Yesterday while I was staring at the wall I'm designing with all these objects, I wasn't feeling a thing. I had picked out some super fun stuff to go on this wall but they were still missing energy and character. As the day went by, I started picking out drawings and color studies, which I have been working on just to see how they might look against the dark blue paint. I grabbed some masking tape and started arranging the work beside each other in no particular order.
The minute I stepped back, it immediately clicked. There were bursts of color against the dark blue, and the energy and movement I was waiting for was finally in the room! Here is what I realized the problem was: when you give yourself minimum flexibility, you kind of clog the flow of creativity. Give yourself more wiggle room and don't be afraid to change your approach just because you've invested too much time building one approach. You never know what happens. Sometimes, its pure magic :)
I'm thinking of arranging these drawings and color studies in a more flattering way and spacing them better too. Also thinking of maintaining the fun, ,youthful nature of the room by adhering them to the wall using Washi tape. That gives us more flexibility in case we want to move things around and an overall casual aesthetic for the family room. Going shopping for that tape today and am probably going to make more of these drawings.