A home is generally a place that is close to the heart of the owner, and can become a prized possession. It has been argued that psychologically “The strongest sense of home commonly coincides geographically with a dwelling. Usually the sense of home attenuates as one moves away from that point, but it does not do so in a fixed or regular way.” Since it can be said that humans are generally creatures of habit, the state of a person’s home has been known to physiologically influence their behavior, emotions, and overall mental health. People may become homesick when they leave their home over an extended period of time. Places like homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who someone is or used to be or who they might become.( from wiki)
But, there are days or years in life, when we actually stay out of our homes for our studies or work. Most of the times, its college hostel, working women hostel or we stay as paying guest in someone else home. It’s not that we just stay there for few days or months, most of the times, its more than a year. All of would have had stupid, smart, troublesome or helping roommates. In-spite of all odds, we do make it place/space personal.
it’s a single room with a bed, work table, a book shelf and chair,bean bag chair.
I just had to choose a Orange colour from the shade card. In fact sample bought was enough for me to paint a single wall. They are small 200 ml paint packs which can be bought at Asian Paints Colour World outlet, which can be used to sample how the colour would look on the wall and then the final decision can be taken. It offers a low-risk small trial pack so that customers are more comfortable in taking their final decision.
Now, I had to separate my work area from my sleep area. So, i decided to paint, the wall area starting from my table to the door end with orange to give it a formal look. To create a sense of balance, rest of the places were painted half white. I got inspired by Asian paints Spring dairy stencil design, but i could afford to buy and try it. hence i made my own design with washable crayons and paints.
To give a personal touch , made a stencil and used the washable crayons to make patterns on the wall and ceiling.
Mom sent two polka dot bed sheets. I just used them as curtain, little to cover the night lamp.
bringing flowers once a week from florist made my table graceful. I just used a glass tumbler, which was painted white as the flower vase.
At last, not all House owners like the idea of you painting the walls yourself, until you do well and show them, you made their house a better home.
Do you guys have any special attachment to the transit homes?? did you ever try anything to make it look special and personalised??
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