After lots of measuring and taping and re-measuring and re-taping, here’s what I got. I thought it might be more artsy if I left some bigger spaces at the top, rather than completing the pattern.
At this point I was still undecided as to what colors to use. I have about half a quart of light gray, so that will definitely be in there. I also have some blue and some dark gray. The room has lots of green accents, so I’ve also been thinking about including that.
So I did what any
sane person insane blogger would do, and I did a mock-up in Paint. Here are some of the color options I came up with.
- includes a bright green. I think it’s a little too much.
- is light and dark gray at random, but I think the color options are too boring.
- has the full-on herringbone pattern (at the husband’s suggestion)
- is the herringbone pattern, but with the big spaces at the top
I decided that I want to use the blue that Kristen from Bliss used in her living room. I’ve been obsessed with adding some navy into the living room every since finding Kristen’s blog. (PS Her blog is awesome, so you should definitely check it out!