A brand-new year often gives us hope and inspires us to start making some adjustments to reset our lives. I remember the desire after my divorce to have a fresh start and do something new and different with my house. When you are trying to raise two little boys, it can be a struggle just doing some basics around the house, but I wanted to reset my environment. If you're anything like I was coming off the heels of a divorce, you don't have a lot of money, but you know that you want to do something different.
Here are a few things that I did that gave me the chance to reset my environment and make some of the changes that I needed to help me feel better.
1. Create an accent wall
This is a great way to make a major change in a room without a lot of money. A typical sample can of wall paint, the kind you buy to test out colors before committing, can cover up to 16 square feet. This sample can would allow you to cover enough space to make a real difference in your environment.
Sometimes it's best to just get rid of some things. You could make some extra cash selling off things that are no longer supporting you. You can also free yourself from stuff with memories you don’t want. This can be a huge step in helping you reclaim your home and heal your heart!
3. Personalize your space
In my first marriage, I never really personalized anything in my home. I compromised a lot, trying to make the home happier for both of us, only to discover that I lost elements of me along the way. Personalizing my environment helped me to rediscover Tanya. I found a new color that I appreciate and a special affinity for Wicker baskets 😊
These little mini-makeovers helped me save some money.
It wasn't until I decided to declutter and create an accent wall that I discovered I really didn't have anything that personalized my home to me. I made a major change that helped me to move forward into the next level of my life where I was able to heal and get whole.