Corner Space Help!
dasha81
January 13, 2014
I've received some great ideas so far…now just trying to narrow it down a bit more. What would you do in that corner by the window? I need to balance it out w/the built-in.
Plant/greenery
Another chair
Small table with art on wall
Only photo/art sequence
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Dytecture
Art or plants.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 7:40PM
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the essentials inside
Plants!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 7:42PM
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dasha81
Something large like this? :-)
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Nancy
I would vote for another chair with some small framed art behind it.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:34PM
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abbyjean
I actually like the plant AND the container in your poll above.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:37PM
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dasha81
Abby, do you mean the basket it's in?
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:43PM
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abbyjean
Yes, I love that whole look pictured above.
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dasha81
For those voting chair, the same kind or something different?
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:45PM
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dasha81
Me too!! Don't even know where to start looking for something like that. Lol
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:45PM
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graceous
a chair maybe high back and with a tall plant in corner sort of behind chair
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:52PM
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the essentials inside
Dasha81,

I found a similar chair on our site by Uttermost, take a look at the link below;
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Take a look we have a lot of different styles to choose from.

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    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:52PM
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graceous
or two matching chairs on each side of fireplace at an angle like the red chair
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 8:56PM
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bears72
Chair but different ( like suggested on better) but like plant too- do both
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 9:00PM
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bears72
Or large picture - this is one I have but you would only need the top picture turned the other way.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 9:07PM
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lucidos
The corner is inconsequential. The issue I see is that the built-in does not tie to the fireplace. This gives you a sense of needing to weight the smaller portion.

A suggestion would be to work towards incorporating the bookcase and fireplace such as the images I posted and the uncooperative corner will become a no-brainier in this balancing act.

To do this I would remove the crown molding on the bookcase and recreate it by extending it to the far end of the fireplace. Then tie that portion of the wall together in a textured background with the white.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 9:40PM
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dasha81
Here are 2 more pics with the chair on other side. I don't know if 2 red ones would be overkill but also like the plant idea...can I do both?
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:10AM
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graceous
yes a plant would be nice too I think.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:14AM
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graceous
even some black hearth tools on right side of hearth
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:22AM
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bears72
Like the added chair and yes you can still do a plant or a tall thin vase with sticks. Curious if the chairs were reversed how it would look - might balance the red around the room better
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:19AM
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dasha81
Would you opt for 2 of the same chairs or different? I'm a classic girl...and while I love eclectic, not sure I can brave it. :)
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:20AM
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bears72
I like your 2 different chairs.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:23AM
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Janet Woods
If you don't need extra seating, don't do another chair - it would take away from what you already have going on, which is fabulous! Bring home a big fake palm or ficus and see what you think - it can be returned and you can get a live one if you like the look. Any plant would love it by the window, and you need something organic there. I'm not sure of the right terminology, but I think you need something 'poofy'' and soft sided instead of more square, hard edges.
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dasha81
Janet, we don't need more seating in that area. I totally agree, we need softness in that room. Will be getting more pollows and throws, too.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:17AM
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sunnydrew
I don't see any lamps in that room. Why not a nice floor lamp with an up light?
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:21AM
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Barbie
The chair doesn't look right to me. I think you need height.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:24AM
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Kearstyn Girvin
I think the plant would be really nice in that corner, but I also think that chair is really out of place. It's facing away from the TV. I think it would look much better over by the side of the couch where the boy is on an angle, then maybe some green and red and tan accent pillows to pull together your wall color, your red in the chair and the drapes, and the green in the plant (if you put one over there.) Just my opinion :)
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:25AM
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Barbie
I really like the art sequence you have in your poll. I would choose to copy that. But I am not a fan of big plants in the house so I might not be the one to give advice.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:28AM
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Kearstyn Girvin
Or maybe, put it on the same side as I said before, but have it facing the other side of the couch so your couch plus the chair complete a sort of rectangluar look and compliment the fireplace in the center and the shape of the couch as well. I don't know, just a suggestion! :)
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:31AM
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Studio M Interior Design
Potted tree. Definitely :)
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dasha81
Thanks for all the suggestions. I may start with the greenery and go from there...would be cheaper. Lol.

