Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Things I have my eye on...

Admittedly, I feel a bit paralyzed with indecision on the home-front as of late.  This seems bizarre to me considering Andy and I had "completed" our last home in a little over a year.  Obviously I can make decisions about home decorating, right? 

My latest theory revolves around the idea that when you have a house in fairly rough shape (our last home), you want to renovate and decorate it ASAP to simply make it better on the eyes.  However, in a new home, things are really "okay."  We have a newly painted home (although it is all beige and flat paint), smooth walls with only 1 (half bath mirror) nail hole thus far, and a completely BLANK slate that is scaring me to death.  I am more than slightly afraid of making a "wrong decision" in the new place and wasting money (which is not really anything we are looking to do after just having put a down payment on a home!), having to re-do something I don't like, or having to admit that I am not really sure where I am wanting the decor to go in this home.  I know I want to make some significant changes in my decorating style (less crayon box, more casual-chic-ish), but I am really struggling with a "direction" to go in with the entire home.  I want the rooms to flow well, and I want my color schemes to work well together.  For all of these reasons and more, I am stuck. 

I did, however, manage to complete my half bath project, right?  For me, that was a very easy decision.  I knew I would only be adding an accent color to the existing beige walls, and I knew I LOVED the idea of striping walls.  Therefore, it was no big deal to start there.

I'm hoping I am not the only one who has ever felt this way.  Feel free to comment and make me feel better or leave words of wisdom to guide me on my decorating way. :)

For now, these are some things I am considering in the home decorating department:

I know, I know.  I've talked about this.  But I still haven't done it!  I want to paint the interior panel of our front door black.

I am planning to build an upholstered headboard to create a whole new look in a guest bedroom.  I have another special friend that is planning to try this.  Hold us to it!

I think I want to go wild in the laundry room and paint the interior panel of the garage door (in the laundry room) red.

While I am there, I want to spice up our laundry room.  We have some leftover bead board in our garage that the builder left us...I smell a project.

I want to try a deeper, more daring color in the dining room.  I want it to say, "Hey!  Look at me!  I'm fabulous!"

I want to make my crafty room FANTABULOUS and break all of the rules.  I have thoughts of gallery walls, fun fabrics, and wildly painted furniture swimming in my head.

I also have my eye on various furniture pieces, rugs, and fabrics we may need eventually.  But for now, I am still thinking, planning, and thinking some more.  Wish me luck!

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