My main problem with my room is that it is purple. Actually the whole school was painted purple until last year when they finally painted it a color that won't fade so bad in the Arizona sun. The inside, however, is still purple. I was just sick of my color scheme from last year. I am not even going to show any pictures of it here! So let's start with purple:
This was the big mess I walked into at the beginning of summer. I promptly went home and Googled "What goes with purple?" Of course I got the complementary "yellow," but I didn't feel like doing yellow. Then I came upon a great site:
color scheme designer
I got some great tips from a website called School Girl Style. Her post on how to decorate without upsetting the fire marshal can be found here:
It is really an excellent tutorial in using color without getting carried away by the cuteness of borders etc. and overdoing things. Here is my coordinating bulletin board on the other wall:
See how it's the same color scheme? It looks much better this way than having a million different patterns and colors in your room. The little poofy flowers were made by me with Martha Stewart's help! Here are the pictures of the other paper poofs I want to put up this week or next (whenever the air is back on!)
My kitty Pippen attacked these right after I took this picture! Let me know what you think so far. I am by no means finished. I will have to post the final look when I get it done:-).