It did not look good.
The configuration was pretty limited, too - there's a vent on the left and a power outlet on the right so I couldn't add anymore bookshelves (so it all looked more substantial) and I certainly couldn't use less (too dinky).
Moving the sideboard/buffet over in the living room didn't look good either.
But I kept the sofa table behind the couch.
The next day I moved the bookshelves out and put the buffet back. I tried a few different things though. I took down the white shelves, brought in a lamp, some books, a silver tray. Just to see.
|with a big picture|
|with a mirror|
But everything just looked like it was hiding behind the dandelion pendant. From the side, no. But from the kitchen you can't see through the pendant enough.
Next, I thought I would try hanging a few pretty plates like I talked about but I realized that I liked the mirror idea... Not this round mirror pictured above, but a big tall silver mirror.
It would be nice to see the reflection of the dandelion pendant from the living room... and it would make the room look bigger and brighter -- but most importantly, I could spy on the kitchen! Bad kittay!
The round mirror was too small (23") and the picture frame was a nice width (36" square) but even if I hung it it'd be too short. So I'm looking for something as tall as 4.5' and 3' wide? Around there.
Too bad Ikea's Songe mirror isn't smaller - the curved top is my favorite part so the rectangle version doesn't do it for me.
This one from World Market is gold, but I could spray paint it. Eh.
|(19.6" W x 32.6'' H)|
Or maybe I could hang multiple mirrors vertically, sort of like this... but just two or three.
I have a few matching mirrors around the house I could try. Or maybe I'll go raid my mom's house this weekend! :)