Well, I’m not all that discouraged yet…I was just trying to come up with a cool title!
But I AM frustrated. Here’s why:
I haven’t done much with the decor in the dining room since we moved into the house in April. Reason being: 1. It’s not a large room, so it doesn’t need much, because I don’t want to overwhelm it with stuff, I just want it to be a few very perfect-for-the-room things that currently I can’t find and 2. Since I don’t know exactly what I’m looking for, I can’t find it!
Case in point – here’s the dining room:
Please excuse the cell phone pic – when will I ever learn?!
We keep it like this when it’s just us at home, but the table actually has the potential to seat 8-10 comfortably (when we put the leaves in), and we could fit a few more in there if we squeezed. You can see the hutch which holds my grandmother’s china and a few other special pieces, but can you see above the hutch? Let’s do a closer shot…
Right now I have seated atop the hutch an over-sized glass vase full of decorative balls, a picture and my glass cake display.
Over-sized glass vase of decorative balls = because I put it up there for the last party we had, and I haven’t taken it down yet. It normally is the centerpiece on the table, and I like it because I can change out what decorative pieces are inside of it.
Picture = because the first week we moved it I put it up there to see if it was too big or too small, and what would something similar look like up there? Because it has a print on the picture, and, unless you are well over 7 feet tall, you can’t read it at such a distance.
Glass cake display = because I really wanted it to fit IN the hutch, but it wouldn’t so I set it up there to give a little balance to the TOP of the hutch.
It’s all just wrong, because I don’t really want any of that on top of the hutch, but I can’t figure out what to do up there! And can you see where the ceiling is? It slopes upwards, so it’s pretty high and I could put any number of things up there…just so long as none of them hinder the air conditioning vent…or do I want that covered up? (Not covered as in obstructed, just covered as in camouflaged.) But that might be going too high for the size of the hutch?! Grrr…
Can you see my dilemma?
So here it is with its centerpiece in the proper spot. But the top of the hutch just looks sad now.
(I am working on window treatments, no worries. That in itself will brighten things up a bit…)
I DO like the centerpiece, and the flexibility it provides, but I’m not set on it completely, if re-arranging needs to be done.
Whatcha think? Any ideas?