Help me decorate
My former idea of decorating was taking all of our pictures and hanging them up on the walls wherever we could make them fit. But now that we have a real house of our own, I'd like to go beyond that.
This is our family/living/main room. It's the center of the house, just off the front door, the back door, and the kitchen, and you can see it from upstairs.
What in the world do I do with this giant room? First there are those lovely shelves above the doorways. What in the world can I put on them that's big enough and will look good and homey? Same above the mantel. To me, large-scale decorating doesn't seem very cozy.
Second, there is the Wall of Windows. It just looks so . . . big. And bare. I'd really love to cover the top windows, but how in the world could we open and close the coverings? Aside from that, everything we've thought of would look a bit odd. I tell you, this Wall of Windows really has me stumped.
I will take all ideas, frugal or not (but preferably frugal). What would you do with this giant room that we call home?