Decorate for me, will you?

bedroom sham dilemma

Okay. SO. Yesterday my mom and I made the trip out to High Point to visit a fabric store that she had heard about, that had amazing deals but you had to dig for it. It was basically a big warehouse, and I was pretty much along for the ride, as I had a few things in mind, but nothing pressing. Unfortunately it was a warehouse where beige fabrics went to die, so there was a LOT of browns, granny florals, and kind of plasticky feeling fabric. Although, everything was $3-5/yard, so you get what you pay for?

I wanted white velvet for my bed shams for a while now, and I was so excited to find a cream velvet at this store. “This is perfect!” I said, dragging a bolt that was as tall as I was out from a forest of bolts. I was so excited to get it home, but I had a major womp womp moment when I put it on my bed. It was pretty definitely beige, not cream at all.

So now, dear reader, I put the question to you, because I’m incapable of making decisions for myself, it seems. Sorry for the crappy picture, but my bedroom is very dark in the mornings. Is this too beige? Now that I’m seeing it in the daylight, I’m kind of liking it, even though it is definitively not a shade of white. Can we call it stone? Milky tea? If I did a white border, would that make it better? Should I give up and accept the fact that I have three yards of beige velvet and no plan? Would it help if I added hardware, like this? Please guide me!

That’s it. That’s my blog post for today. It’s been a little crazy but I have some things in the works for the rest of the year that I am very excited about, so stay tuned, and have a good weekend! Mine will involve a lot of organizing, which sounds about perfect to me.

  • gennie catastrophe

    I think the beige is not bad… you could try dyeing it more golden/yellow to match your dots on your bedspread. I’m not sure the hardware would help anything. The white border might be nice, but I think it would also need to be a velvet. In general, my suggestion is attempt dyeing it. Good luck! It’s so light you could overdye a couple times if you needed to.