Just 3 posts before this one, I posted about dumb things people put on their walls. (Reader Jules called this "Vern-Yipping" your wall. That cracked me up.)
Reader, photographer, and blogger Kim Hurst heeded my call asking for readers with blank walls to email photos so we could give advice about how to solve that decorating dilemma.
Ok, so I read your "things that are wrong" post today and marched
straight downstairs to my dining room, snapped a picture, and marched
right back up here to email you.
I have this wall in my dining room and I've become IMMOBILIZED with
it. Totally and completely uninspired. I've included a picture of
the Blik decal I put up on the other wall recently to see what the
other side of the room looks like.
It's a TINY dining room. I would love to put shelving or a buffet,
but there just doesn't seem to be room available.
I'd love some ideas from you and the readers!
Great question. It really does look like a tight squeeze in there. I can see why you wouldn't want to shove a fat hutch in there. What about a long console table that isn't very deep? You could put a lamp on it, and set up a tiny chic little bar on there... maybe group some Hendricks gin, a bowl of limes, other boozin' supplies. You could also then put a mirror above it. I know the console/mirror duo isn't the most original, but it always works. Plus, a mirror would give the illusion of more space and would also reflect more light.
Also, you might want to get a round table. You can always squeeze more people in when you are seating 6 or so, but day to day, it takes less space and will sort of let the eye move around the room a little more. Might make the console idea work even better. I bet you could get a pedestal table for not too much. Craigslist always seems to have people casting them off, and I just want to adopt them, paint them glossy white or glossy black and give them a knew home.
Decornophiles? Any bright ideas out there?