Listen, breakups are never easy. But for design lovers, there can be a lot of good that comes from the whole ordeal. Today, Laurel & Wolf explains how you can turn that heartbreak into a fresh start. For those who don’t know, Laurel & Wolf is an online interior design service that connects clients with professional interior designers to create their perfect space for a flat fee starting at $149. Read on for their post-breakup decor tips:
Some would say that the worst part of breaking up is having to get your stuff back. But we’d have to disagree. The BEST part of breaking up is putting your bedroom back together, just the way you like it. From hiding sentimental reminders and indulging your own tastes to finally ditching that ugly poster they insisted on hanging, these are the best ways to bid farewell to the old and celebrate the new.
Buy New Bedding: Invest in some high quality linens that you love. Not only will these smell fresh and clean, but you will want something soft to cuddle you while you cry yourself to sleep for the next couple of months, says Laurel & Wolf Designer James Tabb.
Rid Your Room of Reminders: You can’t make a fresh start without first freshening up the spaces that you spend the most time in. You’ll always remember the good times, but it’s time to clear your head by removing old mementos and replacing them with items that make you happy no matter what’s happening around you, designer Kimberly Winthrop says. That means the framed photos and sweet gifts get stored out of eyesight and replaced with beautiful new art, photos of beloved friends and fam and pieces that remind you of all the things you love in your life.
Make “Me” Space: Now that you have some quality alone time on your hands, spend it doing the stuff that you’ve put off or always wanted to try. Mark your territory by making a “me space” where you can read, journal, or plot your revenge, says James.
Reclaim Your Style: One of the upsides to finding yourself newly single is not having to answer to anyone other than yourself, starting with the look and feel of your room. Design using your favorite colors and indulge in soft textures and fabrics, says Kimberly. Take advantage of the ability to make your room all about you. No compromises.
Give Your Bedroom a Fresh Coat of Paint: You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big change (save that for your wine and ice cream budget). A fresh coat of paint makes a big impact on a small budget. James recommends choosing a light and uplifting color, or one you’ve always gravitated towards.