Taking direction from her singular instruction: "I want a blue room", I took a fairly interpretive approach to decide on a wallpaper and a rug that would be the main pieces and let everything else sort of figure itself out.
The plan was:
1. leave walls white
2. paint ceiling, closet and closer door blue
3. get a rug with blue in it
4. get wallpaper with blue in it
5. use as much of existing furniture as possible
6. throw up lots of art - specifically Miss C's art - on walls
The wallpaper had to have blue in it, but also have other colours to give us flexibility down the road to change things up. So as you can tell, I didn't go all blue and frankly blue is quite a small portion of the overall look. I'm hoping that once the room is more finished it will be enough blue for Miss C and not too much blue for me.
Today the nightstand is back in it's rightful place in the corner and those frames are centered over the bed once again. Miss C moving things around has been an interesting experience. As much as design is my happy non-mom-non-wife-non-employee place, she's got her own point of view for me to take into account. A point of view that I want to nurture.
Things left to do:
1. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to paint the ceiling blue - terrified of painting it with all that wallpaper up
2. Closet is still not blue
3. Miss C's art collection representation is spotty
4. And the most glaring piece missing are the curtains
I have to say that the wallpaper on one wall feels unfinished. The window draws you in and the wallpaper is somewhat of a very-expensive-and-very-permanent afterthought. I hope curtains and more art will help mitigate this. Fingers crossed. Remains to be seen.
I'm also regretting agreeing to this bed frame. The bed/wallpaper situation could be so much better with a solid headboard. And the flow of the room would be much better if the bed had no footboard. It feels silly to buy a new bed when this one is fine, if not aesthetically perfect. But it is something that is driving me crazy. A lot.