Long, narrow niches make stylish, practical shelving in this master bathroom for accessories and houseplants. The tidy arrangement of the shower in the corner leaves enough room for a luxurious soaking tub.
This Spanish Modern house is home to a young family of four. The design is a graceful blend of Art Deco and midcentury styles, with fun pops of color that add life to the rooms. Here, in the living room, white space is just as important as the art pieces, helping to create a sense of peace as well as spotlighting special moments, like the niche above the fireplace.
Curved niches define the fireplace and media area of this contemporary living room to cut against the symmetrical lines of the window treatments and furnishings. Cream-colored cornice moldings and built-in cabinetry add architectural detail and contrast with the deep gold walls.
Why travel to the kitchen for a cocktail when this lovely, living room bar cart is within reach? Jackson Paige Interiors created this niche within a doorway of the living room that functions well for a quick pick-me-up after a long day at the office. The luminosity of the glassware, light fixtures and other amenities against the darker teal wall confer a sophisticated edge.
An LED TV sits in a rustic niche across from the couch. “We have a lot of fencing outside that is cedar. We brought that inside, so there is a real definite tie in,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “We took that cedar, put it in the back of the niche where the TV is, and we painted the opposite wall.”
Mosaic tile set in diagonal rows creates an eye-catching niche for the shower head in this traditional shower. Marble sheathing the walls is interrupted by a decorative border, adding interest and drawing the eye throughout the space.
This small antique birdcage decoration sits on a wood shelf just off the breakfast room. Similar to Spanish nichos, these recesses in the wall allow you to place art and treasured objects in them, creating a unique display for even mundane items.
This Brooklyn brownstone features a built-in desk situated between the kitchen and living room. A custom bulletin board is mounted above the desk, which is functional and adds a sense of depth to the small home office.
This inspiring kid space gets its punch from brightly colored accents, like a modern, kid-friendly filing cabinet with bold yellow drawers. Built-in bookshelves make clever use of the room's sharp angles. Eskayel wallpaper adorns a fun accent wall, while an acrylic desk chair seems to float in the space.
A private "adult lounge" is tucked away just off the great room in this home. Custom plaster detail and a Murano glass chandelier add visual interest to the ceiling, and a niche provides an intimate spot to enjoy a drink. Carrara marble tops the island and wet bar.