I am excited to add more decorating fun to my blog, at the prompting of my VERY COOL and WONDERFULLY ENCOURAGING readers!
Today, I am beginning a Decorating Series called House Tour by taking a tour around my own home and sharing my thoughts.
(!WOOHOO! I love decorating with friends!!)
I am starting in my own Children's Rooms. Why? Um. Because, they are the only rooms that are remotely close to being "done" in our house (and good houses are NEVER done, ya know.)
So, our first edition of House Tour begins with Children's Rooms: Bedding.
We start with Bedding because it is the mainstay of any bedroom's decorating theme.
1. Hide the Uglies
You knew I would start here!!!
For me, the Uglies include child-patterned-bedding.
For something Very FUN (but not neccessary!!$$$) have a blast by collecting a few fun sets of sheets, and changing them out to surprise your cute kiddos, or even to introduce a new season (hmmm, where can I find some cool Easter sheets??).
Plus, this makes it easier to change your child's bedroom whenever they are "into" something new, by replacing Elmo sheets with Bob the Builder sheets, for example.
All the while, you (and your cute one) won't be going cross-eyed from pattern overload, and you can delight in Hiding The Uglies.
2. Go with a Theme, not a Specific Pattern
This is related to my first tip, in that, it is easier to keep a Theme simple, and way too hard to change a Pattern once you have drenched your room with it.
Themes (more classic, more bang-for-your buck, more flexible) vs.
Patterns (limiting, costly because they are often priced up and have copyrights, dizzying):
Here are a few Examples:
Theme: Nautical, Navy and Rich Woods vs. Pattern: Boats
Theme: Pink with Feathers vs. Pattern: Barbie
Theme: Red and Racing Stripes vs. Pattern: Lightening McQueen
Theme: White, Cream and Furry vs. Pattern: Sheep
.....getting the idea?? I bet you can think of a million great ones!