Friday, March 11, 2011

Design the Perfect IH Patient Bedroom

In the fall, my son will go off to college.  It's been fun and exciting for our family to follow along while he visits and selects a school.  I know that I'll be sad when the time comes, but my daughter (the one with IH) will miss her brother tremendously.  Many times, families with a chronically ill child have stronger bonds than average.  It's a small perk that comes with the health problems. 

Of course, she won't be too broken up to forget the promise that she can have his larger bedroom when he moves out.  To take her mind off of things, she's going to paint and redecorate his room before the furniture swap.  That's where YOU come in.  I thought that it would be a light-hearted change of pace to let our readers design the perfect IH bedroom.  Not only can you voice a vote for decorations, but you can make suggestions that every IH bedroom needs to have.  My daughter has veto power, but let's see what everyone comes up with!

Step 1:  This week, we're picking a wall color.  I just got back into town after attending a quilt retreat.  I started a wild and crazy quilt that she fell in love with.  I suppose I'll have to finish it this summer.  How do you decorate a bedroom based around an orange and turquoise quilt?  It's not the calm color that a nauseous stomach would want to look at, but hey, let's have some fun!  What color should she paint the room to go with this quilt?

 

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