When we purchased our home, one of my first decorating challenges was figuring out what to do with the 5 inch deep inset in the corner of our living room. I originally tried tucking a console table in the nook, but it just looked awkward.
A family friend installed the shelves for us while we were occupied with other projects around the house. He stained the shelves to match our alder wood trim, then simply inset key hole hangers into the back of the wood shelves to hang them.
We have high ceilings in this room, and I realized that photo frames on the very top shelf didn’t work well because the pictures were too hard to see. Instead, I purchased the letters of our last name in paper mache form from Hobby Lobby and painted them silver with acrylic craft paint. Since this photo wall is all about our little family, having our name right at the top gives it a special, personal touch!
The shelves really complete the living room, and I think they make a great use of that previously awkward 5 inch inset. But I’m curious to know, how would you have used the space?