Hi. My name is Kim and I don’t like to buy more than 2 pillows/pillow covers at a time.
I blame it on the fact that pillows/pillow covers are insanely expensive for what they are. Or rather, more than 2 at once seems like a frivolous expense that just doesn’t need to be made for the sake of pretty. And that I like to decorate incrementally instead of just buying everything in one bundle and “getting it done.”
Well… that’s sort of the exact opposite of how Mr. M decorates. He likes to buy en masse and just be “done” with everything at once. And I guess my incremental decorating of the living room had finally given him pause this weekend, especially in the pillow department. Allegedly some of my pillow choices were too neutral? (Those ones were $1.99 at Restoration Hardware outlet – I bought three of those!) And the rest were too mismatched? So when we escaped to the mall for some shopping and a/c on Sunday, he insisted that I return with all new pillows no matter the cost.
So I bit my lip determined to push past my fears of “spending too much money on pillows”, and pressed my way through every store in search of a new set of pillows… and after searching Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, West Elm & JC Penney, I ended up with this:
Pottery Barn was full of pillows that were the same color as the couch (Seriously?). Crate & Barrel had pillows, but no pillow covers I loved. JC Penney had tons of small pillows but no large coordinated pillows. But West Elm… ah… they had the right everything and they were on sale.
… and three Allegra Hicks flower covers. (Look how I snuck in one of the old Pottery Barn big pillows to keep!)
And in the end it didn’t turn out too badly at all for me. I found pillows that we both like. The cost of 7 new pillows wasn’t that extreme ($160)
I’m hoping my home decorating spending “fear” isn’t a rare condition… and that maybe some of you suffer from it as well…