Ten Easy Ways to get your Bedroom Summer Ready
After a long winter of cosy fur rugs, soft pillows and endless layers of fleece blankets, it’s finally time to ditch the bulk and add a light, fresh feel to your bedroom. There’s no need to re-decorate, re-model or hang new curtains with these tips – simple, quick and perfect for giving your whole room a brand new feel!
Struggling for space in your wardrobe and drawers? You’ll be shocked by just how much of that stuff you don’t need until next winter rolls around or perhaps not at all. Have a big, satisfying clear out and give stuff you don’t need away to charity as well as vacuum packing bigger coats, blankets, socks and jumpers. You’ll be amazed at how much lighter you feel.
Now that winter in over, it’s time to fall in love with florals all over again. Add a floral canvas over the bed, ditzy print cushions and of course big vases and jugs full of fresh blooms.
If your bedroom is painted in a dark or rich colour, remove matching bedding and accessories and use instead crisp white bedding with coordinating bright and pretty cushions for an instant boost of light.
Resurrect older houseplants or bring easy to care for succulents and ferns into your bedroom for a classic spring update.
In summer, there’s little need for piles and piles of blankets and cosy cushions, so be sure to cut it right down to the bare minimum so that you can keep cool and enjoy a relaxed, minimalist look.
If you have a fireplace in your bedroom, why not change it up when it’s not in use? Make winter a distant memory by filling the cavity with fresh flowers or potted plants. Strapped for space? Placing a mirror over the fireplace is another great idea.
Although the thought of sleeping beneath the stars sounds appealing, when push comes to shove, I think we’d all prefer our own comfy beds really! Take a simpler route and bring a touch of the outside in with rattan chairs, stools and tables as well as potted plants.
Thicker curtains might be an essential for blocking out harsh morning light or annoying streetlamps but there’s nothing to stop you adding a second layer of gauze for a pretty, flirty effect. Over-bed canopies or curtains are romantic and look charming and effortless.
Extra mirrors are the perfect way to maximize this season’s newfound sunshine and brightness. Reflecting the sun further into your bedroom is an instant mood booster – and because this season’s trend is all about resting rather than hanging your mirrors, it’s such a simple effect to pull off.
If you’re a total sucker for all things cute and kitschy, now is the time to truly indulge yourself. A white or neutral bedroom looks beautiful accented with bright candy pink, banana yellow or neon orange fun accessories and is sure to make even the most summer-phobic raise a smile!