Unlock the entire Houzz
February 15, 2013
I need help with how to decorate this space. It is in my entry way foyer of my great room. We have a 2nd floor open balcony overlooking the entry way on one side and the great room on the other. The ceiling is at least 40ft.This is next to the staircase. It's terra cotta tile which matches the entry way floor below. We had the door wall and this short (in comparison to this rest of the room!) wall painted red like the open kitchen and the rest of the room is a light tan and I love it! We built this house 5 years ago and I'm still stumped on what to do up there! I'm kind of a traditional decor girl at heart. No country, cottage or modern stuff for me! It would be nice to have a WOW factor up there. The area is approx. 5 1/2ft wide by about 2ft deep. Should I decorate the wall as well as the little "floor" area? Big picture or gallery wall? Real plants can't happen because my husband has to bring in the 18ft ladder anytime I need to clean it or the windows above the door or our ceiling fans in the great room. And that thing is heavy!! I love Houzz and hope you can help me. I haven't seen a dilemma like mine, but maybe I haven't looked in the right place. To be honest, I have no idea even what to call this area! Thanks. Brenda, Dayton, Tn.