Having niches in your home seems like a good idea, right? You envision spaces like this:
Look at the great niche shelving here on the right. Love the beadboard along the back.
Better yet – having a niche that is actually functional (not to mention beautiful!).
We have lots of niches in our new home, but they are much trickier to deal with than one would think, and they leave me longing for niches like the ones in the photos above. Alas, I’m left with these:
Six niches. Count ’em, SIX! Some are the long skinny niches that are just a
bit– bear to decorate. Skinny Niches, I don’t like you. Take the one on the far right – the decorative wrought iron thingy with the candles. That was there when we bought the house, and I haven’t changed it since I didn’t know what else to put there.
I do have an idea though. The niche with the faux scenery – when we get our family room repainted, I would like to paint over it and add some shelving. Maybe glass shelves, since these niches have lighting. I don’t know for sure yet. But at least then the niche would be semi-functional, and allow for some display. I don’t know that I would do that for ALL of the niches, but at least it’s a start.
The fireplace niche I’m considering filling in altogether when we redo it with the stone veneer that I blogged about here. With so many niches, I don’t think we’ll miss it, do you? Especially since it’s a tall, skinny niche. Away with you, skinny niche, I won’t allow you to leave me feeling inadequate!