5 Tips for Redecorating a House after a Breakup

Breakups can be very painful, especially since most couples nowadays move in together before marriage – only to end up separating. Once the other half is gone, all that is left are the memories of living in that house together. Each place you look at holds a memory, so you can barely bring yourself to stay at home anymore.

Sadly, it’s not always possible for you to change your living place – but at the same time, you can’t keep avoiding your house forever. Changes are required to get over a broken heart, and for a speedier recovery, you can give your home décor a bit of an upgrade.

1. Rearrange the Furniture

The best and obvious way to redecorate your home after a breakup is to change the furniture – and depending on the circumstances, this project won’t cost a single penny. Plus, you’re single now, so you don’t have to compromise on where the furniture should be.

Move the couch from one wall to the other, or perhaps move the wardrobe to another spot. If you have an armchair that your ex-significant other particularly loved, you might want to get rid of it. You may sell it and then use the money to buy a new one.

If you cannot move the furniture due to lack of space or do not want to sell it, you can choose to give it an update instead. Use chalk paint to give it a different color. It will feel like you just bought new furniture, but the only thing you spent money on was the paint.

2. Reclaim the Bedroom

The bedroom will likely be the most painful place for you to step into, so you might want to give it a makeover. If you can, try painting your walls in a color that makes you happy. Yellow is perceived as the happiest color, but you can choose another one you like.

If you can’t make any major changes to the wall, change the main things that can be removed. Start with the sheets, because those are the first things that will need to go. Move on to the curtains and the carpets. Go for a different style, or a different color, to officially get your ex out of your bedroom.

3. Bring In Something Your Ex Would Hate

Fancy a skeleton or creepy lamp that your ex would absolutely hate? Or perhaps you want to decorate the entire place pink. Relationships are all about compromise, so you probably gave up on many things that you liked to make them happy.

That being said, now you’re single – so there’s no one else giving opinions about what you should or shouldn’t bring into the house. Buy that creepy lamp. Splash the hottest pink you can find on the walls. Do the things that make you happy, because their opinion is no longer of importance to you.

4. Bring Some Plants In

Plants have a way of making people feel happy and mentally recharged. They are colorful, they change the air inside the house, and they seem to breathe life inside a home that otherwise feels cold.

Plants can change the entire smell of a home. This is heaven-sent when you walk through the living room, and still seem to catch whiffs of your ex’s perfume. Green plants can replace that smell by bringing more oxygen into the room, while flowers can deliver a totally different scent.

Plus, houseplants will give you something to do. You can’t think about your ex when you are busy watering your plants. By strategically placing them in your home, you can change the entire feel of the home and make it seem like a completely different place.

5. Declutter the House

If you have been living together for a while, the chances are that there are many things they probably left in your home – sometimes, without knowing. Decluttering can help find those pesky memories so that you can properly get rid of them.

If it’s something of high value, you might want to refrain from pawning it out – although we know you want to. Most pawn shops in Tennessee will likely not buy from you if they believe it’s not yours. Plus, many Springfield family lawyers commonly deal with lawsuits where one party accuses of illegally selling precious heirlooms – heirlooms that were not theirs to sell.

The Bottom Line

Life after a breakup may be rather tough for a couple of months, but change can help you get through. Start with your home, and then move on with the other aspects of your life.

Samantha Nguyen

Samantha Nguyen, a graduate of the Pratt Institute with a degree in Interior Design, has made a mark for herself in the home decor scene for 15 years. She started her career with a renowned design firm in Los Angeles, gaining critical acclaim for her innovative approaches. Samantha joined our platform in 2019, where she shares her expertise in creating aesthetically pleasing yet functional living spaces. She is also a staunch advocate for incorporating sustainable materials in home decor. In her leisure time, she loves to paint to establish inspiration from her travels.

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