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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.

Thanks so much for all the comments and ideas about our "Boys' Wall." We're still not sure exactly what we are going to do, but we know what we're leaning towards, and that is thanks to you. One great comment I got was that our TV stand is too small. We agree. Now, onto today's question.

I'm not so sure if these mirrors really are the finest of all in this spot.

Let me start from the beginning. I have a living room/dining room space. It's big, white and open. I'm still working on rugs for each "room" to preform the separation surgery, but as we all know, I am as cheap, cheap, cheap as a little birdy, and rugs are not. So the rugs are on the back burner for a while, and I am focusing on the walls.

You've all seen my gallery wall. It's busy, its bold, its beautiful, and its in my "dining room." I still love it. You've also seen the "Boys' Wall," which still has a few issues.

But let me paint a picture for you. You're in my kitchen, standing at the counter. You look out to the big room in front of you and realize the dining room is on the right, and the gallery wall is on that right wall. Directly in front of you (and the wall touching the gallery wall) is an even bigger wall, half windows, half entertainment area (i.e. TV). And now, we have officially entered the living room. The problem area, or at least problem wall.

You see, this couch can only go this way. There is no other way for this monster of a couch to go. Unless I want to block off a huge corner of this room, and we don't like closed spaces! We want the rooms to look as big as they can, right? Right.

But the issue lies in that wall above the short end of the couch. Directly across from this wall is the gallery wall. Touching this wall is the TV/window/animal wall. So, even though the wall feels empty, I don't want to do anything to busy to it, because the rest of the wall space in this big room is pretty crazy and attention hogging (Lindsay Lohan-esque, shall we say).

So I figured, mirrors! Mirrors are good. They blend into the background, but add light and space. So yes, mirrors were the way to go.

But now I'm thinking they are too much. And that is where you come in. They are obviously not white [yes, I used Paint again] but I was planning on painting them soon. If they don't work here, I can use them in the dark, dim guest room.

What are we thinking about mirrors? Too much? Should I put something else on the wall up there? Or maybe just be on the lookout for another side table for that side of the couch? Put a nice big lamp on it? I can't wait to here what you have to say!

1 comment:

tnk said...

I am not loving those mirrors but maybe if you fancied them up some how? But still...I feel like they look way too modern for this cozy space. I would work on getting an end table with lamp instead or something cozier instead. I just almost feel like a mirror with open the space up too much. Maybe just me. I love you.

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