Tips for Freshening Up Your Bedroom this Spring
Spring is now in full bloom! The transition of seasons sparks the urge for change, so why not make simple updates to one of the most important rooms in your house? Now is a great time to give your bedroom some TLC and the refresh it deserves. Basic design modifications, spring cleaning, and organization can do wonders for your bedroom.
Read on to learn a few easy tips for freshening up your bedroom this spring.
Update Your Bedroom Design
Bed linens, curtains, and new furniture are bedroom must-haves that can be upgraded for spring. With warmer temperatures coming it’s ideal to switch out your heavier winter bed linens for something more fitting for the spring climate. A bamboo or cotton fabric is the most fitting for the warmer seasons. To fit the spring season the most, try a lighter or neutral color comforter.
Embody the light and airy spring mood by updating your window treatments. Try matching your curtains to coordinate with your bed linens to give your bedroom a more cohesive feel. If you have a neutral comforter, try classic sheer, and light curtains. These curtains allow the natural light to seep in and blow in the breeze when you have your windows open. The flowy design of sheer curtains can bring the spirit of spring inside.
If you’re up for a challenge this spring and looking for a bigger change, complete a bedroom remodel. For example, turn the wall behind your headboard into an accent wall by selecting a bold paint color or patterned wallpaper. This wall should be eye-catching so choose the best option that will keep your bedroom design cohesive. You can take updating your bedroom design to the next level by expanding your master suite. Add a small sitting area or a master bathroom. If you design your bathroom with neutral colors you can easily update any bathroom linens to coordinate with the seasons just like in your bedroom.
Create a Calming Environment
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, therefore it only makes sense to create a relaxing environment within your bedroom. Your bedroom should be a place where you can unwind, and settle down. Make your bedroom a sanctuary by implementing a few relaxing elements within its design.
One of the biggest distractions we have is right at our fingertips. Our phones keep us connected probably more than we would like to admit. It’s important to unplug once you step foot into your bedroom. Leave the noise and anxiety your phone brings you outside. Have a charging station in the kitchen to keep your phones there overnight. If you want to still have your phone inside your bedroom, that’s okay too.
Quick tip: If you’re keeping your phone in your bedroom, don’t keep it on your nightstand. Instead, plug it in across the room and turn it on silent or do not disturb.
To create a calming environment, change your lighting. Turn off that overhead light and turn on any lamps you may have. If you have smart lights and can control the brightness of the bulbs, set them to 50% brightness. Subtle illumination creates a cozy, comfortable, and calming feeling, which is perfect when getting ready for bed.
To elevate your oasis, drop a calming scent into an essential oil diffuser. If you find it challenging to relax before bed, consider essential oils. Oils like lavender and frankincense can help to reduce any sleep-related problems. Diffusing essential oils is a simple way to enhance your sleep and one step closer to making your bedroom a calming sanctuary.
Bring Spring Inside
What better way to freshen up your bedroom for spring than to bring some of the spring season inside? The easiest way to bring spring inside your bedroom is to open up your windows and let the spring air blow in.
Take inspiration from the beauty of spring colors and plants, then apply them to your bedroom design. Add spring-patterned accent pillows or a colorful throw blanket to your room to connect the indoors with the outdoors. These different patterns and textures can be a great pop of color to spruce up your bedroom.
In the end, the best way to freshen up your bedroom for spring is to bring in springtime flowers or greenery. The color and scent of these flowers can not only brighten up your room but also your mood. Fresh flowers can add a unique element to your interior design and are the perfect finishing touch for updating your bedroom for spring.
Finance Your Bedroom Update
If you’re concerned about funding this project, consider utilizing a cash-out refinance or getting a credit card for home improvements to help with any costs this could bring. For larger projects, a refinance allows you to take advantage of the equity you’ve built up in your home by translating it into cash, giving you a larger budget to pay for renovations. This is a great option if you’re extending your master bedroom.
On the other hand, a credit card is a great option for smaller projects so you can pay off your balance each month and avoid interest payments. If you want to complete an HGTV remodel but are on a budget, research different ways you can save during the process. DIYing a new headboard or ripping up old carpet yourself can easily save you some cash. Don’t let the potential cost of this project stop you from giving your bedroom a refresh.
Update Your Bedroom for Spring
After a thorough spring cleaning and an interior design update, your bedroom should be ready for spring. To maximize your bedroom space, remember to start with updating the basics and then go from there. Try out these tips to help you transform your space for the new season. Happy spring!