Say goodbye to those heavy quilts and hot-water bottles, and hello to light and airy living with these four small bedroom updates.
Spring is the perfect time to revamp the home and stop number one for us is always the bedroom. It’s our place of sanctuary from everyday life – where we go to restore and relax, the place we begin and end the day; plus, we all know what difference a good night’s sleep makes.
With temperatures finally pushing double figures and evenings getting that little bit longer, it will soon be time to pack away those heavy quilts and hot-water bottles and embrace more light and airy living.
Reflect Spring’s fresh outlook with these four simple updates.
Cleaning is not always considered part of decorating, but when it comes to transforming your bedroom into a bright welcoming space, Spring cleaning comes into its own. Clear out cluttered drawers or wardrobes, organise your dressing table – arranging make-up and jewellery into trays and boxes – and store away your blankets in beautiful chests, baskets or storage bins.
2. Update your bedding
As the nights begin to get a little warmer, trade your heavy Winter duvet and bed linen for lighter, more breathable fabrics. We’re firm believers that high-quality linen or cotton is key to a better night’s sleep. Pick neutrals, whites and nature-inspired designs such as Henley and St. Ives, with their nautical blue and white hues, or our crisp white Broderie-Anglaise collection. To ensure you stay at the perfect temperature, swap to a lighter-weight duvet with a lower tog rating, such as our Canadian Goose Down Duvet, or our Soft and Light Breathable Duvet, which is cleverly moisture-wicking, too.
3. Bring the outside in
Plants and flowers are pleasing to the eye and are often an overlooked way to refresh the bedroom. Take a single stem of greenery from your arrangement elsewhere and place in a vase on your bedside table. Waking up to flowers every morning can’t fail to make the sound of the alarm slightly more bearable.
4. Freshen-up your walls
Nothing updates and refreshes a room like a new coat of paint. Go brighter, crisper and cleaner, but if that’s not in the budget (money and/or time) simply switch-up your artwork, including frames and theme. We love these floating frames – why not try making your own artwork by framing pressed flowers or mounting some of your most-treasured Summertime photos?