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How to redecorate your “empty nest”

Try updating your empty nest with fresh colored curtains.

Try updating your empty nest with fresh colored curtains.

It's time to go out with the old and in with the new. Now that your last child is off at college, make some changes to your empty nest. While we may not be able to help you pay for tuition, Half Price Drapes can show you how to update your home for less than the cost of college textbooks.

  • Think about the "new" you: A lot of parents use the empty nest transition as a time to explore new things, whether that be taking a cooking class or learning a new language. Your new space should reflect the new you. For instance, if you've always wanted to visit Europe, try adding that French painting to your living room to remind you of your goals. Likewise, the remodeling of your kitchen will make you want to try out all of those new recipes.
  • Update your décor: A change in your everyday interior design will help make this transition period easier. This is especially true if you're struggling with nostalgia and are having trouble coping with your empty nest. Try filling your home with new furniture or an updated design scheme. Half Price Drapes' designer silk curtains and drapes can help you achieve a new look.
  • Your child's room is still theirs: Sending your student off to college isn't just an adjustment for you, it's also a major change for your child. While some of the best memories are made in college, it can also be a stressful time. This is why it's best to leave your child's bedroom as is so he or she has a safe haven to come home to during college break.