First, let’s take care of business. The winner of the Studio Tullia and Our Humble Abode giveaway is…Kimberly R! Congratulations! You’ve got one pillow and two constellation cut outs waiting for you to customize.
Though the family room isn’t finished, I’m still excited to work on decorating. This four-foot wide nook by the fireplace is kind of tough. Right now we’ve got wood storage, an open space (that we’ll eventually fill with a tv), and a thick shelf for books and art.
Originally, I wanted two shelves at the top for a more built-in look, but chickened out when we built it fearing two shelves would look cramped. To be sure, I turned to Photoshop. Adding a second shelf and tv does fill in the space. If we upgrade the tv in the living room, we’ll put that one in here, like this:
But the 42″ tv looks huge here, so maybe we’ll buy a smaller 32 inch-ish one, like this.
Or maybe just a coat of paint is all we’ll need?
One shelf might look less cluttered…
Then again, two shelves could look like a built-in, adding height to the nook. In the event we add a second shelf, books will primarily fill the shelves. What do you think; one shelf or two?