Decorating "scope creep"
Or, "If you give a mouse a cookie..."
Does this happen to any of you?
We bought a new mattress to replace our 12 year old sagging mess. At the time, we hoped we might be able to upgrade to a king size, but it was not in the cards -- which was a bummer for a few reasons, including that I was kind of excited to have an excuse to buy all new bedding and a new headboard. So maybe that factored into what happened next.
New mattress arrives and, well, it sits up a couple inches higher than the saggy old one. Gee, now our nightstands look too small next to this higher bed! What to do? Look for new ones. We can put the old ones over in the sitting area off the bedroom, on either side of the loveseat. So I find, and order, new/bigger nightstands, on sale at RH. They're arriving on Sat.
But wait! The new nightstands are black. My current ones are cherry, and the lamps that sit upon them are black. Well -- that won't do. I can't have black wood lamp bases on a black wood nightstand. That looks dumb. So I order new silvery lamps.
Well, while I'm thinking of it, maybe I'll get new knobs for our existing/staying bureau and the chest that the TV sits on, so everything is nicely coordinated. Maybe silvery ones to match the lamps.
So then, as I'm envisioning how the old nightstands will look in the seating area, I think, gee, that small space looks so naked -- what else does it need? A rug, maybe? So I find, and order, a new rug.
Next: new toss pillow for the loveseat in the sitting area. Then, I THINK I might be done. For now.