When my 10 1/2 yr old going on 20 year old comes to me and says she doesn't like her room anymore my first reaction is to get upset. I created the room as a blank canvas only 2 short years ago. Then, I remember how patient my husband is with me EVERYDAY that I tell him I am going to change this, then I am going to change that. She gets it from me, so in reality...I am the one that created this monster in the first place. (And I do use the term monster VERY lovingly:0)
Her room now:
Apparently, she HATES purple...??? Really? Somehow I guess I missed that when we were decorating her room 2 years ago.
So, I said I would we could work together to change things to her liking on two conditions:
1.) We have to keep the same bedding. We got her a Pottery Barn quilt and sham that I don't want the expense of replacing.
2.) We keep the furniture set which I spent HOURS sanding & prepping to get professionally painted.
She wants light blue walls, bead board, new light fixture, and overall a little more grown up.
I can appreciate change; afterall, I am constantly doing just that to our entire house.
Poor hubby, he now has two monsters to live with. :)