Not only is our foyer the first “room” you see when you enter the front door, it’s also the space I stare at from my desk. Needless to say, the lack of decoration is getting on my nerves.
Here’s what we have so far. (I removed the heaps of stuff from the floor and dresser for the picture.)
The upside is that it’s a big space—lots of room to work with. But, look closely and you see the problem.
Yep, a vent that’s about 3 inches higher than I need it to be. The easy solution would be to buy a taller piece of furniture. That solution isn’t fitting into the budget, however. I’m using the dresser that used to be our TV console in the last house. It’s nice to have the extra storage right across from my office space.
Here’s another view of the foyer. My office is to the right. My someday wish list includes a new light fixture and a rug.
Okay, so back to the problem of the vent. Accessories to the rescue. Since I’m trying to get back into the mode of using what I have, I started with this huge piece of driftwood but decided it would get in the way of the gallery wall I was hoping to hang on this wall.
I also really wanted some lighting in this spot, so here’s what I came up with so far. A tray and some stacked coffee table books are doing the trick for now. I’m hoping a big collection of frames above will provide further distraction.
So, there’s my start. More on this later. . .