things i've blogged about

Friday, September 18, 2009

Help Needed!!

In our quest to make our house a home I have spent quite a bit of time focusing on The Master Bedroom (more pictures to come soon). We are loving our new bedroom furniture but I am having an issue and I need your help! Our dresser came with a mirror however (as you can see in the reflection) we decided to use our dresser as a TV stand. That leaves us with this mirror...

So call us crazy but we think this mirror looks kind of odd hanging on the wall all alone. I think it is because the base of the mirror is more narrow than the top. So, we came up with a solution - to get a piece of furniture to sit under the mirror. This is slightly problematic for two reasons. One, the piece must be at least 46 inches wide (to match the width of the top of the mirror) and most accent tables are not that large. Two, it can't be very deep because it is in a high traffic area and anything we put here is going to significantly shrink our walkway. are a few of my ideas...PLEASE tell me what you think and feel free to suggest something of your own!

Option One. I like this piece because it gives me lots of space to decorate and it could be used in just about any room of the house later if I ever decide to change things up (like I would ever get the wild idea to move things around...ha..not me!). However, the downside is that it has lots of space that I would have to decorate and I am not sure what I would do with it.

Option Two. Okay, so this is not a traditional bedroom piece and I am sure Blake (being the traditionalist) won't like the idea of having it in the bedroom. However, I have ALWAYS wanted one of these and we really don't have any other place in the house for one. It will also be going in a place that would be great for sitting to put on shoes or tossing my purse. I could also get some pillows and jazz it up a bit...not to mention all the great storage space it provides...did I make a good enough case?

Option Three. Okay, this is my least favorite but it has its benefits. Like Option two, it provides seating and I could get pillows for it. However, that is far as my decorating ability will take me with this one.

What do you guys think!? Help me out!!


  1. Without seeing the actual space and other elements in the room it is hard to make a totally informed suggestion, but looking at your pics I think that I like option 3 (your least favorite). It will give a clean simple look, and yet it is functional. Any of the options, however would be acceptable. Everything is looking good!

  2. I like the first one. But I have zero space in my house to put decorations and picture frames, so that is why I am a bit partial. But 3 is my second choice. I think you would want something that is taller because of the placement of the mirror providing less dead space on the wall. But I am no expert! You can make anything look good, so whatever you choose will look great!

  3. I ♥ option 2. The storage is fabulous, you won't have another surface for tablescapes or miscellaneous knick knacks, and it's perfect for sitting down and tying your shoes.

    Just my two cents. :)

  4. I just found this. And old head board turned into a coat rack. With #3 below it.