The new season brings warmer days and lighter evenings, so here are some tips for a Spring bedroom makeover!
Spring is here, and despite everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, the mornings are getting lighter and the days are getting longer.
You may well be feeling that you’d like to freshen up your room and give it a new look before the warmer weather gets here.
And if you already have neutral coloured walls and a warm wood floor like solid oak flooring, it’s really easy to make quick changes to your bedroom to get it ready for Spring. Solid wood flooring is a great choice for your bedroom as it is long-lasting, durable, easy to care for and also feels good on your bare feet!
So here are some simple ways to give your bedroom a fresh new look for Spring, without breaking the budget.
Check what needs replacing
A new season is the perfect time to take a look at your bedding, taking out any items that you don’t use or are looking worn out.
As well as your sheets and duvet covers, your pillows and duvet may need replacing as well. Your pillow absorbs oils, sweat and dead skin cells as you sleep, and also loses its firmness and support over time. So it’s a good idea to buy new pillows every 1-2 years.
A good quality duvet should last at least 5 years, but at the very least you may want to swap out your heavy winter duvet for a lighter spring/summer version.
And every 7 years, you should look at replacing your mattress to make sure that it is supporting you and giving you the best possible night’s sleep.
Pack away the blankets
As the weather changes, it’s out with the chunky knits and plush fabrics, and in with lightweight throws and cotton sheets.
Just as you change your own wardrobe with the seasons, it’s also a great opportunity to switch up things in your home. When the weather gets warmer, you’ll really welcome the cooler, lighter fabrics.
So put away the chenille and velvet, and look out for cotton and linen. But maybe keep a warmer throw or two close at hand, for those cold snaps that can surprise us in early Spring!
Switch your sheets
In the winter months, there’s nothing like snuggling up in a warm bed with cosy flannel sheets when the winds are howling outside your window.
But when the nights are getting warmer, you won’t want or need such heavy fabrics in your bedroom. So now is the time to switch the heavy sheets for cotton, linen or percale sheets to help you keep cool through spring and summer.
They’ll give your bed a cool, fresh feel, and help you to feel more comfortable on hot summer’s nights.
Add some new colour to your room
Changing your duvet cover and pillow cases is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add a Springtime pop of colour to your bedroom.
You’ll find plenty of options online and on the High Street, and there’s sure to be something to suit your taste and budget.
Adding in some throw pillows in a co-ordination colour and pattern will also freshen up your bed. And you could just do this on its own as a really quick and simple pick-me-up for your room if you don’t want to buy new bedlinen.
Update your window dressings
This option is a little more pricey than some of the others, but it can make a real difference to your room.
Changing the curtains in your bedroom can give it a totally different look and feel, whether you go for some smart blinds, colourful curtains, or pick something neutral that won’t clash with any future colour changes in your room.
If you struggle to sleep on lighter mornings, it’s worth investing in some black-out blinds or curtains.
Or you could invest in some floaty sheet curtains to layer underneath your existing curtains. They’ll help to give you privacy, but still allow natural light into your room, and look very romantic as well!
Pick out some Spring Accessories
This is the really fun bit – picking out all of the little knick-knacks and sentimental favourites that you will put on display.
Look for pretty spring colours to freshen up the room, and don’t forget to add in some vases where you can display some of the lovely flowers of the season.
Scent of the Season
And finally, don’t forget to indulge your sense of scent by including some Spring-time fragrances in your bedroom. It’s time to pack away those warm, spicy scents that you love so much in the winter, and pick something a little lighter.
You might like to use scented candles or essential oil burners, or you could fill vases with spring flowers. And a lavender sleep spray will fill your room with a beautiful floral scent, and can help you drift off to sleep more easily too.