I love all the suggestions...makes it much tougher for someone as indecisive as me. :)
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 11:09AM
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dasha81
I had a fake tree in the other. What do you think? Too tall? (don't mind the mismatched ottoman, i will be getting a matching red)

Photo is a bit dark
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:21PM
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abbyjean
I like it! I also like the basket/pot it is in and how it coordinates with the couch and the rug. The lil one needs a hug! :)
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abbyjean
If you move it toward the fireplace a titch, it will cover the higher outlet and almost the lower one. Maybe take down the mantle decoration now, too.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:50PM
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dasha81
Thanks! It's not too tall? Maybe I can find something more at the mantel height and then hang a picture above
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:58PM
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abbyjean
Nah! Not sure how a shorter one with a pic over it would look. A picture would compete with the tv and it might cut the plant off , too, when you look at it.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:03PM
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graceous
can't see all of your room. Could you center the sofa a tiny bit more with fireplace and red chair moved to corner but still sitting on rug. I don't think you need a shorter plant but maybe something on each side of your tv on mantle.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:08PM
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graceous
nothing tall though
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:11PM
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dasha81
grace, sofa is a sectional. It's as centered as possible. :) definitely will be thinking if mantel decor, soon.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:22PM
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Janet Woods
Looks great - don't go shorter. Maybe move the star to the other side of the mantle. Your little guy wants you to put the camera down and play!
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dasha81
Haha...he's actually saying, "Cheese!" really hard in this pic. Comes off almost angry...cracks me up every time! Such a camera hog.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 9:42PM
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lucidos
I'm sorry the demons in my head and Photoshop made me do it. Kidlet is adorable by the way.
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graceous
don't know how large this room is but I still say you could move sectional back some and have room for another chair in that corner and a nice floor lamp between it and end of fireplace
    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 7:57PM
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Michael Lee, Inc
additional seating is not a bad idea and a plant behind that
    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 8:05PM
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Shuler Architecture
Another chair gets my vote
    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 8:10PM
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Dezign Studio Inc
A full length mirror.
    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 8:12PM
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dasha81
Lucidos, that made me laugh! Had to really squint to see the owl. Lol
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 6:23PM
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monarc617
Reading spot! Chaise? Or a high back chair with Ottoman with a good lamp with light!
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 8:55PM
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nasmijati
At first I was going to suggest a large plant.

After looking at the room and reading the comments, i have changed my mind. The red chair you have is "floating" to my eye. I would move it to the corner with a good reading lamp.

In front of the bookcase, put a large basket for the little one's board books.
    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 8:08PM
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graceous
another suggestion would be to place two white framed small pictures on wall with one above the other with chair and nice reading lamp in corner.
    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 8:22PM
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graceous
I think you still need another chair in front of bookcase to balance things out in the room
    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 8:25PM
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Old New House
low and shallow depth custom shelves in the corner. Something to place a sentimental or two
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 4:43AM
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dasha81
I am keeping the chair in front of the bookcase, the corner is not much a "reading nook" because there is only one window and light comes in from the other windows. If I put a chair in the corner, I wonder if then the room will have an ackward balance?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 7:44AM
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nasmijati
Perhaps a toy area for the little one in the out-of-the-way corner? You could make it white to match the bookcase, or reddish to match the chair.
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 5:10PM
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skrpan
I would out a nice bar cart with either vintage decanters, or crystal decanters. They are called bar carts but you could use them for just about anything. They are very popular now. Hope this helps
    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 5:32PM
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desy_prasetya
Hi, What about magazine or book rack, you can put one of them in the corner and put flower or table lamp on it.
if flower / table lamp too risky for your sons, you can put their toys on it.
hope this help.

Regards,
Upik Desy
    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 8:57AM
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