The school year is winding down, and that means many new grads will be starting new careers… and leaving the nest for good. Some parents will leave the child’s bedroom untouched–with teddy bears still on the bed and band posters on the walls! However, less nostalgic parents will likely look at that vacant bedroom, and be ready to make a change.
This week’s Decorating Solutions Tip of the Week comes from Menomonee Falls Designer Beth Kealy. Beth says you don’t have to completely change your child’s old bedroom, but like your child, it’s time for that old room to “grow up.”
How do you do that? Beth explains, “Empty nesters can reclaim use of a child’s old room with elegant updates that cut the cluttered look of the past. Take a room from ‘Catch All’ to ‘Wow’!”
Here are a couple Before and Afters of a daughter’s bedroom turned guest room:
Your child may miss the old room at first, but after awhile, he or she will be happy to come home and be treated like an adult. And guests don’t have to feel awkward staring at a poster of NSYNC on the wall!
We post a different quick, easy, and practical decor tip each Monday. Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.