You’re the Inspiration…
…."No one needs you more than I need you”.
And I need your humble opinion(s)…
Be My Inspiration!
So if you’ve been reading 4tunate for a while, you know that we moved just a little over a year ago. We LOVE it here. Love our location. Love our neighbors. Love our fenced-in backyard. Love that if God allows this will be our home for many years.
However, it’s taken us quite some time to make it our own. You know, decorate, personalize, add your own touches, etc. We’ve "completed" 3 rooms total (completed meaning mostly just painted) and after a long hiatus we are starting the boys’ new room. It’s not going to be an all out make-over by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m going for a fresh look.
Brad’s been working on sanding and priming the walls, so next comes MY important job of picking a paint color.
Goodness gracious! Have you been to a home improvement store lately? What happened to Crayola discovering 64 colors and leaving it at that?
So I’m currently leaning towards an aqua color. Not too bold, but yet cheery and bright. Suggestions?
Since the boys are still in cribs (and will be until they reach age 14, *Snicker, Snicker*) I don’t have any bedding to go along with the paint color. (We just use random crib sheets.) And once you cram 4 cribs into an already tight space, you don’t have room for a lot of decorating.
I did have a cute valance at one time, but it seems to be MIA since the move. So my only other decoration for the room is the frames we put together before the boys were born. They are matted prints of some of my all time favorite children’s books: Curious George, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Kissing Hand to name a few.
Here’s 6 out of the dozen or so of them:
Here’s a better look, so you can get the idea….
I haven’t decided for certain whether to keep these in the boys’ bedroom or to create a little reading corner on our landing and display them there, so again, HELP!
I enjoy a classic look, but I like FUN colors too. If the boys would happen to graduate out of cribs before the age of 14, here are some room decor/bedding looks that I’m fond of…(Although in 12 years who knows what will be in style! *Giggle*)
Most of these selections would not meet the “quad budget”, but it’s fun to look and steal ideas. And just in case your not on a quad budget, I’ll sight the source for the sake of your own pocketbook. You’re welcome very much.
So there’s a little taste of my taste.
Now it’s your turn. Where do you find your inspiration? What are some of your favorite color combinations? What’s your taste? Do you have any favorite kid decorating sites? Please share. “Now Don’t Get Caught Watching the Paint (Primer) Dry!” (Bonus Points for naming that movie.)
I’ll be anxiously awaiting your wealth of information!