Making decorating decisions has to be one of the hardest things for me to do. As many of you might already know, I am incredible indecisive. I think I went through about 10 different color combos before settling on this one. And, by the way, is anyone surprised to see yellow as the main color in the palette??
What I like about these colors together is they do not scream “baby”, and they do not scream “girl”. They are cheery without being too pale or bold, and they are feminine without being too girly. I am now in the process of altering my fabric to contain these colors so that I can still use it in the room.
I have made some other small decisions, like using this darling mobile for over the changing table. I love that it is black and red, two colors that babies are highly responsive to. I also love that it is not pastel colored, with stuffed, cartoon-like animals on it.
I have to mention how much I admire Meg of Sew Liberated, and this beautiful room she put together for her son. She has some great ideas that I will be “borrowing”, like keeping a few toys and books out in rotation, instead of keeping them all out. I also like the mirrors and pictures that she put at baby’s eye level where they can really be enjoyed.
I think part of the reason I have been so indecisive is I am not ready for my babe to be born yet. I feel like there is so much I have to do before she gets here. I want to be a good mother, and sometimes I think there are so many things I need to “fix” in my own life before I bring a new life into this world. I am constantly trying to remind myself that no aspect of my life is ever going to be perfect for her. I will always try to improve things that need improving, but I don’t have to be perfect to be a good mother. I hope that I will be able to be humble enough to let my little girl teach me as I teach her.
If you have children, how did you prepare for the arrival of your little one?