Our Master Bedroom is shaped in a way that can only be described as...Oklahoma. It has a regular square bit and then it has this thin little tail that stretches the rest of the length of the house.
When we moved in, the nook already had some built-in shelves tucked back there. As soon as we started piling crap onto it though, we realized it was going to be an eyesore (even if just for us).
So, when my mom was up to visit, we made the valances that you see in our bedroom pictures as well as a cotton curtain to conceal the shelves for more of a closet type feel.(we've also since gone through with wire cutters to remove the 70,000 cable wires that were running all over this room.
To make the curtain, we used $1 a yard white cotton from Wal-Mart and made the large rectangle first. Since the curtain needed to be cut long ways and thus making it not wide enough, we did one panel at bolt width and then cut the next strip in half sewing one on each side. That way, there wouldn't be a seam in the middle of the curtain.
After the whole white part was pieced together, we quickly added a band of the valance fabric along the bottom. Super easy!
So far, this has worked out very well, the curtain that is.
Notice I am showing a picture of the shelves empty.
I don't know who designed these damn shelves but they have no practicality at all.
First of all, the shelves overlap, so stuff can get eaten by the black hole of doom never to be seen again. Also, this shelf is too thin- you can't even put a pair of shoes on them without them sticking over (which bothers my minor obsessiveness) Luckily, the curtain covers the chaos and doom that is back there right now, but I have several ideas for what I'd like back there someday.
Part of me thinks we should rip the shelves out and install custom shelving and install a door. Ya know, his and hers closets. But honestly, Nate doesn't have a single thing in the closet (he works in a factory, it's not like he owns nice clothes) so I feel like a closet would be great for resale value but wasted space otherwise. The only way I can see it being beneficial is a laundry catch all. Or maybe like a dressing area with a nice mirror and space for accessories?
Another part of me thinks that putting up a vanity would be a nice use of the space, but then again, I put on the same make up every morning and it takes me about 3 seconds- I don't know if that validates square footage.
Then, the selfish part of me coos at the idea of a chaise.
A fainting couch.
A hiding spot. Not this, but maybe something like this?
I don't know how it would look back there as it's not a very wide space, so I'm unsure of if I'd have to climb into it or something, but the idea of a little place to curl up with a book and a dog away from everything (especially when we have guests or when we have kids) is really appealing.
If you had a random nook in a bedroom, what do you think you'd use it for?