So now I have a "completed" room. At least I had told myself that when I had that chair and that rug my room would be finished. The thing is, the cluttered life I lead may never allow for me to be fully satisfied with something like a room arrangement. This is what I need to keep in mind: comfort is more important than perfection.
This is also a good message for me to keep in mind as I prepare my students for their next recital at the end of May (and as I prepare my own piece to play in the recital). There will always be elements of all of our pieces that we could improve on, but there comes a time when we have to say "this is how it's going to be," and then be comfortable with it.
Of course, I love my chair. And that rug really ties the room together.