Good Questions: How to Reclaim My Bedroom After Breakup?

Good Questions: How to Reclaim My Bedroom After Breakup?

Heather Blaha
Feb 28, 2007

Dear AT,

I'm curious about what your readers have done to alter their sanctuaries after a relationship ends. My boyfriend and I recently broke up, and he's currently moving out of the house we've shared for several years.

I now need to reclaim the space as my own, and the bedroom is an especially tough place to start. Sorry to bring "bedroom month" to a depressing end but I do think this is a valid design-from-your-heart type question.


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Dear M,

Having never gone through this, we are hoping our readers will have a lot to say on the subject. While we don't think it's necessary to go through an entirely dramatic transformation (like Tony Alleyne did when he changed his place into the Starship Enterprise a la Star Trek). But, change is definitely in order.

If you already love your bedroom more or less the way it is, then perhaps focus on rearranging things, or lightening things up (bright and airy vs. moody and intimate) - a new paint job or new curtains might help.

If possible, we think it's a great idea to get a bed that's all your own. Even when coupled, new beds and bedding make you feel fresh and recharged, so they are especially appropriate as you embark on letting go of a relationship.

Readers?? We want to know what you think.

(Image via CD Baby, The Breakup: Music for Torching, © 2001.)

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