Empty space by bedroom door

by Sjaschke
In need of some direction on what to place by bedroom door. Possible bench for putting on shoes or placing briefcase. A nice plant? Mirrors on wall?
  15 answers
  • Sheryl Johnson Sheryl Johnson on Jan 10, 2015
    Well, it looks like a bag lands there anyway, so I would put something decorative with coat hooks (or old door knobs...cabinet knobs...) on the wall. Then I'd set a comfy puffy chair under it, making a spot where I could enter, hang my purse & sweater, take off my shoes, and decompress for 5 minutes after work before making dinner.
  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Jan 11, 2015
    You have room for a beautiful bench or chaise there. I have one similar to this: http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Custom-Hartwell-Upholstered-Bench/00/630/ An upholstered chair would also look nice there with a small table and a reading l always a plus in a bedroom.
  • Wint Wint on Jan 11, 2015
    Put a bench that you could sit on and one with storage underneath. Do you need any hooks for keys, coats? If not, add some art above.
  • Anne Lorraine South Anne Lorraine South on Jan 11, 2015
    Floor standing mirror and decorative chair.
    • Peggy L Peggy L on Jan 18, 2015
      @Anne Lorraine South I LOVE your chair.. very grand & beautiful
  • Your Organized Friend Your Organized Friend on Jan 11, 2015
    My answer would depend on what you need in the room. Do you have a full length mirror (so you check what you are wearing)? Do you have a place to sit when getting dressed? Do you have a place to locate the outfit you are wearing the next day? Do you need a "take off pad"....you know where you put everything you need to remember the next day with you. Try and balance the large piece on the right. Good Luck with your solution.
  • I agree with ' your organized friend'...I believe every bedroom needs a chair or small bench, as a place to sit down , and put on your shoes, etc. I dont like huge dressers in bedrroms, takes up a lot of usable space, I like to have everything in a CLOSET. lol. thats just me...; bedrooms need a chair or bench, and a full length mirror that does not ' face the bed' , such as placing the mirror on the wall to the SIDE of the bed. Also, having a chair is a nice place to set your purse down in your bedroom,if thats where you keep your purse.
  • Belinda Todd Belinda Todd on Jan 11, 2015
    First off, is the dresser centered on the wall? If not, you could center it and place large vases with tall flowers on both sides. If the dresser is centered you could put a unique chair with ottoman if you have room.
  • Jamoschini Jamoschini on Jan 12, 2015
    I would put a long seating bench and a couple of pictures on the wall. It would make a good place to take off your shoes and store your brief case.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 12, 2015
    Good answers. I go with an occasional chair with some art above.
  • Kelly Graves Kelly Graves on Jan 12, 2015
    I love reading the advice on these posts and I have to laugh at this one because I have no space next to my bedroom door. It is filled with STUFF! Now I am going to go DECLUTTER so I can use one of these great ideas! Thank you! I will post before and after pics.
  • Linda Phillips Linda Phillips on Jan 12, 2015
    How about a quilt rack with some pretty quilts.
  • Lori Lori on Jan 13, 2015
    If there is an option to paint - what about painting something on the wall and extending the dimension with hooks/shelves from the painting? Ex: I painted a tree (black) on a kitchen wall (nothing complicated trust me!) and found metal branch hooks (painted black) to extend from the arms of the tree branches. I wish I still had pictures (2010) , but we sold the house. If not, I like the idea of some seating with a shelf underneath for bags/shoes. PS: Love the drawings on your photo :)
  • Sjaschke Sjaschke on Jan 18, 2015
    Thus far
  • Kime Ventura Kime Ventura on Jan 19, 2015
    Looks great! I love the color of paint on your wall. What's the name of it?
  • Rita Rita on May 24, 2016
    I would like to see a very large/tall colorful vase. Don't bother to put anything inside it, the focus or attraction would be the vase itself.