I asked for input on the powder room wallpaper a while back, and many of you liked our favorite: Raphael from Sanderson.
I went ahead and put in the order, only to discover, to my dismay, that the use of a liner is recommended with this paper, which significantly increases the labor cost.
I hemmed and hawed and pulled additional possibilities.
Surprisingly, my husband liked the butterflies (Nina Campbell's Farfalle), and my girls liked the leafy print up top (also a Nina Campbell pick.)
But we put the tree sample back in, and it sort of felt like no comparison. The trees are magical.
I have written before about how I would rather "get a great deal" than "pay for the perfect thing." I have said before that it is the lesson I refuse to learn. Hanging wallpaper is pretty much never cheap, and my husband suggested that if we were going to spend the money to do it, why not spend a little more to get something we really loved?
No decision made, but I am leaning back towards those trees.
What about you: do you splurge on things that are "just right?" Or are you more one to "make do?" I think we need a balance of the two, and you know what?
I got a great deal on the grasscloth.