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New Zealand, 7:15 am.

Bea just got off from her 12-hour night shift. She is a nurse in New Zealand. She’s also a part-time online tutor. When she’s not at the hospital, she’s on Skype teaching Korean kids basic English. She works tirelessly every day.

“I’d like to be with my family soon. It’s just until I earn enough money to buy our dream house,” Bea said. Two years ago, she married Robert. Instead of having a baby, they decided to save up first and secure their family’s financial future.

Warm Welcome: Living Room Painting Ideas for OFWs Homecoming

This is the reality for most OFWs. They go abroad and endure working in an unfamiliar place. For now, Bea is looking forward to coming back home for Christmas. She has felt homesick since her first day here. “Every day, I look forward to coming back. It’s the little things that I miss the most, our countless family dinners, their voice and touch, and many other things that I took for granted,” Bea said over the phone.

When I asked her how she copes with homesickness, she replied, “I always call my hubby or my friends whenever I feel homesick. I cook Filipino food like adobo. I listen to OPM songs too. Nakakasawa ‘yong tugtug dito.

Philippines, 2:15 am.

Robert is curled up asleep on a king-size bed, too big for him. He has a lot on his plate today. After his office work, he will look for party recipes and painting ideas online. From preparing the right food to repainting their home for the family reunion, he wants to stay on top of everything for Bea’s homecoming.

Warm Welcome: Living Room Painting Ideas for OFWs Homecoming

He shared, “As early as September, I’ve started getting ready for her homecoming party.” He goes the extra mile to create an impression when she comes back. “It’s a little treat for her after all her sacrifices abroad,” he added.

He can already picture itthe fun welcome home party in their bright and beautiful living room.

So Many Things To Do. So Little Time.

If you’re like Robert who’s planning to repaint for your loved one, we suggest that you start repainting your living room. Repainting is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to instantly spruce up your living space. You don’t have to buy a piece of new furniture; a fresh coat of paint goes a long way.  It can change the atmosphere of your family room. You can make a small living room feel more spacious or transform a big living room to make it cozier using paint colors.

Warm Welcome: Living Room Painting Ideas for OFWs Homecoming

Make your loved ones feel welcome while they’re here.  When they’re back home, they can finally let their guard down and feel comfortable after months of being away from the whole family. After all the smiles, hugs, parties, family reunions, warmth, whispers, silences—before you know it—you’re back at the airport sending them off.

Living Room Painting Ideas

Here’s a roundup of living room painting ideas that will inspire you to repaint your living room walls.

 

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Take inspiration from the living room painting ideas above. Create a welcoming and cozy living room for your OFW loved ones’ homecoming now!

Yasmin Aguila
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Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.

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