up and making coffee to enjoy in bed on a slow Sunday morning or getting a quick caffeine boost to start your week.

If you look at your corner with a little creativity and think about a function you need in your room, you will find a way to fill that seemingly useless little space. Check out our page covering bedroom layout ideas for more ways to creatively decorate your small space.


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