What to renovateWhen the kids have left the nest

Your home will feel a little more ‘resort’ like when the kids have gone (and taken the mess with them). Read on for our top tips to spruce up your space!

Hello guest room

Turn the kids’ bedroom into a chic study or even transform it into a guest bedroom. For the latter, replace linen with all white cotton and add new cushions. We love including different thickness, texture and type of cushions, including European and rectangular pillows. For a seasonal swap, change heavier duvets to linens and a throw for your visitors. Refresh the bedside table with a modern clock, add culture with collection of books and warm light with a petite lamp. For a balanced space, use your designers’ eye to ensure the height of the table and bed are the same. 

Guest bedroom with bed, side table and lamp

Zoning into self-care

Deck out your bathroom with luxe soaps, salts and moisturisers you otherwise wouldn’t have with your herd in the coop. It’s the perfect place to relax, detox from tech and soak it all in. Update your bathroom appliances and splashbacks – think marble, matte ceramics and large neutral tiles. We love vanilla scented candles and diffusers for the final sensory touch. Did someone say ‘hygge’?

Bathroom with twin bowl vanity sinks and mirrors

A flooring facelift

Fresh carpet will make your home feel new again. Experiment with brighter, whiter shades now that the kids are around sporadically. Less foot traffic means you can afford to use more luxurious, less dense carpet fibres. With STAINMASTER® carpet, stains are a thing of the past too (yep, even grandchild proof)! Then invest in minimal halogens, hanging pendants or a feature light to really make the carpet pop.

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