Today we're going to do something a bit different here on Lemon Tree Creations and temporarily suspend our tutorial format. I have a real home dilemma and I'm appealing to you, dear readers, for advice.
I have been stumped as to what to do with this recessed niche since we bought the home over 2 years ago.
Some people have really amazing ideas, such as Tiffany's reformed nook, which you can see here.
However, my nook presents a different problem because it starts 8 feet in the air, above the fireplace.
It is 6 feet tall at it's highest point and 3.5 feet wide, so pretty substantial in size. However, it's only 6 inches deep, so there isn't a lot of room to work with.
I realize that this is a cool and unique architectural feature, but what in the world should I do with it?! I found some accessories that fill the space a bit, and that helps, but I feel like this wall was obviously meant to be a focal point and I'm blowing it in a major way!! I have heard that I could paint the back wall to give it a bit more depth, which I agree with, but I think more needs to be changed than just that.
Okay, enough of me painting a sad picture for you, what are your thoughts? (I'm embarrassed by the lack of color in my decor here too, but that is another story. :) Does anyone else have a recess that they have put to good use? What items are you accessorizing with? Anything you love? Any suggestions to doll this up or make it work are more than welcome! And I will certainly give you a shout out and post some after pictures if I take on your suggestions.
Hmm, is this sounding a bit desperate? I wasn't meaning for it to, but help!! :)
Thanks, and I'll see you Monday with my favorite project ever!