What do you do with a niche?
Patsy Martin
October 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
New house. Niche in the living room. Decorate it or ignore it?
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pander116
Paint it out - same as wall color and ignore it!
October 16, 2013 at 11:20am     
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troshalom
Create step shelves on the wall and make it a haven for the cats. No cats, then plants or pottery, tied in to art you place on the wall.
October 16, 2013 at 11:25am   
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JudyG Designs
Yes, pander, agree, paint the wall color or have it filled in. Very odd.
October 16, 2013 at 1:17pm     
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Brenda
I would drywall over it. It doesn't make any sense what-so-ever.
October 16, 2013 at 1:23pm     
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decoenthusiaste
What are builders smoking these days? Niche after niche - useless, slothful building I think. Get rid of it so you can decorate without that headache.
October 16, 2013 at 1:31pm     
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Amy Cali
Not to mention the dust it will collect!
October 16, 2013 at 1:35pm     
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Andrew Zinn
Stencil or find a pattern wall paper to add some visual interest, and store baskets, or even accessory items.
October 16, 2013 at 1:41pm     
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BathGems
I secound the baskets or old pots, great spot to display junk art from a garage sale etc..
October 16, 2013 at 1:45pm   
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troshalom
Another idea is a customized piece of art made for that space in either wrought iron or stained glass. Could be very funky, can we see a panorama of the room?
October 16, 2013 at 3:10pm   
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mandiio
I would get a quote to drywall over it.. See if the cost makes sense to get rid of the head ache.. Otherwise I'd put a collection of some sort. Lately I've liked groupings of lanterns with frameless candles? It may be too high for that..
October 16, 2013 at 4:10pm   
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DirectBuy of Fort Worth
Add a big flat screen tv to that wall and that niche would hold a nice soundbar
October 16, 2013 at 4:32pm   
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unwantedadvice
Granted, my niche space is larger but I think they can be decorated nicely as I believe mine is. But, of course, it is totally up to you. :)
October 16, 2013 at 4:40pm   
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Debp
I would just simply paint it the wall color and ignore it.
October 16, 2013 at 5:24pm   
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danielamspaugh
Looks like the pefect book shelf to me.
October 16, 2013 at 5:33pm   
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Fratello Arts
I would add home accessories in a group of three. All same color. Perhaps aluminum vases as they will stand out. You can go from large to small (left to right) and on the wall I would add panel artwork.
October 16, 2013 at 6:24pm   
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Patsy Martin
Thanks all! It's my daughter's house and of course she will do as she likes. I have given your ideas to her. I would ignore it!
October 19, 2013 at 12:11pm     
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unwantedadvice
Patsy, I do agree to ignore it as it is a small space but do think back wall would blend in better if painted wall color. :)
October 19, 2013 at 12:58pm   
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Patsy Martin
When the room is repainted I will try to convince her.
October 20, 2013 at 8:24am     
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leelee
Paint the color of the walls or dry wall. No sense in playing up a builder's bad idea!
October 20, 2013 at 8:39am   
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