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user1494670108 Thu 10-Jan-19 16:35:27

We're redoing the "playroom" now the kids are teens and it's a second lounge.
We have this space that leads out into the garden that I don't quite know what to do with.
Currently there's a toy box that fits well and is still useful but not essential and the other side has a spare coffee table and guitar stand.
I thought of built in seating or a lovely chair but truthfully they'd never get sat in and the door opens inwards (across the right had space).
Does anybody have any fabulous ideas to make it a bit more "dressed" and lovely please? Lamps would help, and I guess the guitar is ok when not in its bag?

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senua Thu 10-Jan-19 16:44:56

Plants, to help the eye flow from the inside to the garden? You could have a pair of matching Statement plants, in Statement pots.

user1494670108 Thu 10-Jan-19 16:58:28

Thanks Senua I like that idea as the guitar could still stay too.
They'd go upwards too which feels good

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GarethSouthgatesWaistcoat Thu 10-Jan-19 17:32:53

Can I ask what colour you have on your walls? smile

user1494670108 Thu 10-Jan-19 22:43:05

It's currently a pale green but that will probably change when we decorate. The colour is another question as the room runs through to the kitchen which has cream/ off white cupboards and black granite and is a bit dark (so darent use a darker colour on walls)

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GarethSouthgatesWaistcoat Thu 10-Jan-19 23:00:16

Thanks, do you remember the brand/shade? I'm not usually keen on pale colours but I like the way it looks with oak grin

Sorry no help with your original question!

BHStowel Thu 10-Jan-19 23:10:41

Does the guitar have to stay on the floor? Have you got a bit of wall you could hang it on? That would free up floor space for something you actually want there but keep the guitar accessible. I find guitars on the floor get kicked which is a BAD THING smile

Could you rehang the door so it opens outwards? It takes two people and a bit of time but completely DIY able. That might give you more options.

PizzaPlanet Tue 15-Jan-19 22:00:09

It’s a lovely entrance but tge current toy box and coffee table are hiding it. I’d second the suggestion of a nice large plant in both corners.

My1stNameIsTaken Wed 16-Jan-19 07:36:40

Don't you have some gym items like a fitness cycle or something like that? Could be a gym area. Alternatively, an interior garden with floor plants. Eco-friendly interiors are trendy now smile

user1494670108 Thu 17-Jan-19 11:04:02

We did have an exercise bike there at one time but it gathered dust so we got rid smile.
I think I'll go with the indoor plants/ mini conservatory idea, the next project being to find plants that will tolerate being a bit chilly on a winter night as the curtains (currently?) close over the front though I could change those for Roman blinds

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