In my living room, there's this awkward little corner. It's opposite the bar cart and across the room from the television/sofa. It appears that once upon a time, there might have been some kind of burner/heater here – with the corner part being a slim chimney. But in these modern times, I just find myself staring at this awkward corner and struggling with decorating it on a daily basis.
I've put a chair there, but it's really too far from the rest of the furniture to make sense or feel cozy. I've temporarily placed my typewriter table there (above) along with one of the cat beds. Right now, it's just sitting empty.
Some good ideas I've received:
I do like the idea of hanging an eclectic collection of photographs, prints, and artwork here, but my walls are really old plaster and I hate the thought of putting so many holes there.
It's been suggested that I hang some white floating shelves. I'm mostly on board with this idea as long as I start the shelves far enough up that the cats won't be jumping up and breaking my pretties.
A big, lovely folding screen with some kind of artwork on it (like my Birth of Venus screen) would be a lovely, eye-catching way to use the corner. ...But it feels kind of repetitive since that Birth of Venus screen is literally around the corner in the next room.
I've scavenged Pinterest for photos of rooms with similar awkward corners, but it's been to no avail.
So I'm opening up the floor here on the blog.
What do you think I should do with this awkward corner?
Things to keep in mind: The cheaper and easier the idea/project, the better! ;)