Do you ever feel it’s time to color outside the lines?
Do you go to the store to buy paint or curtains or your next set of couch pillows and end up bringing home pretty much the same thing you bought last time and then wonder why you’re not excited about it?
Or, have you taken that step into Willy Wonka’s world and gone crazy with color? Or style. Or texture?
I always wondered why people were so in love with animal prints. I SMH over hot pink painted bookshelves and pillows that look like exploded rosettes.
But… change is in the wind.
The time to plunge into adventure and throw caution to that wind is here.
It’s time to crawl out of the brown/white/beige cave and look for something different.
A new lease on decorating life started with a new bed set. Yep. A bed set. That was a defining moment. My daughter texted an advertisement of a bed set she was considering and it leapt out of my iphone and grabbed me by the collar and said, “Buy me or you will regret it.” I bought it and she didn’t.
Here is the old bed set that has made its way into the guest room.
Oh, it didn’t go without a fight! That old conservative voice tries to drown out all creativity and adventure with, “You’ll get tired of it! Don’t replace me! You’ll have trouble finding accessories. You’re painting yourself in a corner because you have narrowed down your options with this bright color!”
NOTE: Hopefully the fact we have put a king size bed in there will make up for the boringness of the bed set that you just inherited. My deepest apology.
That boring bed set purchase was provoked by our realtor who said it was time to take the leap out of the quilt squares box and into the 21st century. It was a stepping stone to modern style but it was still “safe.” You know. “Safe” as in “not too bright, easy to match, neutral colors and a conservative pattern.”
“Hi, my name is Val and my decorating style is conservative.”
I have finally put one toe into “Boring People Anonymous,” or BPA. Will you meet me there? Or are you too occupied with deciding between cream and tan?
Herein lies a milestone. A new bed set – stolen (with permission) from Jillian.
One must suspect she didn’t end up buying it because it didn’t have glitter on it. Jillian is the president of BPA. She’s the one buying pink glitter jeggings and animal print tops for her pre-born niece. Anyone can look through the future-baby box and pick out which outfits she’s responsible for.
I want to be just like her when I grow up. She has a reputation. She’s the cool one.
So do I (have a reputation).
So do you.
What’s your rep? Are you a play it safe, go neutral or go home? Or are you adventuresome and have a “Wow factor?”