How To Tackle A Spring Bedroom Makeover

April 15, 2018 3 min read

How To Tackle A Spring Bedroom Makeover

Now that spring is here, it’s time to freshen up the bedroom to get rid of the winter blahs. Follow these tips for an affordable, uplifting spring bedroom makeover.

Change Your Bedding

The bedroom is an easy room to update for spring if you switch up your bedding. You don’t need to spend a fortune, but you do want to steer away from dark colors and heavy fabrics. It’s time to think light and breezy instead. Strive for a minimal, clean look and more brightness in the room. White or cream isn’t always practical if you have pets or children, but lighter shades like Ballard blue, lunar grey, soft sand, and pastel pink work well. The Sweetbrier lightweight cotton quilt and matching sheets in soft prints are an ideal choice and very affordable.

 

Pops of Color

Spring means new growth, freshness, and color. Replace dull, drab decorations with pops of fresh, bright colors. A piece of vibrant art work with a splash or red, orange, or bright blue can transform a wall. Green is the color of spring, so don’t be afraid to add a few potted plants or soft green decorative pillows to your bed. Silk flowers in an attractive vase brighten the space and today you can’t tell the difference from the real thing.

 

Choose Lighter Fabrics

The warmer weather means it is time to store the wool bed throw, faux fur, and heavy fabrics. Choose lighter fabrics such as soft cotton and linen for pillows and throws. A good way to minimize your cost is to buy pillow inserts and then replace the covers when you want to redecorate. Experiment with whimsical spring patterns to add interest, especially on the bed. Choose sheer or lacy fabrics for window coverings and use a roller blind or Roman shade to darken the room. Ready-made curtain panels are very affordable and available is so many colors, patterns, and fabrics you’re sure to find something you like. When fall rolls around again, just switch the light fabrics in your bedroom back to your original heavy materials.

 

Switch Lampshades

Lighting fixtures can be costly, so why not change the lampshade instead? You can either buy new ones or rework an older shade with new fabric and trim. All you need is a bit of patience, scissors, a glue gun, and imagination. Many online tutorials provide step-by-step instructions and inspiration too.

 

Paint or Wallpaper

If you’re a do-it-yourself person, a fresh coat of paint in a light color transforms a room instantly. Alternatively, consider wallpapering one wall in a happy spring paper that’s sure to cheer you up every day. Painting tired, dark furniture is also a great way to revitalize a bedroom. Shabby chic is a hot style and it’s easy to do too. A fresh coat of white, cream, or pastel-colored paint on an ugly armoire, dresser, or bedside table can turn an eyesore into a work of art. Once again, check online videos to discover how to “distress” furniture.

 

Declutter & Change Accessories

We all want to stay warm and cozy when it’s cold outside. That often means we bring comfort items such as books, magazines, DVDs, snacks, and whatever else we need to feel good into our bedroom during the winter months. Now it’s time to clear the decks. Pare down your accessories, clean out the closet, and give away what you don’t use. Store dark items and use cream, white, or glass items instead. Add a mirror to reflect light in the room, and consider a hardware swap on your furniture for a new look. Try thrift stores, or auctions for amazing finds, and watch sales for bargains. Use wicker or straw baskets to store essential items, but keep the room light and airy.

 

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Follow these simple tips and you’re bedroom will soon become a spring masterpiece that’s sure to feel fresh and rejuvenate your spirits. If you have limited time and energy, at the very least change your bedding. It has amazing transformative powers and only takes minutes to do.



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