I've got nearly ZERO confidence in decorating my house. We've lived here 3+ years, and our home is largely undecorated. In thinking it over, I think I am intimidated because it feels so PERMANENT -- which is completely ridiculous!! I can change it whenever I want, right??
Anyway. Here's where I need just a little advice. I'm starting small -- with JellyBean's room. She already has a crib bedding set with a matching rug, but...
well... I'm just not in love with it. It's pretty cheap-o, as you can see by the sagging bumper.
Here's the room as a whole (please ignore the clutter). Not loving it. The only thing I really love about this room is the big bed -- A simple, cute pink spread and my FAVORITE quilt of all time! So I think I want to build the rest of the room around that.
Here's what I've got. I thrifted the striped twin flat sheet yesterday for $3 -- possibly a bit expensive when you can get a new one for about $5, but the ones at that price are largely unimaginative (read: BORING). Plus, it is super duper soft and just the perfect colors to match the quilt! The flowery fabric on the left came from a thrifted bedspread cover thingy. I finally removed the ruffle last night and washed it. It's 10" wide x 9 yards (!!!!!) long. (That was a LOT of seam ripping!!)
Anyway. Here's what I need help with. I am planning to turn that flat sheet into a crib sheet. (JellyBean has only ONE, which is just plain silly!) Then I am thinking I will use the flowery fabric to make a dust ruffle for her crib. The hard part -- the hem -- is already done for me! That's about as far as my imagination has taken me. I could also make a little curtain from the flowery fabric. That would probably be good since this is her current curtain:
Is this a good plan? Curtains and I just don't get along -- I've never really met any I liked. How do I do the curtain? Just a simple ruffly valance-thing from that flowery fabric? And what about coverings for those naked pillows on the big bed? Then, of course, there are those blank, naked walls... but I think I'll start with the sewing first.
OR -- Should I abandon the entire plan and leave the room as-is until she grows out of her crib, and deal with decorating then? (A tempting option!!)