Bedroom Makeover: Light & Airy Inspires a Fresh Start
The loss of a spouse or loved one takes a heavy toll on one’s survival skills. There is often the urge to “hole up” and turn inward. Depression is not unusual and reconnecting to the outside world can be difficult.
In a recent consultation with a woman who had gone through a divorce eighteen months earlier, I learned about her urge to throw everything out of her bedroom. Out went the curtains, linens, even the wallpaper. While she knew she needed a new space to reflect her tastes and desires, she became paralyzed at the notion of re-creating her bedroom.
After reflecting on her desires for light and simplicity I suggested creating a room such as the one above, which had been created by Design for Change several years ago.
The client was very attracted to this room because of the light and airy curtains that seemed to beckon possibility and a sense of freedom. The pops of her favorite color on the custom headboard, pillows and lampshade bring a touch of happiness. The fuschia chair introduces a touch of whimsy.
She could imagine herself relaxing in this room and feeling open to new possibilities in her future. It became our inspiration room!
“When spaces are designed to meet the true individual needs and desires of a client, they can become real spaces for healing and recovery. It is so rewarding to see a client rediscover a sense of joy and excitement at uncovering hidden desires such as a passion for polka dots or pin stripes!”