Thursday, March 18, 2010
Room Design 101
So we are remodeling one of the girls' rooms. They decided that they wanted it purple and green. We thought that was cool. So, we picked out some paint colors, and we wanted to check it with my dad since he is the professional. We showed him the colors, and he asked if we had their bedding yet because it is easier to match bedding with paint than paint with bedding. Meaning, if we painted the walls those colors, what if we couldn't find any bedding to match? Which would likely be the case since we would be ordering the bedding over the internet since we are miles and miles and miles away from a decent bedding store. It would be much easier to get your bedding first and then choose your paint from that. So, we got on the internet and had the girls pick out the bedding they wanted. This seemed rather daunting considering my 9 year old and 7 year old are very different kinds of girls. One is a pink princess type and the other a tom-boy type. It didn't look good. . .but amazingly they came to a pretty quick agreement on the below bedding--brown (which my tom-boy liked) and pink (which the princess liked). We ordered it, and it came today! They were super excited. So now we can pick out the paint. They picked the light purple around the dark purple flower and the very light green surrounding the darker green. Ben has been painting the crown molding and chair rail, and we think the purple will go on top and green on the bottom. So, room design 101---pick your bedding first then match your paint :) I am always learning something new--which is a good thing, right?