Four Redecorating Tips for After Your Divorce
If you keep your marital home after divorce, living there may be a frequent reminder of your marriage. You know you need to move on from your divorce, but there are visual cues that bring back memories, such as:
- Empty spaces that your former spouse occupied;
- Decorating decisions that you argued over; and
- The ambiance of certain rooms that seems to reflect your former spouse’s style more than your own.
Life after divorce is your chance to change your living environment to better fit your new self and your new life. It could be a major remodeling project or simple adjustments. Here are four ways to improve your living space after divorce:
- Getting Rid of Clutter: Before starting any redecorating plans, you should take stock of your current items to determine if there any that you want to remove or replace. Some items are painful to look at because they remind you of your marriage. Other items are impractical for a single person to have or use.
- Filling Up Empty Spaces: After your former spouse removes all of his or her possessions from your home, the voids left over will be a sad reminder that one less person is living in your home. It is time to find a new purpose for those spaces. A home office or hobby room can become whatever you need it to be. You can strategically rearrange furniture so a room feels more open than empty.
- Remodeling a Room: Have you been dissatisfied with how a room looks because you had to make compromises with your spouse? You can finally change the room to fit your vision. Paint the walls a different color. Replace the furniture and decorations. Replace the carpeting with a hardwood floor, or vice versa. The look of the room can reflect how you want yourself to feel in it.
- Adding Accent Pieces: People have different styles, including their preferences in decorations. Maybe you have a piece of art you always loved but your former spouse thought looked terrible. Now you can proudly display that artwork in your home, instead of hiding it away. The same principle applies to any thematic choices you feel better represents your style.
Life After Divorce
Changing how your home looks can represent how you are changing yourself after divorce. A Kane County divorce attorney at Geneva Family Lawyers can help you create a divorce agreement that will allow you to redefine yourself. Schedule a free consultation by calling 331-588-6611.