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5 Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom for Spring

Spring is sprung, and with the sun shining bright and the promise of warmer days on the horizon, now is the time to update your home for the coming seasons. 

After all, whether you're spending your time indoors or getting reacquainted with your garden, there's something wonderfully refreshing about coming home to a light, bright, and happy atmosphere in your bedroom. 

Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating your bedroom for spring. 

1. Repaint Your Bookcases

Your bookcases are a staple of your home. They hold your favorite stories and show off your decoration style. If you don't want to repaint an entire wall, why not give your room a refresher by painting your bookcases in an invigorating spring color? 

The fun thing about repainting your bookcases is that they can provide a fun pop of color that might be too bright to paint an entire wall. 

The key to choosing spring colors is to keep it light and airy. Everyone has their own tastes, but it's generally recommended to avoid dramatic or unusually bright colors so that the room has a restful atmosphere. 

Popular spring paint colors include: 

  • Baby blue
  • Light turquoise
  • Soft yellow
  • Gray-blue
  • Pea-green
  • Sage
  • Chartreuse
  • Poppy red
  • Moss green

When selecting a paint color for your bookcases, make sure to look at the color scheme of your bedroom. Stick to a color that complements the colors you already have. If you're introducing a completely new color, make sure to introduce new complementary colors and accents to tie it into the rest of the room. 

2. Lighten Your Bedding

A subtle choice to update your bedroom for the spring comes from your sleeping situation: lightening your bedding. 

A rich velvet blanket and other heavy fabrics are warm and inviting for the winter, but they can quickly become overwhelming in the springtime. Swapping your bedding is a great way to play with textures, introduce some new color into the room at the focal point, and lighten your bedding in deference to rising temperatures. 

One of our favorite springtime bedding options is linen bedding. This fabric is super light and airy and looks great with other spring accents. Just make sure to keep an eye (and an iron) on your bedding--linen wrinkles easily and has to be ironed periodically to stay fresh. 

If you don't want all-out linen bedding, no worries! A linen throw provides the same breezy effect without the maintenance. 

3. Use Florals and Greenery for a Focal Point

Springtime is all about the flowers and plants coming back to life. Why not bring the jewels of springtime into your bedroom? 

Fresh flowers are always a fantastic option, especially if you're a gardener with an ample supply of flowers for cutting.

Some great plants for springtime cutting include: 

  • Flowering quince
  • Sweet pea
  • Daffodil/narcissus
  • Cornflowers
  • Peonies
  • Bleeding hearts
  • Lilac
  • Tulips
  • Persian buttercups
  • Crabapple
  • Blue false indigo
  • Red valerian

If you want a floral accent that sticks around long after your flowers are replaced, don't be afraid to layer your florals. Sun-print pillows offer a plant-based accent with an antique feel and unique beauty. If you want to lean into the antique feel, try sprucing up a dresser with floral prints on the drawers. 

Remember, your decorating options are only limited by your imagination--don't be afraid to try new things!

4. Balance Neutrals with Bursts of Color

If you're dressing up your bedroom with a new wave of colors, whether you're decorating for peace and relaxation or to show off your trendsetter bona fides, always remember to dress up your colors with an eye toward design principles. 

One of the most important is knowing your color palette and how to balance it. 

You can use complementary colors, take cues from your clothes, or work with color drawn from your favorite pattern in the room. But you should always balance neutrals with bursts of color and vice versa. 

For example, dove gray is a soft spring color that's forgiving of many other color choices. It can work with robin's egg blue, turquoise, or poppy red. But if you layer neutrals on neutrals, you can easily wind up with a bland, colorless room. 

Similarly, your room shouldn't be comprised entirely of bright colors. That will wear out the eye and leave the room looking disjointed since you won't know where to look first. 

5. Add an Essential Oil Diffuser

It's not a decoration touch in the same manner as a pillow or a rug, but an essential oil diffuser helps add a little extra something, promoting a full sensory experience.

Plus, if you live in an area where spring feels less like a floral idyll and more like a dreary stretch of mud, essential oils can bring that garden feel your heart is yearning for. 

While richer essential oils work well for winter, you should reach for lighter oils that mimic the springtime scents you would find in the great outdoors. Lavender oil is a great choice for spring, though it can be quite strong, and it's not everyone's tastes (some people think it smells too much like soap). 

Cedarwood is a fresh, woodsy scent reminiscent of walks in the forest in the springtime. If you want a gentler floral, try geranium essential oil--it still provides that floral eau de parfum without the punch of lavender. 

If floral isn't your speed, go for something citrusy, like lemon, tangerine, or grapefruit essential oil. Again, use lightly--you don't want your bedroom to smell like lemonade, just a gentle suggestion of lemon freshness. 

Want More Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom?

If you're decorating your bedroom for spring, remember that your decor options are only limited by your imagination.

Plus, everyone's spring decorating ideas are different, and that's what makes home decorating so much fun! Your room is unlike anyone else's, but it's the perfect space for you. 

Make sure to check out our blog for more great tips on preparing your space for the changing seasons, like these seven-bedroom cleaning tips to sweep out your space for the springtime. 

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