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Mum’s Fantastic Retreat!

Of all three hundred and sixty-five days in the year, Mother’s Day is a Fantastic favourite. What better way to celebrate the often unsung heroes of our lives than a day dedicated entirely to them; to mums. But the appreciation doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Help mum create her own little at-home escape with these Fantastic gift ideas that keep on giving, so she can treat herself to some well-earned ‘me’ time all year round.

Whether it’s waving a paint brush like a wand, sketching floor plans for that dream home, or writing that soon-to-be bestseller, mums are masters of juggling the duties of parenthood, a career and making a house a home – all the while showing flashes of hidden talent. With a few small additions such as the Studio Slimline Desk ($149) and Lean 5 Shelf Bookcase ($99), any corner of the home can quickly become a creative nook where mum’s passions can come to life. Throw in a Mackenzie Lamp ($49) for those nights when inspiration strikes long after the kids are tucked into bed.

Sometimes the best way to unwind after a long day of being a Fantastic mum is to get lost in a good book. But between the TV blaring, the phone ringing off-the-hook and the kids… being kids, finding a quiet and comfortable place to sit down and read is often much easier said than done. This is where a reading corner comes in handy. Surprise mum with a comfy chair like the Grace Armchair with Footstool ($349) and a place to keep her favourite books, such as the Coda 4 Shelf Bookcase with 2 Door Inserts ($129), and she’ll be brushing shoulders with Jane Eyre and Mr Darcy in no time.

So often the life of a mum is all action with little time for relaxing. To help mum make the most of those precious moments of down time, why not give her somewhere to put her feet up? The Earle Armchair ($349) is equal parts stylish and comfy, and with the addition of an on-trend cushion or two like the Blue Rose Cushion ($18), becomes the ultimate relaxation station. Now, after a long day of work and chasing after kids, mum’s only worry will be trying to keep everyone in the family from stealing her chair – the best seat in the house.

It’s not always a fancy new centrepiece that makes a house a home, but the little comforts that make all the difference. Think cosy cushions like the Pelage Cushion ($20), a little mood lighting for lounge room snuggles with the Tulsa Table Lamp ($39), or that piece of artwork that somehow just gets you – mums with the ocean in their heart will love the Beach Path Wall Art ($59). On top of Fantastic value furniture options, we’re always updating our stores with all the latest home accessories styles and trends, which make for perfect little comforts for mum to unwrap this Mother’s Day.