Saturday, October 22, 2011

Decorating the Niche

David Oliver - Veranda 

Could there be anything more naked looking than a niche without something in it?

Many new-ish homes have an abundance of niches, built to make the space look interesting.  Looking for somothing to fill the void? Take a cue from these examples. 

The citrus tree above fills the space and brings life, color, and dimension.

Eclectic Revisited

The wood tones lining these niches add warmth. Glass shelving suspended within allows smaller decorative items to be used to fill the space and add interest.

Electic Revisited

Overscaled containers with plants are simple and beautiful.


The single sculpture in a niche gives importance to the piece.

Meredith  Hutchison - Veranda

I love this horizontal niche, painted in a contrasting color, used for collectibles from the beach.


A master bath project of mine where we tiled the niche.  No need to put anything in it to fill the space!

Do you have a niche to fill?  What do you have in yours?


Heather said...

I live in a boring old apartment - the best I can do is accessorize my window sills! But I love your master bath niche where the "empty" space is the focal point.

Interior Design Musings said...

You know, I think niches can be a real decorating challenging! Love this ideas. M.

Splendid Sass said...

The niche that you designed in the bath is amazing, Carla. You really are so talented. Love this images.
Have a wonderful Saturday.

Anonymous said...

niche's are fun but also's important not to over do them..I like the idea of having nothing in them but the adds interest and depth to a room without getting that over done look or messy look...
great idea Carla..

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Decorating a niche can be difficult. I think people tend to place items that are too short in tall niches.
XO, Mona

Jessie said...

Love these inspirations! My favorite is the second last image, adore the beach objects in the horizontal niche.


Taylor Greenwalt said...

The niche can be a hard one to decorate. such a small space and it could make a big impact.

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Lisa Y. said...

I live in a sweet little old house from the 40's - the one niche we have is the old phone station in the dining room. its about 16" tall by 8" wide. It used to house a sculpture my husband did, but the size didn't quite complement it. We currently have a candle and photo, but I'd love something more spectacular in there, any ideas? Painting it seems like a smart idea... Would love suggestions from anyone.
Thanks for sharing!

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