Your home is much more than the place you come home to after a day of work or your personal spot for rest and relaxation.
As stated by academics from the University of Minnesota, your home influences your mood, impact your motivation levels, facilitates (or discourages) social interaction with family members, and increases or reduces stress.
Making Your Home All Yours Post-Divorce
After a divorce, your interiors and yard can bring back memories that you wish to set aside. Giving them a new look can motivate you to focus on the positive changes that your divorce can bring to your life. This is your chance to make your home something that is all your own; a place that expresses your personality, sense of style, and ideas of a wonderful life.
Starting from the Outside In
If you have a yard, making the most of it can help boost your mood since studies have shown that simply sitting in a green area for 10 minutes can significantly lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Natural light also has an uplifting effect on mood, so turning your yard into a place you can enjoy reading, listening to music, or growing a garden in, can help transform your home.
In addition to keeping your grass in great condition and choosing plants and flowers that are vibrant and colorful but easy to grow, you should also ensure that basics such as yard walkways are aesthetically pleasing. There are many flooring options you can use to replace your current yard or patio flooring if you desire. These include natural stone garden paths, hardwood interlocking floor tiles, and grip-lock tiles.
Taking Your Interiors to the Max
If you have always followed interior design trends then there may be a good chance that your home is decorated in neutral hues. One of the hottest trends, however, is maximalism: embracing contrasting and complementary colors, patterns, and indigenous artistic traditions to create a home filled with vibrancy and warmth. Bold patterns on flooring, art on walls; lighting in colors like pink, blue and green; and other elements can help to create an appealing, upbeat home that contains a blend of the interior design patterns you have always loved.
Mementos that Matter
Whether you have traveled the world, created stunning sewing projects, painted canvases, or cycled along some of the world’s most vertiginous mountain tracks, your interiors can reveal all these experiences while also expressing your personal sense of style. Bring out the travel mementos you may have kept away in a cabinet, start using the beautiful indigenous blankets and small décor pieces you purchased. All these items can be great topics of conversation when friends pay your home a visit.
If you love bikes, a space like your garage can make a perfect bike-themed zone. Hang your bikes up on the walls, hang wall imagery of mountains you have visited, and consider statement items like neon lights spelling out words that are related to your favorite sport.
Your home has a big effect on your mood. After a divorce, it is a great time to fill a home with the things that make one happier and more fulfilled. These can include pieces picked up during travel, your chosen color schemes, and a stunning garden in which to unwind after a day’s work.
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