Since I placed my living room couch diagonally a couple months ago, I have had space to decorate behind it, where I put a small book shelf. I also had my old windows layered with the photographs my husband took.
My plan for fall, was to move the photos to the bedroom then replace them with some leaves I pressed into a photo album last year. How I remembered those leaves, I have no idea.
Anyway...after going through all the trouble to take down the windows and place each leaf perfectly on the glass, it was an epic fail, and I didn't like it at all. Not at all.
Since I'm using hydrangeas again this year, I wanted them to tie in with the leaves, but no matter what I did, it didn't work, and I was not about to give up on the hydrangeas.
So I tried
26 several different vignettes, and lucky for you, I didn't photograph them all. Here are a few, though, so you can share in the ridiculous OCD process I sometimes get myself caught up in.
After taking the windows, with the leaves, down, I decided to add one of my doors in the corner, even though having tried a door there before, I knew it would not work and close up the room. But I tried it anyway, because -- well, because.
I added the oil pastel thinking the colors would bring together the blue with the warm leaves, but it didn't. The tray didn't help either. It was ok, it just didn't work with the room as a whole.
I was, however, liking what I had on the shelf -- minus the blue tray.
Then I replaced the oil pastel with one of my husband's photographs, which I started to like better, but it still was not right. At this point I was realizing the leaves had to go.
Then, I changed out the white door for one of the oak doors from the old house. I felt like that might be it.
The dark wood really made the canvas look like a window, opening up the corner again.
Thinking I was right on track with the look I wanted, I started to add some gold to the room with pillows and a throw.
Then after all that, I looked back at an earlier photo with the two windows and canvases, and decided, as much as I liked it, the door had to go.
So, back to square one, and the way it was before, except for the styling on the shelf and the gold accents, which really gave the room the autumn warmth I wanted. Really? My poor husband just shook his head and smiled. Bless him.
After all that, the leaves ended up on the antique print over the dining buffet.
And all is well now.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this. I have found, though, that if I don't try out the ideas I have in my head, regardless of how crazy they might be, I might miss a really good one.
I guess that's why they call it trial and error:-) I'll show you the rest of the room and some more fall accents tomorrow.
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