Have you had enough of the cold, dreary winter? Well, the good news is that spring is just around the corner, and with the days beginning to lengthen (even if only slightly!) and the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to breathe new life into your bedroom.
But where do you begin?
Well, a spring makeover inevitably calls for a spring clean, so start by deep cleaning you room from top to bottom. Pull all the furniture out from the wall, hoover and mop the floors, and take a wet cloth to wipe the dust off the skirting boards. Get rid of cobwebs, clean every surface and start de-cluttering by binning unwanted clothes, toiletries and other ‘stuff’ you’ve accumulated over the winter months. This is the best way to clear space and get the room ready for the changes you’re going to make.
Next, consider the colour of the walls. Are they a bit dark or a little dull? If so, take spring as an opportunity to brighten it up. You really can’t go wrong with white paint, and it will instantly transform your room, bouncing light around, making it feel fresh and airy and acting as the perfect blank canvas for features in the room. Opt for a pale grey, a soft blush pink or a very pale blue if you’d prefer not to paint the room white, factoring in the direction the room faces (as this will affect the way the colour looks on the wall).
After painting, you should be thinking about the most important aspect of a bedroom… the bed! It’s precisely the kind of household item where quality should be your chief concern, so head to somewhere like www.divancentre.co.uk to find a super-comfortable mattress and base. But, as well as comfort, factor in style and function, too. Many bedrooms are quite small, so it’s a good idea to choose a divan bed base that has built-in storage so that you can fold away spare bed linen and clothing in it.
Choose a bed frame that’s solid and strong, but in a nice fresh colour: oatmeals, creams and whites will give the illusion of space as they won’t keep drawing your eye to the amount of space the frame takes up in the same way it would if the frame were black. Insofar as the headboard is concerned, if you’re someone who likes bright, punchy colours, you can’t go wrong with Pantone’s colour of the year; it’s a colour that’s said to “evoke the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew”.
Also, getting your bedroom ready for spring extends beyond what you can see. The smell of your bedroom is important too, so begin by throwing open the windows to let in clean air. Once the air has circulated and the stale-ness of winter has drifted away, bring in flowers such as lavender, or use an oil diffuser scented with lemon or peppermint for something that smells citrusy and clean.
Finally, don’t forget the finishing spring-like touches. For instance, a bunch of daffodils placed in a vase on the bedside table will make the room look fresh and inviting, and light drapes on the curtains instead of heavy black-out blinds will give you the chance to gently waken to rays of morning sunshine when your alarm goes off. Your new bedroom sounds lovely already, doesn’t it!?