I've come to terms with the fact that we will all make design mistakes. Our couch was one, the porch floor paint was one, but the most in your face mistake we made was the green we chose for our upstairs bathroom.
All of our mistakes have had one thing in common: we were in a big hurry.
We bought the couch on a whim from the back room of Haverty's. Maybe some research would have told us the chaise would wear out after less than a year.
I itched to get the floor painted while I was off work. I ended up not prepping properly and now have a peeling, crappy floor.
We were in such a hurry to cover up the bile yellow in our guest bathroom, that we picked out a green at the store--without looking at the swatch in our windowless room or painting a sample on the wall.
But I'm proud to say we've fixed that last mistake. Our bathroom is now soothing, bright (not that it wasn't bright before), comfortable, and relaxing. And it's going to fit in great with the rest of our house.
We were also pleasantly surprised to find that our shower curtain and rug still fit in perfectly in our new bathroom. The little pops of color in the stitching bring the bathroom from plain to fun.
Considering that the only thing we've changed is the wall color, this was a huge transformation to the tune of $30 (plus we have half a gallon of paint left for art projects).