Moving this Spring/Summer? Ever read the notorious new-age book, Creative Visualization? It’s described generically as “the practice of seeking to affect the outer world by changing one’s thoughts and expectations” (Wikipedia). Couldn’t we all use a dose of that occasionally! But if visualization techniques are a bit too esoteric for your tastes and moving related interior design aspirations…maybe you’d like some more pragmatic suggestions for smoothing your move…next go round.
Like anything else, moving to a new place and starting over again has it’s upsides and downsides. Sometimes it’s just invigorating to start afresh in a new place…making new friends and acquaintances, and creating a brand new space to nest in and make your own. The flipside…those very same things can be challenging too…especially when less than enthusiastic family members may not share your optimism.
From the decorating and design perspective, window coverings can have a huge impact on a new living space…bringing more light and openness for example. On the other hand…a big, fat downside to moving is that taking and successfully reusing window treatments at a new location usually doesn’t turn out well. Since windows and their corresponding living spaces are fairly unique and one size doesn’t fit all. When it comes to outfitting the windows to the soul of your new home, finding the balance between function, fashion, affordability and privacy become more fun when you’re infused with a variety of creative new ideas. Here are a few to get you started: