Niches and niches in the walls are a good decorative idea as long as they are then decorated well and take full advantage of these holes or indentations.
Because if they can not be counterproductive, decoratively speaking. Or that you just end up getting sick of seeing them.
That is why I have prepared these 15 good ideas to decorate niches and niches and make the most of them decorative. That is why you have installed them, right?
We are going to see these solutions so that you can give style and personality to your walls:
Show your books upside down
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If you use them as a bookcase and have white walls, a good solution to create a very attractive aesthetic focal point is to place your books with the spine hidden, showing its edge.
This solution is widely used in styling.
Look at the many decoration magazines that there are, and you will see how in many professional photographs where you can see bookshelves and shelves with books they have their spines turned upside down.
Sometimes it is done by not showing the title of the books, since the publisher that publishes the magazine does not want them to be shown, but other times it is for pure aesthetics.
Because they look really good. They give a more handmade touch to the space; more authentic.
You only have to look at the image above to realize that what I say is true.
You can also see here how to decorate a shelf in case you use your niches as shelves.
Create a symmetrical effect
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As long as you have three consecutive niches or niches in a wall, you can carry out this idea that we see above these lines.
As you can see, the niches have been decorated by putting two round mirrors inside the sides and in the middle they have put a family photograph.
This has created a symmetrical effect that the eye is very fond of, and offers a sleek and uncluttered look.
Let’s see another idea that you can use to decorate your niches:
Create a photo gallery
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Another good idea to decorate a niche or niche is the one we see above.
It is about installing a gallery of family photographs, portraits or paintings.
I particularly like this idea because everything is more exposed while more collected.
It’s a “clean” idea to display and enjoy a good bunch of photos without too much aesthetic noise.
Sometimes we roll the blanket over our heads to add photos, pictures and prints and leave the walls like the Palace of Versailles in a “choni” version.
However, if we “put” everything into a niche (with a certain order, please), everything is more ordered and collected.
If you are interested, here you can see 25 compositions or galleries of well done paintings.
Decorate the niches with plants
Plants always look good.
In any house. In any style. Word.
And if we want to enhance their decorative appeal, we can install them in one of the wall niches.
It can be hanging on the wall, with wall hanging flower pots, or in the following, more traditional way:
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Putting a vase in the middle on the bench or windowsill of the niche, making it frame the plant and give it more prominence.
Continuing with plants, a type of plant, or rather, of tree that looks great in a niche is bonsai.
Look at the image above and don’t tell me they don’t look good.
Although to be completely honest, those are not even real niches, but wall stickers with niches. If you like them, you can buy them here.
Decorate wall niches with color
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This is my favorite idea for decorating niches and niches. Painting the niche with a great accent of color looks great.
But when done right, when done with style.
Because badly applied color results in vulgar spaces.
In this case, a shade of yellow creates an attractive focal point, while enhancing the warm, handcrafted aesthetic of earthenware floors and furniture.
Both the color and the rest favor each other.
Play with lighting and materials
This idea to decorate niches is more elaborate, but to decorate, for example, a large niche in the hall, it is worth the time and economic investment.
Note that the niche in question has not been decorated.
It has been backlit.
Then a glass shelf has been added and on it a large gold metal vase with a Monstera Deliciosa, and the result is spectacular.
If you have a large niche that reaches the ground, install a piece of furniture
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If you have a niche like the one we see above in this paragraph, a good idea to decorate it and take advantage of it is to install a piece of furniture.
In this case, the niche was at the entrance, so a suspended hall furniture was installed with a large and colorful multicolored painting that contrasts perfectly with the neutral gray of the walls.
But if you have the niche elsewhere, you can use other furniture, such as a desk or table, for example.
You will not only decorate it, but you will make good use of the space.
Let’s see what else we can put to decorate niches:
Decorate the niches with pictures
Well, it is true that in addition to paintings there are two plants in wall pots, and it is perfect.
But even if only the paintings were there, the idea would work well.
Do you know how to make a sheet or canvas look more beautiful, deep and detailed? Adding a frame.
And in this case, we are not only framing the sheet or the painting with the wooden frame, but the niche frames the whole set and gives it more prominence.
Do you have a painting that is special to you? Put it in a niche and you will see how well it looks.
Matching shape and design
If you do not know what to wear or what can look good in the niches, I advise you to “study” its shape.
And based on that shape, add decorative elements that have a design according to the shape.
In this way you make sure that what you put in the niche will look good on you.
Take a look at the image above. You may more or less like art and ethnic decoration, but you will not deny me that these niches are ideally suited for you.
As you may have guessed, it is not because of the sculptures themselves, but because of their shape, which match the shape of the individual niches.
Add a single piece
The niches or niches were created to place in them images that had a religious function.
They were like altars where different figures and icons of a religious nature were venerated.
Over time these holes in the walls have evolved and have been given a more ornamental use. But its function remains the same: Highlight something.
Thus, one of the best ways to highlight something within a niche is to make it look on its own.
A single element within a niche has more prominence than several elements.
A beautiful vase, a sculpture, a painting … Whatever element you want to highlight, do it individually.
Integrate or mimic the niches to hide them
I know of a case in which the owner of the house did not want niches in the walls but there were already some of the previous owners in the house.
If this is your case, if you have niches and you want to remove them, you can only do one thing: Do work and close them with plasterboard.
But if you don’t want to get into the work, you can always paint the niche the same color as the walls to blend it and reduce its prominence.
It will continue to be seen but will no longer be a focal point.
It is the same concept as when we want to make a piece of furniture not stand out so much or not have so much visual weight. Blend it with the walls.
Install an applique
Appliques are one of the decorative elements that I like the most to use in projects.
They are like the icing on the cake, a perfect decorative accent. A decorative “bauble”.
So placing a wall light inside a niche seems like a fantastic idea to me.
As we have seen before, when placing or decorating the niche with a single element, it will stand out even more.
If you like this idea, here you can see wall lights with cable and switch to decorate the walls and illuminate your home without the need for electrical installation.
Install similar materials
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Take a look at the decoration of the three niches in the wall of this bedroom.
It’s not a big deal, is it? And even so, the niches are perfect.
But it is not because of the decoration with which it has been decorated but because of the wooden plank that each niche has at its base, which matches the wood of the rest of the bedroom.
With this gesture, the three niches have been perfectly integrated into the aesthetics of the bedroom.
So take a look at your space and see what materials dominate it, and then you can install or add that same material to the niche and thus make it work, decoratively speaking.
If you still need ideas, these 15 things to hang on the walls that aren’t paintings they will help you decide.
And if you think this article can help a friend or relative who wants to decorate or does not know what to put in their niches, share it. Thanks!