Death is never an easy topic, for sadly it’s something that we’re all going to have to face in our lives. Losing a loved one is incredibly devastating and there truly aren’t any words that can express the anguish that someone feels over this tragedy.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep this loved one’s memory alive and even feel connected with them after they move on. One of the best ways to do this is by adding some elements to your home that will remind you of your lost loved one.
This keeps the memory of them alive, a connection, and the sentiment of them won’t be forgotten. If you’re looking for ways to add some decorative elements to your home in the memory of your late loved one, then look no further than this list. These are some ways to honor your loved one in your home.
Add photos of them around your home
One of the easiest and most affordable things you can do to add decorative elements while honoring your loved one at the same time will be to add pictures of them. These can be pictures of when they were younger, older, or whatever you’d like. Place the pictures somewhere that you know will get attention such as your bedside, on a mantel, or even hung up in the entryway. If you ever have a guest come over and they ask who the person is in the photo, it gives you the opportunity to reminisce about your late loved one.
Create a photo book for your coffee table
Creating a tribute photo book and having it right out in the open such as a coffee table is a great way to keep the memory of your late loved one alive. The creation of the photobook may be a tear-jerker as you’ll have to look back at photos of them over the years. But it also gives you the chance to reminisce over the lovely times you had with this person. Plus it’s going to give you the chance to rediscover all of these fond memories every time you pick up this book and look through it. Looking back at memories is a great way to deal with grief and it even helps with closure.
Decorating their grave
While this may not be related to the interior, one way to keep their memory alive is by regularly visiting their grave. If you haven’t done so yet, there are Headstones from Memorials.com that you can look through. If your lawn is big enough and regulations allow it, you can place your loved one in your backyard or even at a cemetery. It’s just very important to regularly visit them, clean their headstone, and decorate it with bouquets of flowers or even plant some flowers.
Create a garden dedicated to their memory
Gardens are a great way to add value to your property, but they can also be a nice way to pay tribute to your loved one. You can plant a tree in their honor or even create a whole garden from the bottle up just for them. This little garden can include some of their favorite plants or even plants that contain their favorite color. This is a great budget-friendly way to pay tribute while also enhancing the exterior of your home.
Garden is also great for your mental health and nature tends to help people feel more tranquil. While this may not get your mind off things that happened to your loved one, it will help you feel more at peace with what’s happening. You can even add a plaque to the garden showing how it pays tribute to them.
Avoid getting rid of some of their things too soon
For many, they believe if they get rid of their loved one’s possessions, it’s going to help out with getting over their death faster. Honestly, it’s far from the case. Sure, there may be cases where it is best to get rid of some of their possessions and donate them to charity instead. That’s all completely fine, but unless there is a time limit (such as moving stuff out of a rented property), it’s best to just take your time and donate/ get rid of their items at your own pace. Maybe they had a favorite blanket they would use on the couch, or maybe they had their end table by their bedside decorated in a certain way. Whatever it may be, these little touches will remind you of how things were before they passed on.
Create a memory quilt
If you’re a crafty person, then this may be something great for you to try out. Memory quilts hold a lot of sentimental value as they are made out of old clothing, and sometimes even photos from the person that passed away. These memory quilts tend to be something that is made together by the whole family, but it’s very much possible for one individual to make it.
You only need a sewing kit and a good sewing machine to make this happen. It’s also important to look into what material your deceased loved has. Such as how many clothes they had and whether or not the material will be best suited for the blanket. These blankets tend to be on display on couches, the end of beds, and even nicely laid on top of a basket.
Display their creations
Was your deceased loved one crafty? Did they enjoy painting, sketching, or even writing? Whatever crafty creations they have, these are fantastic for putting on display in your home. They can be framed, or even added to a scrapbook that can go on the coffee table.
Create a memory box
Memory boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Memory boxes can also have a very beautiful appearance which can be nicely on display in your home. If you have any small mementos from your loved one such as articles of clothing, awards, their favorite souvenirs, or anything else, they can go into the memory box. Whenever you’re having a bad day and just really miss them, you can open up this box and look through their belongings.