Okay, I have a basic question about human nature and tell me if you have the same issues or if I'm just a freak.
It takes me forever to decide on house decorations like wall colors, wallpapers and my current bane - curtains.
We've been without curtains in our master bedroom since we moved here in the summer of 2003. No before you think we're flashing the neighbors or something, we do have the blinds that came with the house - plain, white, and very non-light-blocking blinds. As a quick fix (five and a half years ago), I bought a sleep mask so I wasn't awakened every morning at 6:00 a.m. with the sunrise (or whenever the sun rises). Well, the thing is kind of uncomfortable, so I leave it off until the sun comes up, and then feel around aimlessly on the nightstand for the mask. It's inconvenient. It's annoying. But I do it every day. For five and a half years.
Why? Because I can't decide on curtains. What if I choose wrong? What if I don't like them? What if my bedroom, my sanctuary, suddenly looks dorky to everyone but me? And why do I care since nobody sees it anyway?
I don't usually have this kind of trouble with decisions. I approved some promotional art for The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers this morning while talking to my son and fishing a toy out of the toaster (don't ask). I fell in love with my car in a day, my house in a weekend, heck two years was all it took for me to marry my husband. But the curtains? Five years and counting.
What about you? Do you ever have trouble decorating a part of the house or is it just me? And if you are a savvy type, can you tell me what colors go good with blue walls?