Good Questions: What To Do With This Alcove?

Good Questions: What To Do With This Alcove?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 8, 2007

Hello AT,

I recently moved into a rental home and it has an alcove in the dining room ~ I really don't want to paint (as I would have to just paint it back the original color if/when we leave). I don't know how to decorate this space – its 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall and 1 foot deep – and it has recessed lighting. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Danya

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Dear Danya,

There is SO much you can do, it's just a matter of what tickles your fancy. We'll start the list:

1. corkboard the back and make it a photowall or landing strip
2. paint the back (easy to repaint) and install a thick piece of glass along the bottom ledge
3. paper the back (easy to remove) and line books along the ledge
4. mirror the back
5. chalkboard paint the back and make it a landing strip

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