- You’ve Gotten Suddenly Single and Want to Have a Whole New Life
Have you’ve lost your spouse or found yourself single due to divorce after years of marriage? Once you get used to the fact that you’re alone, now is the time to get your home just the way you want it. Take out everything you don’t want any more and get it out of the house. See what space you have, how you can use what’s still there, and decide what you need to do to make the space your own private haven.
- You Want to Do Something Really Wild
When my younger daughter came home from college, we needed to do something with her room. It had been decorated as a quiet guest room while she was away. But we knew that she wouldn’t be home for very long. Her life would take her somewhere soon. We used this opportunity to decorate a room with raspberry/blood red walls and it was fantastic. We probably wouldn’t have been so bold if we knew she’d be around for a long time, but for a short time we could choose something really different. We added some bold Caribbean print fabrics and the room was a great success.
- You’ve Just Gotten a Chunk of Money
Whether it’s through an inheritance or a nice bonus from work, it’s great to have an unplanned chunk of money come your way. And if you don’t have a pile of bills to pay, you can really have fun redecorating. Don’t get carried away, though. Once the money’s gone, there won’t be any more. So plan carefully.
- You Love a New Fabric That You Saw in a Decorator Store
Have you ever been out looking for a pair of new jeans and happened upon a furniture store with a room decorated just the way you love? Or seen draperies in a fabric store that are just what you’ve always wanted? My advice is this: —when you find something that you love, go for it! Don’t put off making the change. Be brave and take the plunge. You may never find anything that you’ll like more, and if you don’t do it now, you may be disappointed later.
- You’ve Inherited Some Antiques and They Don’t Go With What You Have
Have you lived in a new, modern home for a while? And now you’ve inherited some valuable antiques and sentimental pieces from your grandparents? If you really want to incorporate the older pieces, you might have to make some changes to lighting, window treatments, even furniture arrangements, to make the most of what you’ve received and show them off to the best advantage.
Whatever reason works for you, go for it. Change your space to be just what you want. You'll have fun redecorating, the new space will reflect your personality, and you'll love it for years to come.