Thursday, February 16

around the corner

Last weekend Curt got out the power tools and hung our new reading lamps over the bed. They are perfect for reading and knitting, and a much better lighting alternative to the headlamp I had to wear to bed. {not cute!} While he was at it, Curt hung a big frame that I get to fill with something fabulous along these lines.

He also cleaned up the rogue suitcase and clothing situation that was happening in the corner of our room and now we are left with a wide open canvas to decorate. It's currently quite the blank space along the wall opposite our bed. The vaulted ceiling begs for art and photography while the open corner seems the perfect spot for a comfy chair and some chic storage. So obviously I took to Pinterest to search for some corner inspiration.

Source: via Brittney on Pinterest

Source: via Brittney on Pinterest

Obviously this collection contains vastly different design styles, but here are the underlying connections I like:

*Chair - must be comfy with an accent blanket or pillow. I don't think we have room for an ottoman, but it definitely makes kicking back and reading a book a little more comfortable.
*Lighting - I like the idea of a floor lamp with a small footprint but makes the area well-lit. A few of these corners also have unique lighting hanging from the ceiling, which adds a bit of interest while making the corner space feel a little more self-contained.
* A table or storage - ideally Curt will build some kind of lidded crate that can hold extra sheets, much like the savaged wood bench corner above.
*Mirror - we are in desperate need of a full-length mirror. Most days I either hope my top and bottom match, or stand on the edge of the tub to get a good view in the bathroom mirror.
*Art - Like I said above, we have a large wall to fill with something. While I like the settings with frames hung in the corner, I am worried that would make the wall feel unbalanced. I don't have any solution right now, but I'd love to hear your opinions and suggestions!
*Accents - These are my favorite parts of the corners: an added bit of whimsy in the form of a plant, flowers, colorful books, baubles, knick knacks or vintage containers. I will definitely be hitting up some local vintage flea markets to fill in these spots.

I plan on keeping watch at HomeGoods, Goodwill, Craigslist, and other cheap furniture spots for a comfy chair. I'm not against recovering/reupholstering something, so we'll see what we can find! 

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