Warm spring weather is the perfect time to open those windows and redecorate your bedroom. Freshening up your bedroom at the beginning of each spring is a great way to shake off those winter blues and get ready for a new season.
Not sure where to begin? The following tips are good starting points.
Bring Flowers Inside
As those beautiful spring flowers start growing outside, choose some of your favorite ones and bring them indoors. Flowers can add a nice pop of color to your bedroom. Plus, when you first pick them, they’ll smell wonderful.
Popular spring flowers include daffodils and tulips, both of which come in several colors. Lilac is also popular and is extremely fragrant. If you have a favorite spring flower, make sure to plant it towards the beginning of the season. Then, when it blooms, pick some flowers to enjoy indoors.
Get Rid Of Clutter
Do you still have cards from Christmas on your dresser? It is time to toss ‘em. Clutter makes rooms look disorganized and messy. At the beginning of every new season, get into the habit of purging items from your bedroom you don’t need anymore.
If you’ve never decluttered before, sort items into three separate piles — must keep, maybe keep, donate/toss. If any items end up in “maybe keep”, put them aside for a month. If you miss them, keep them. If you don’t, donate them.
Do A Deep Clean
Spring is the perfect time for a deep clean because you can open the windows and let your bedroom air out naturally. Deep cleans go beyond your normal cleaning routine. They’re a lot of work, but they really freshen up a space.
This is when you’re going to want to get down and clean off baseboards, vacuum the ceiling fan, steam clean the carpet, and air out the mattress. Don’t forget to dust items that you normally skip over during routine cleanings, such as the doorframe and lamps.
Add Spring Hues
Find ways to incorporate spring colors throughout your bedroom. Many people incorporate dark colors into their bedrooms over the fall and winter months, but spring is the time to decorate with pastel and bright colors.
The easiest way to incorporate spring colors into a room is by switching out accent pieces. Add some new floral throw pillows, pick out a light-colored rug, or switch that dark brown knitted blanket out for a pastel pink cotton blanket. A few carefully chosen accent pieces can freshen up any room.
Keep Light Comforter Handy
Some nights in spring are chilly, while others are warm. While you won’t want to put your winter comforter away yet, you will want to start keeping a lightweight comforter available for those warm nights. Keep both in your room and switch between them as needed.
Choose a breathable material such as cotton or a light fabric such as silk. The best silk comforters for spring and summer are ones that are ventilated and hypoallergenic. Lightweight fabrics help regulate your body temperature to prevent you from overheating.
Switch Your Art
While you might not want to change all your frames, you can at least change the photos and artwork that are inside of them. If you’re feeling uninspired by the current artwork, start looking for alternatives.
Spring is the perfect time to showcase floral and nature-themed prints. Or, take some new family photos and put them on display instead. Some people like to change their artwork or photos out every season — this is a good way to quickly freshen up a room without spending a lot of money.
Go With A Lighter Paint
If you want to completely change the appearance of your room, go for a different paint color. If your walls are currently a dark color, go for a lighter tone. Spring is also a good time to paint because you can open the windows for natural ventilation.
Not only are lighter tones perfect for spring, but they also tend to be more neutral all year long. A light grey or cream-colored paint can be paired with pastel-colored accents in the spring and dark-colored accents in the winter.
Once those warm spring days start to replace those cold winter nights, you’re going to want to start tackling those home improvement projects. And what better way to welcome the season than to freshen up your bedroom? A clean, nicely decorated room will give you a nice place to retreat to at the end of the day