Here we are already, week four of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge, and while I feel like I’m pretty on top of things, those niggling details have a tendency to culminate and sneak up on you. I feel like I’m closer to being able to pull those niggling details together now that I have some bigger things in place. Last week was a lot of decisions made, and this week, those decisions started coming to life. This post contains some affiliate links.
My daybed/trundle arrived and I put this bad boy together, and it’s big. I’m hoping my space planning will be able to accommodate this beauty, and my college aged son is already excited to have it as an extra crash pad for his friends when they spend the night. Ummm, yeahhhhh. About that. No stinky college boys allowed in my new multifunctional space.
I finally made a decision on bedding, and it arrives tomorrow (yippee!), and I’m crossing my fingers that it works because I don’t really have a Plan B. I ended up going with the Larkspur Quilt. I also made a last minute splurge and bought some pretty shams to go with it too.
And the shams are reversible, just like the quilt.
The walls have been painted (almost – need to touch up and finish the funky nook area), and my husband installed my light fixture. Although in looking at this photo, I just noticed that it looks like it needs to be tightened a little bit to be flush with the ceiling.
My husband has dubbed this light fixture my “Pineapple Light”. If you’ll remember, my last One Room Challenge, we had the Crypt Keeper chandelier (even though I still love this chandelier, he has forever tainted it with the Crypt Keeper commentary).
Now I’m on the hunt for a rug and for some cool artwork because I need to incorporate some more color and pattern in this room. Here are some of the rug contenders.
This bright pink rug caught my eye as well, but I’m wondering if it might be a bit too much pink… Still, it’s pretty.
This abstract rug would be a beautiful piece of artwork in a canvas style, don’t you think?
Or maybe something like this Fuchsia area rug. It’s kind of traditional in its style, but the colors are definitely fun and whimsical, and it incorporates the colors that I’m wanting to bring into this room.
Or maybe something like this pink area rug? I know, it’s very similar to the last one, but rugs make me crazy.
Or am I trying to hard to bring some pink into this room, when I really need to just stick with the navy palette and a rug like this? But I feel like I need to bring in a little something more in here. Maybe it’s because I just did a navy dining room… And where else can you add some pink to your home? The space is crying for some color. I have no windows down here for crying out loud!
The key for me is that I don’t want to go overboard in this space with pattern. The quilt gives me options to keep things on the neutral side when it comes to pattern, but there’s a fine line when it comes to mixing patterns! I don’t want it to get too busy, and sometimes I need to see it all put together before I can make that decision. Maybe once I get the bedding tomorrow I’ll have a clearer picture. Or I’ll put a mood board together with the rugs and see what speaks to me.
And we haven’t even talked about artwork… Let’s tackle that next week, okay? When I’m in a state of deep overwhelm…
What are your thoughts on the rugs? Do any speak to you, or would you go in a different direction altogether? I’m all ears, really, because I could agonize for
hours days about rugs, and I don’t have time for agonizing, right now!
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