I'm what you might call an "uncommitted decorator."
I plan and I dream and I scheme and I draw...and one day I might get around to actually decorating.
I truly admire people who can just stop by a home improvement store "on a whim," buy a bucket of paint and a cartful of accessories, and turn a white room into a room that looks like it came straight out of a model home catalog (ahem...I'm thinking of Germaine here). Those people are brave, creative souls - and maybe one day I will have that same courage and gusto.
Instead, I tend to fret over the final project. Will the color be too dark/too light? Will that picture really stand out? Should the bookcase be in this corner or right over there?
This timorous decorating "style" explains our white walls and simple decor. It's not that I don't have grand dreams. I do. I just need a little nudge to get going.
I'm proud to say that I took a step in that direction this weekend. My husband and I (okay, mostly my husband...) put up Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals in Dottilicious ($61) from Sugarplum Dreams in our 2-year-old daughter's room. The kit contains 80 polka dots in various colors and sizes. Essentially, the dots are oversized stickers - just peel and stick! Not happy with the way you placed them? Just peel them off and reposition them. Easy as pie!
And these polka dots are so cheerful, bright, and fun! Now I'm so excited to go out and buy a matching bedding set.
And maybe I'll even get this cuddly Shaggy Raggy Raspberry Rug ($55).
And I'm head-over-heels for this Oopsy Daisy "Alphabet with Kooky Birds" print ($139) for the walls.
There are so many lovely decorating options over at Sugarplum Dreams, "the ultimate baby and children's boutique." If you live in Texas, you're lucky because you can actually go into the shop and browse the selection in-person (Feel free to bring your little ones along...the store is designed with them in mind! They'll be treated to a balloon and shortbread cookies). If not, no need to worry - you can shop online to your heart's content.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Sugarplum Dreams. To enter, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy OR what item(s) catch your eye prior to Tuesday, December 23rd at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #18 Nicole. Congratulations!