It's not because I don't have anything to decorate with, or I don't have the time......
It's because I HATE the color that the room is painted. It sounds silly, but it's true. Avery's room doesn't have a single thing decorating-wise in it because I hate the color of the walls. When we moved in, I wanted to paint three of the walls a white color and then one wall a light red. I was imagining Avery's room to be like this:
I was picturing a subtle Minnie-themed room. But our painter, who was retired and was painting our house out of a total favor, told me that he really despised painting the color red. It was a headache, it needed multiple coats, and if I wasn't married to the color, he would really like it if I would pick a different color. Since he was painting basically our entire house because he'd known Marty since birth, I decided to go with a different color.
When we lived in Bardstown, Avery's room was painted a purple color. Her nursery was a light lavender with black and white accents. When the painter told me I needed to pick a new color, I thought I would just keep some consistency in Avery's brand new room and paint it the same color as her old room.
I was wayyyyyyyy off on the color.
I know it doesn't look that bad from the pictures, but in person, it's overwhelming. As my sister put it once, it's a "teeny bopper purple." It's in your face. And I despise it. Anytime I've gotten a little bit of inspiration, I go into her room and turn right back out because I just don't want to decorate around that color.
So. New room for Avery! Yes, we just moved into this house in March. But I'm SO unhappy with this color and I really want to give Avery a cute room.
Inspiration! I'm planning the entire room around this one print I found on Pinterest.
I'M OBSESSED WITH THIS. I found it on Pinterest and it took me to a Tumblr site of a girl who makes some brilliant artwork and doodles of Disney characters. I resized it an 11x14 and I'm going to put it above her bed.
That's as far as I've gotten. I want it to be Disney/Princess themed without being in your face Disney. I don't want Disney sheets on the bed, Disney stickers on the wall, none of that. I want to find pieces from different sites and put it all together to be Disney/Princess-inspired. Everything I'm finding on Pinterest is just falling flat in my opinion. Until I can find more options for décor, I'm focusing in on paint colors.
I made a mistake once....one I won't be repeating soon. I will not be picking something so in your face for my kid's room (at least until she's older). I'm not afraid of color....I painted my old office a BRIGHT turquoise for goodness sakes. I just want something more calming. More importantly, I want something that's going to last. Something that I can change the décor around and not have to paint again.
Starting at the top, I still like the idea of Avery's room being purple. When I asked her what color she wanted her room to be, she said "Purple!!" Thank goodness it wasn't pink.
I love the idea of doing a yellow. It's so bright and fun and sunny and it's the first color I see whenever I look at the Princess print. But is it a color that will be easy to decorate around and switch out themes?
Then there's the blue. I love it with the print, but I'm just wondering what it'll look like in Avery's room. She's not really a blue person anyway.
On top of the print, there's another factor to consider. Her rug.
I bought this a couple of months ago on a trip to IKEA. It was back when I was on a kick to finally decorate her room and I thought this rug would be the key to making those purple walls work. Well, it didn't. I still love the rug, but it didn't inspire me to decorate around it. I still love the rug, I just don't know how it'll work with the new plans for her room.
Ugh. Too many decisions. How much do interior decorators cost again??