When Children Leave Home …
… things may seem a little different. For some people the opportunities inherent in this life transition are obvious; more space, quiet, some “me time”, some “us time”… For others things may feel a bit, well… empty. It is helpful to recognize this time as a very real life transition. Taking this chance to reflect on your feelings and desires for the future is important. As a part of this reflection it can be beneficial to think about how your home can support you during this period and into the future.
Many people consider this a perfect time to re-energize and re-furbish their homes. Selecting new (more adult) furniture, going bold with color, creating cozy spaces for quiet time are but a few examples of possibilities.
In the photo above this couple energized their living space with a bold use of color and created a relaxing niche for reading and conversation in the sunny bay window. Read more and see some additional photos.
“I strongly believe that one’s environment impacts the way a person feels about him or herself and about the possibilities that lie ahead for them.”