So this wall in my apartment is causing my a bit of distress. I don't know what to do on it and it needs something! First, here are the issues (as I see them):
1. The way I have my desk laid out doesn't leave much space between it (the desk) and the problem wall. So I can't put something on it that's too deep. I don't want it to feel cluttered or tight.
2. I don't want to do any type of fun paint treatments on it because it joins onto the hallway wall which has already has a fun graphic paint treatment (you can see in the bottom pic) and I don't want them to clash.
3. Just putting a small table won't really work. It needs something a bit more substantial.
4. It's a small space. Not only is it my 'work' area it's also my entryway as you can see. So, I don't want to clutter it.
I've had a few thoughts of what to do but I'm not 100% on any of them. I spotted this bench which I thought I might be able to easily paint and recover. It would definitely be functional - I could sit and put my shoes on or while people are waiting for me they could have a seat. But...I dunno. It seems like it might not be substantial enough for the wall. The idea I'm leaning most towards is this malm console from Ikea. It has a hidden-type drawer which would be useful and I don't think it's too deep. And then maybe I could do something like this to it....Above I'm thinking maybe a really large black & white framed photograph...but what would sit on the console itself? (I don't want to put office supplies!)
So that's the idea I'm leaning most towards BUT I know you all are filled with great ideas so I wanted to see what you might have in mind. The only requirements: not too cluttered and it has to be functional. As you can tell from the pictures I keep a few pairs of shoes right at the door and as much as I'd like to put them in the closet as soon as I walk in the door - I don't. And that's not likely to change. Just being honest.
Any ideas or suggestions?