Sometimes You Never Know

Today it rained.  All.  Day.  Long.  The kind of slow rain that makes you want to crawl back in bed and stay there.  I really wanted to but not just because of the rain but because I got a new fabulous quilt and it makes my bed oh so cozy.

I've had my eye open for a spring green quilt for a while.  It is one of my favorite colors and I thought it would add some much needed color to my very white bed.  As luck would have it, I found one at HomeGoods during a recent trip to Atlanta.  I got it not really knowing if it would work on my bed but I loved the color so much that I figured if I didn't use it in my room I could put it on Claire's bed.

Well, I got it home and on the bed and couldn't be happier with it.  It adds a great punch of color but is still balanced out with the white pillows and duvet.  Also, you can't really tell in the picture but my headboard and dust ruffle are navy not black so the green combined with the stripes makes for a very preppy look that I adore.

Here's a little secret about design...sometimes decisions are just a shot in the dark.  You have an idea but aren't really sure if it will work or not until you see it.  In these situations my advice is to stick with what you love.  If you love a certain color, go with it.  If you are drawn to a picture or piece of art, it will work no matter where you put it.  Don't be afraid to try things!  If it doesn't work in the space you intended, if it is something that you love, more than likely it will work somewhere else in your home.

So be daring!  Don't be afraid to make mistakes decorating.  Trust me, even the professionals make mistakes but they learn from them and never have them photographed.