Today I'd like to share with you this insightful article written especially for DIYbyDesign by Anna Hicks. Enjoy!
Many times moving to a new home is seen as a depressing, nerve-wracking, stressful sea change in life. If possible, if you're moving to a new home you should try and view the change as an opportunity to take out a new lease on life, which is to say refresh your home design. After all, one of the main deterrents to home renovation redesign is stagnation and the feeling that things can't be changed. Moving, especially international moving—when you're actually relocating to an entirely new country—is a perfect opportunity to switch up your interior decorating and design:
lighting and color schemes. If you're moving to a city that gets more rain and less sunshine than you're used to, maximize your natural light and use bright colors.
Create sanctuaries. Your home should not be a prison; rather, it should be a place of liberation. If you felt claustrophobic in your last home make sure you make your new home a bastion of pleasant spaces. Cultivate a lush home garden; create a relaxing, soulful deck; build an efficient and productive home
Get some plants. Plants and flowers are terribly undervalued as ways to really spruce up your house. Home flora and fauna can bring in fresh smells, colors, oxygen, and can make a stale room beautiful and fragrant. Especially in the case of a new house that may feel barren and alien, a few good plants can make you feel right at home. Check out Ficus Trees, Bonsai, Chinese Evergreen, Herb Topiaries, Orchids and countless other plant and flower arrangements.
Moving to a new home is often a stressful event in life, financially, emotionally, and physically. Use this epic transition in order to effect positive changes in your interior decorating and home design. Turn your new home lease into a new lease on life!
Thanks Anna. Hope you all have a great day.
Great article. I never was too stressed with moving, I looked forward to the new adventure. The only stressful process was finding the RIGHT mover, and trusting them with the goods!
Great post! We have friends who just moved into their new home, and their taking this opportunity to shed a lot of the stuff they've accumulated over the years and try out some new decor ideas. I love the idea of waking up your new home with plants. Thanks for sharing.
Informative post. I am looking for such type of post. You really did good job. keep it up.
I havn't found moving to be stressful, I am always so excited about decorating the new home. Great article, we all need to declutter. Hugs, Marty
You've got some great ideas here (even for those who AREN'T moving). Thanks!
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