7 ideas for your child’s old bedroom

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You spent years changing nappies, driving kids to footy practice, waiting for the sound of the front door that let you know your teen was home safe, and saw them persevere through university and land that first job. Now your little one is not so little any more.

It’s natural to experience sadness and a sense of loss when your last child leaves home. However, that empty nest can also present parents with the opportunity to reconnect with each other and rekindle interests for which they previously might not have had time.

It also offers the chance to reinvigorate your home.

Read more: An empty nest & room: how to cope when kids leave home

7  tips to transform your child’s old bedroom

Here are 7 ideas to transform your child’s old bedroom.

1. Guest room

With the kids gone, you may find you have more time on your hands. Spend it connecting with old friends. Throw fabulous dinner parties and invite an out-of-town friend you haven’t seen in a while to come, spend the weekend and stay in your five-star hotel guest room. It will come in handy, too, when your child comes home for a visit.

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2. Dressing room

If you could use more space for your clothing and accessories, a dressing room could be the perfect solution. Make it luxurious, with large mirrors and a beautiful vanity table.

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Read more: 5 tips to cut the clutter

3. Gym

We all want to be a bit fitter, but maybe putting your kid through uni didn’t leave you with enough for a gym membership. Thankfully, you don’t need a lot of money to set up a home gym. When it comes to working out, space is often what we need the most. Invest in the right equipment slowly over time.

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