Decorating Our Upstairs Landing Off Bridge
|March 18, 2013||Posted by Helen under Uncategorized|
Our family room has a bridge, also called “cat walk” over it. The stairway goes near the side of our house, where the bedrooms are located. Directly across from the top of the stairway is the landing, and it adds a nice touch compared to just having a bridge with no way to decorate it. That would be sort of bland in that area visible from most angles of the family room below. The area is difficult to photograph as well, because both indoor walls of the room have angled ceiling drops due to the high vaulted ceiling. Search me as to why this was built that way…we’re the third owners.
When I began writing this post, I had only a couple of items still on the console aka the Fleur de Lis console from Kirkland’s Home. One was that lamp, that I’m not thrilled to have up there. Due to the angle of the ceiling meeting the beams…it’s difficult to decide what does look right. While writing this in the middle of the night, I’ve decided the way it appears in this first photo might be best. Meaning, two short and two tall items on the console. Oh, almost forgot to say that the other item was the topiary, that I found at Old Time Pottery in Hunstville/Madison, Alabama. OTP does have great deals on topiaries in case you haven’t heard!
The little white and brown bird is an adorable sale item, that I had to have from Stein Mart. Of course that cutie is sitting atop of some of my favorite books. To the left of “birdie” is a gorgeous floral, that is quite realistic.
Now I’m thinking I might remove the tall topiary and grab one with a single ball in a flower pot. Trying to visualize bringing the height of the items on the console up as the ceiling over it is going up to a point about in the middle of the bridge. A few minutes ago my whole post disappeared except for one letter. Thankfully, I click save over and over during the time I’m writing. Forgive me if I’m rambling…that scared me a bit until I brought most of it back up. The next change on the landing will be a new lamp or a lamp new to the console.
It’s great to have you drop by.