I have been thinking about pretty colors quite a bit recently. I have always decorated my personal spaces (and myself) with greens and blues, my favorite colors. Now I’m a bit older, I want pretty, feminine colors.
A case in point, I bought a jacket recently that is all floral. I would never have bought this jacket before recently. My sisters were tomboys and relentlessly dogged me about my color and clothing choices. I never wore pink and I never, ever wore dresses or skirts. Heaven forfend if I should have lace or ruffles! I think I’m finally coming into my own… I don’t feel the need for my family’s approval (it only took 23 years to accomplish this feat). By the way, women stop me all the time to compliment the new jacket. It’s pretty!
Now, I’m contemplating a change of colors in my bedroom. It is decorated in blues, soft greens, and white… it is very peaceful and beautiful when the light hits just right. But I want pretty. I want florals in pinks, reds, and yellows.
There are two problems. One is that MC has expressed a dislike for “pretty” in the bedroom. That’s sort of fair, it is his bedroom too. The other problem is that this might be a phase. What if I spend a bunch of money to redecorate, then a couple of months later I get bored with it? What if I just wanted to see some color temporarily like those azaleas above?
How do you make the decision to redecorate? Do you worry about regrets?