Friday, February 17, 2006

An Interesting Space Problem

Things are coming together nicely here, though I'm still stalling on unpacking all the books until I have my bookcases positioned in my bedroom correctly. The main problem right now is one I've never encountered before: too much space. Ideally, I want my bed on the back wall, facing the window. The other primary things to include are the dresser and two bookcases. Given the closet on one wall and the window and heater on another, that leaves pretty much just one wall to put them against. However, that leaves a completely empty area about 8 x 8 feet that you walk into in the entrance, which feels enormous. All that open space sort of decreases the coziness quotient that I'd like to have in a bedroom, so I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. The bed is already sticking out into the room, rather than being long-ways against the wall. I'm considering moving it against the other wall, sticking in from the side to divide the room more in half, then putting the bookcases against the back wall. The downside to that is that the bed is more in a line with the door and also has me facing the closet and bathroom, rather than the window. I'd just as soon take some of the extra space and put it in the living room if I could. Anyway, this is all very tricky. I often have a very definite feeling for where things belong in a room, but this particular room is being difficult. Interesting problem, though.


Lacey said...

Ooh! Ooh! I have a suggestion -- get a tree! Ficuses (fici?) are wonderful indoor trees, and a nice mature one would make your room nice and cozy. If you put it by your bed you could wake up with lovely greenery overhead. Or just in a corner to fill up space and look pretty. Just make sure you get some help to carry it up the stairs!

Tandava said...

Ah, nice suggestion, and I like the idea. But unfortunately, the corners in the room are not the problem. The space that needs filling is all sort of entryway and walkway space, and would be sort of odd to have a tree in. Of course, now that I think about it, maybe I could put a ficus more sort of in the middle of the room? I'm thinking like near the corner of the bed, so it's not so much an extra distinct thing to walk around, but still fills some of the blank space. That could be a very interesting effect. Or too weird?

Gaby de Wilde said...

You could put the bookcases in the middle of the room.