I figured out my problem, and now I have quite a job in front of me.
Our whole house has pretty much become shades of blue and grey…and I need to break the cycle without repainting! I claim I did it by total accident. As I choose each wall color, grey just seemed appealing. It’s modern, subtle, clean, sharp, neutral – it just works! But now I feel as though the house is just monochromatic, and I need to introduce more color. I’ve also realized that I think color might scare me a bit. Whenever I refinish furniture, it’s either stained wood, black, or white…it’s safe. I need to break out of that! I need to be fun! I want to have a house that has a little eclectic flair with some unexpectedness around the edges.
I looked around the dining room, a room that I am trying to perk up, and I saw 1 – thin white IKEA curtain panels. (Whomp Whomp!) I feel like 10 is a high bar, and I doubt I can reach it, but that has become my challenge!
I wish you could have seen Jesse’s reaction when I told him that I finally realized that my problem was that I didn’t have a minimum of 10 textiles in the dining room. I don’t even think he bothered with words…just an eye roll…but to be honest I really only told him to get a reaction like that out of him.
So in conclusion, I think that if I implement more textiles (and wall art) the color will take care of itself…fingers crossed! I’m thinking new curtains – a kicky print, OBVI! DIY stencil rug, possibly chair cushions, or maybe upholstered end chairs. In a perfect world, I’d love a long upholstered bench or settee along the wall filled with awesome pillows!
Good think IKEA and World Market are on the top of my To Do list tomorrow!