I've made some progress this year with our Master Bedroom! That's saying a lot considering in my 10+ years of marriage that has always been the last room to get decorating attention - no one really saw it but us so why put too much time and effort into it!
My focus has changed though because I grew tired of walking into a plain and boring room with its hodgepodge of mismatched accessories. I wanted gorgeous bedding and throw pillows......even if they did get thrown to the ground at the end of the day I wanted to say that yes, I did make the bed today and it made me feel good, darn it! What is it about a made bed?!? (I think I'll save that discussion for later)
So I dedicated myself to spending time on a space that doesn't get a lot of eye traffic. (I just made that up)
I knew that even if no one saw a pretty room with a made bed that day but me and my family that was good enough. Our homes are for us to enjoy, right?!?
Anyhow, this room started coming together. Piece by piece I was making euro sham covers and then adding more throw pillows into the mix. I purchased a blank slate white duvet for the bed and actually started making my bed everyday!!
I madeover a beautiful hand-me-down antique frame for my bedside. You can read more about how I did it here.
I had a color palette I was abiding by: yellow, gray, a bit of aqua. I sparay painted frames white and created a gallery wall......as well as some other visually interesting items that I'll write about later :)
So how did my room come undone you ask. The most gorgeous, perfect pair of lampshades that I had to have and purchased from Target disrupted my almost-done-and-feeling-pretty-good-about-it room!
You're probably wondering why I don't just return them or trade them out for something more neutral. You know when you find something that just, totally sounding like a home dork, but just speaks to you! These lampshades sure did......perfectly my style-drum shade-colors and everything! Problem is they don't match. I'm not normally a matchy-matchy decorator. I simply feel like the patterns are competing for attention......my gorgeous homemade ikat euro shams and the lattice pattern of the lampshade. And now feeling like the pale yellow pillows stand out like a sore thumb......or is it the mustard yellow of the shade?
(can you see my lovely dust marks?)
When you realize that the last perfect piece to your room doesn't work do you alter the room to compliment your new found decor item or just leave it how it was?
Have you ever lived this story in your own decorating adventures? How did you solve it? Please do share.....I could use some perspective :)
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