It's my entryway. Actually, calling it an entryway is a bit of a lie--it's really my front door and the space that surrounds it.
Reader, it is ugly.
The thing is, as I've mentioned before, I live in a small apartment. It's big enough for me and the cats--and certainly an upgrade from the studio I lived in prior to moving here--but there's not a lot of room for stuff. Which is, actually, totally fine with me, aside from this entryway dilemma. I just want it to be prettier, you know?
I think the desk is OK where it is--prior to it being there, a chair lived in that space--but it's that mirror-hook area to the left of the front door that's bugging me. My dream would be to put some sort of little catch-all-type piece of furniture there, but the space is so narrow that incorporating something like that means people walking through the door would slam right into it. I'd prefer to preserve my friends' kneecaps and avoid that.
Chalkboard paint is something I've wanted to incorporate into my home for awhile now, and I'm wondering if painting a swath of that wall with it--and framing it somehow--would help. Actually, I'm also wondering if I should paint the door itself. Or--on a completely different note--if I should start the process of creating a big gallery wall and have it stretch all the way over to the front door.
Basically, I'm at a loss. Any advice?
P.S. On a separate-yet-related note, I bought this print recently--I've wanted it for years--and I love it. It's hanging in my bedroom now and is decidedly not ugly. Unlike my entryway.