Empty Nest? Create New Rooms to Roost!

How to redesign after the kids have left home

By Kathy Barnes


When your grown children take flight and leave your nest, it opens your rooms to new possibilities. Here are ways to use that new-to-you space.

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Problem: We don't have a guest room.

Solution: Your kids are grown. It's time that old bedroom grows up, too. 

Transform your child's room into a soothing guest suite with a calming palette. You can find color inspiration in a rug, fabric, or window treatments. Then put on display either curated pieces of your child's artwork, achievements, or collections—or seize the opportunity to finally tailor the room to your own style.

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