Create a Niche … Add Style to Your Home

Whether you are building or remodeling your home let your home stand out from the rest by creating an interesting niche. What is a niche?  A niche is a recessed area in a wall of your home. Niches add personality to a space. They were commonly designed in living and dining rooms in homes built in the 1920’s. They were more functional then, since they were used to store books, or in the case of the dining room, they were recessed areas for storing and displaying china and crystal.

Today, they are commonly seen in almost every room of a home.  Whether they are in the living room, kitchen or bedroom, a niche makes as good place to store books and decorative items without having to buy a separate shelving unit.

Niches create a great first impression in the foyer; a “Wow” factor to be sure. They can easily fit into a stud space, and when highlighted by mirrors and recessed lighting, a niche is the perfect spot for displaying your favorite art objects or artifacts.

Even a bathroom niche can be used to show off a small collection. Most people use bathroom niches purely for their function, serving the same purpose as a medicine cabinet, but it’s so much more appealing to have a small collection of perfume bottles or soap dispensers  there.

In addition to mirrors and bold color, a complimentary wallpaper or mosaic glass tile can also be used to line a niche to help it stand out. Consider adding metal mosaic tile for a modern and sparkly backdrop to your art or objects.

Niches are used in almost any décor, be it contemporary or traditional. Contemporary niches are usually clean boxes cut into the walls, whereas traditional niches often have casings and molding to blend with the décor of the rest of the home. Wall niches offer a great opportunity to add a little extra style to your home without spending a lot of money.

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