Moving on after a divorce is an essential component to healing. If you are staying in the marital residence, it means you can have your own space and the freedom to decorate as you choose. Think of this as a time of liberation. Lose the bitterness – create a new, happy space for yourself!
Making your house a home again doesn’t mean you have to completely change everything. In fact, small tweaks or minor adjustments can be achieved on a reasonable budget and make a world of difference. Experts say redecorating can be better than moving. Here are some practical and easy ways to get started.
5 Easy Redecorating Tips after a Divorce
1. Color – Start off by painting the walls a brand new color. Although it might seem inconsequential, changing color carries a huge impact. If you find yourself searching for inner peace, go with pale blue, muted shades of gray and sage green. These colors are especially good for bedrooms – your oasis from the world outside.
2. Rearrange the furniture – No need to buy new furniture, instead try placing your bed in another corner or turn it so it’s at an angle. You can also try switching up rooms so the office is the guest bedroom and the guest bedroom is now the office. Doing this will give your house a whole new feel.
3. Move Paintings Around – No need to go out and buy new art work for your home. Moving paintings around can create a different ambiance and make things feel new.
4. Towels and linens – Do splurge on new, plush towels, slippers, bathrobe, candles and bath accessories to create a spa–like feeling in your bathroom. Same for your bedroom. Treat yourself to new linens, new bedspread or coverlet and pillows.
5. Fresh flowers – This is a must buy every week. You deserve to pamper yourself.
Bottom Line: Redesigning your marital home after a divorce can give you a sense of renewal. It can be the inspiration to begin a new life. It’s a time to create new memories and lead your best life ever!
The Divorce Ritual: Get Up, Get Out and Get On With Your Life, by Lois Tarter
Seven Ways to Thrive after Divorce:
Healing after Divorce…: It’s About Time”, by Joanne F. Lyons
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