When decorating and designing rooms, one should not forget the corners. Decorated or specially designed corners bring these optically "into the room" and ensure a more coherent overall picture. You can read about everything that is possible and the possibilities in this article.
In the "parlor" of many farmhouses, the so-called Herrgottswinkel was traditional. It was a very small corner shelf, halfway up the wall, on which a crucifix was placed. Often there was also a rosary, and the shelf could occasionally be decorated with flowers.
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Modern forms of this traditional corner decoration can be similar shelves or very small (about 15 x 15 cm) corner shelves on which you can place figures or personal jewelry - perhaps a porcelain heart. The effect is the same as with the traditional Herrgottswinkel: the eye falls on it as soon as you enter the room, and a single decorated corner always acts as an effective eye-catcher in the entire room.
Corner solutions for a cozy ambience
A small corner desk, a small corner dresser or some other type of furniture in the corner can not only help to save space. It often makes rooms look cozier. A small table or a corner shelf can also help to visually bring the corner "into the room".
A traditional, short corner bench can also be a decorative type of furniture, which helps to better integrate corners visually into the room and to make rooms appear more coherent and uniform overall.
Shelves can be embellished with different decorative items. It looks particularly harmonious when the color and structure of the decoration on the shelves harmonize with the textiles used in the room. It can be:
- Scarves and decorative curtains
- Covers for seating furniture
- Wall hangings
Plants in the corner
Another option can be to decorate one of the corners of the room with a fast-growing and large hanging plant. Ideally - as with the classic Herrgottswinkel - it is attached roughly in the middle of the wall height.
If a high floor vase or a bowl (made of wrought iron, for example) is placed underneath, the corner optically "disappears" and the room becomes more homely and cozy. A large decorative mirror that is placed in the corner is also an option.Tips & Tricks Everything that has to do with water - such as an indoor fountain or a nebuliser - should be placed in the corner of a room if possible because of the optical effect.