Here's something that I struggle with...decorating behind a bed. I find it really hard to find something that fits, is centered on the wall, and looks substantial.
In our condo, we did this amazing slate tile wall behind our bed. I loved it.
But then we moved.
And I was stuck with the same problem again.
We left this area undecorated for about 6 months.
And then I decided to make my own art (mostly to buy myself some time to decide what to do).
I made a few watercolor paintings (http://www.karafrank.com/2011/04/big-reveal.html), which looked somewhat reasonable, until I finally decided I needed something else.
I looked into wallpapering that wall. There are some amazing wallpapers on the market now. Look at http://www.designyourwall.com. You will be glued for hours looking at the amazing wallpaper selections.
But, in the interest of indecisiveness, I found this $35 mirror at Home Goods. The greatest store on earth. It's like a corrugated metal, modern star burst type situation.
I excitedly purchased it, thinking it might work.
And then I left it sitting on the floor of the bedroom for approximately 1 month, deciding what to do. You would have thought I was deciding the fate of the universe or something.
I would stand there.
Look at the mirror, hold it up to the wall.
Put it down.
Move wallpaper samples around.
Consider a 3rd paint color. (yes, in the 1 year that we've lived in the house, I've already re-painted this room)
Consider different art.
Consider moving into the guest bedroom because that room is already complete so I don't have to stress about decor.
And then...it happened. Jeremy looked at me and said, "I'm hanging the mirror".
Now I knew he was really sick of seeing it sit on the floor, because he is not a fan of hanging anything.
Recall this incident...http://www.karafrank.com/2011/01/lesson-learned.html
And he hung the mirror. And I love it. It is perfect.
For this week. Until I decide to wallpaper in 6 months. :-)