Friends, I need to confess to you, I hit the publish button on this post with great hesitation and may or may not have closed my eyes while I did it. Why, you ask? Well, when I originally asked for opinions about whether or not to add pillows to my new bedroom settee I had NO idea how many of you would weigh in.
And, for the most part, everyone was really lovely and gracious. Truly, I’m so very grateful for this community here and never want to seem like I’m complaining.
But, I’m human.
And, I’ll admit that it stings a bit when I’ve asked for opinions on one specific part of a room but find that I’m getting opinions about many other things in the room that people think need to be changed. Or being told that my decision to even have this settee at the foot of the bed was the wrong one.
I know that in today’s culture, we’re quick to offer our opinions and it’s so easy to do from behind the safety of our screens. And I know that I DID ask you to weigh in about the pillows. But, you can see why I might have been filled with a little bit of trepidation as I prepared to show you the choice I ended up making.
So, all I will say is, please be kind. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok. But maybe, just maybe, it’s also ok if I don’t know that. Because, at the end of the day, I’m happy with my decision and that’s all that matters, right?
So, without further adieu, here is the pillow I selected for the settee!
I decided that my best option was to go with a custom pillow cover (ordered from this Etsy shop) in the same Bosporus Toile pattern as the pillows on the bed.
I really love how it all ties together and with the addition of a throw blanket it helps to create a softer look.
The settee ended up being just slightly more gray toned than I had planned and the pattern on the pillow really brings all of the colors of the room together.
I’ve been doing some more freshening up around the room and also recently added in these botanical prints with black frames.
I have more to show you but that will have to wait for another day! In the meantime, let me just say again how truly grateful I am for all of you who meet me here at the picket fence. Whether I’m sharing my home or sharing my heart, I always feel so blessed to be apart of this amazing community. This is a place where we can encourage and support and yes, even share our opinions.
But, it will always have way more impact if it is said with grace and kindness, don’t you think?
Thank you so much for meeting me at the fence today sweet friends,