Nonsensical Niches, Nooks & Crannies



creative lighting,decor ideas,home decor,sculptures,wall art

Whether intentional or the product of bad planning, many of our homes are outfitted with senseless shelves, ledges and cubbyholes in out-of-the-way places that are somehow more noticeable when they’re empty than when we jam “décor” into them.

What’s worse is that the stuff we put there inevitably starts to look worse for lack of dusting and maintenance, which again makes us wish we hadn’t bothered. It’s a classic Catch-22. So, what’s the answer?

While many of these places will remain utterly hopeless, here are a few ideas that may come in handy when all else fails.

  1. 1.       Light Décor  

This may be the easiest and most convenient solution for many niches, especially when they’re impossible to reach.

You can install a recessed (can) light with a hood into the base of the niche and direct light against the wall for a warm glow, or use rope light tucked along the back edge that will also look fancy when viewed from below.

You could also use a decorative lamp, but then of course it would need to be dusted ...

  1. 2.      Shadow Art

The creative use of a directional light and a small trinket can work wonders in a hard-to-reach cranny. Outfitted with a unidirectional LED bulb, the light can be discreetly mounted and used to create shadows on the cranny wall.

The trinket can be whatever shape you want to see projected into the space, but needs to have defined edges and sit fairly close to the light source to create a recognizable shadow. You could also use a candle to create movement, which would play well with silhouettes that already appear to move - like the dancers to the right.

  1. 3.      Notoriety Niche

Some family gifts are just too wretched to keep on display year-round and so only get brought out when that special someone comes a-calling. A dedicated “notoriety niche” is perfect to use as a temporary staging area for diplomatic purposes.

And, what if you have two or more guests who have bestowed atrocious bric-a-brac upon you? No problem: use more than one niche or just jam them all into the same spot to create a hideous diorama ... of love.

ATGStores.com has a wide selection of home décor items that trend toward the more traditional if these ideas don’t strike your fancy, and invites you to share your own creative solutions for filling the void.

These decorative wood "Flame Sculptures" by Howard Elliott are easy to maintain, come in two different sizes and can bring a little sizzle into any space. 

These dancers from IMAX Worldwide are simple and elegant by day, and with a little light at night their shadows can make a dramatic display. 

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