I have a theory about the term “cute” when used to describe design elements: there’s good cute and there’s bad cute. Good cute is whimsical, youthful and fun. Bad cute is cutesy and overly precious. Think toddler beauty pageants. Scratch that. Those are just tacky.
Okay, so I have a theory. But I’m having trouble figuring out if hanging up embroidery hoops with fabric is good cute or bad cute.
They’re kind of cool, right? Or am I just reaching for something — anything — because Tessa’s walls look so freaking bare, as you can see below.
At first I was thinking of decal-ing, or stenciling a tree on the wall above, but I’ve seen so much tree decor in kids’ room lately…I don’t know, maybe this embroidery hoop idea will be just as trendy.
I don’t like the idea of putting glass frames or anything heavy above Tessa’s head and this would definitely bring some color into the room. On the other hand, it might read as random, weird, or — you knew it was coming — bad cute.
So what do you think? Cool or cutesy? Should I try DIYing some embroidery hoops with fun fabric on Tessa’s walls, or figure out something else?
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