It’s onto week 2 of the One Room Challenge! (Psst, you can catch all the designers and linker-uppers here – and you will love it). I’ve been out of town on spring break so have made almost no physical progress in the space, but I’ve spent way too much time over-thinking it. Here are a few visuals, but I still have a some big decisions to make (and input is always welcome)!
Yes, I have a couple light options, table options, rug options, and more. So let’s get to the key decisions. The first decision I really need to make is whether to keep a round table in the center of the room or to open the space even more by ditching the round table and instead doing a console table in front of the stairs. Both this and this are great examples of ditching the round entry table and using a console table/dresser against the stairs. The wall in front of the stairs isn’t huge but is enough to fit a 60″ or less table with a lamp, a few cute things, and a storage spot for keys.
Deciding on the table will then force the decision on the overhead light. If moving to a console table, I’ll need more of a flushmount so no heads are hit when walking through our entry. Otherwise, I can keep a lower pendant/chandelier in the middle over a round entry table.
Okay, second major decision is the wall paneling. I’m so indecisive I couldn’t even include it in the mood board above. Part A of this decision is whether to panel the entire room or just the triangle under the stairs. Obviously just under the stairs would be easiest but I’m thinking I need more to really create a cohesive space. Part B of this decision is the type of paneling – shiplap? board and batten? other? I’d like to keep it leaning more casual but still tie into the rest of the house (i.e. fancy pants picture molding isn’t an option). The entry bench I built has a board and batten back to it, so you’d think that is the logical choice.
But, let’s be honest here. With my funky plaster walls (that I do love) I really couldn’t cheat on board and batten in the entire room but would need to cover all the walls with flat paneling before adding the board and batten. That seems a little overkill for this refresh. So, I’m leaning toward shiplap or tongue and groove, either going floor to ceiling or going partway up, just under the light switches. Decisions, I tell you!
Any strong opinions on tables or wall paneling? We get back into town Saturday so am hoping to start working on the walls on Sunday…
p.s. Catch a peek of the new entry rug here. 🙂