In making sure the living areas of our home look up to date and ready for guests, it’s easy to neglect our own personal space in the meantime. We’re all guilty of it, putting everyone else before ourselves and ending up forgetting about what it is we want for ourselves. But remember that this is YOUR space, and it should reflect the perfect place for you to relax, sleep in, and have some much needed “me time” – and it doesn’t have to break the bank.
There are some easy ways to turn your bedroom into the calming sanctuary you’ve been seeking, whilst also making sure it’s stylish and fresh for Spring/Summer.
Think About Colour
Chances are you won’t have painted your bedroom in years, and it’s in much need of a coat of paint or two. Don’t forget, pastels are the new creams. Not only are they a great base colour, but they bring together the look of naturalism, warmth and tranquility. Choosing a neutral colour base gives you total free reign to change up your accessories with the seasons too. Not only this, but if you’re ever looking to sell up, neutral tones are very appealing to buyers such as www.readysteadysell.co.uk/we-buy-any-house, as it will make them more appealing to buyers when they sell them on as they have a bit of a blank canvas to work with. Not only is it at the top of fashion at the moment, but the benefits to choosing a neutral colour scheme are endless.
Invest in a New Mattress
It’s recommended for health reasons that you should replace your mattress every 7-10 years… so it’s worth questioning, when was the last time you changed yours? Although slightly more expensive at times, memory foam mattresses are some of the best you can get. They mould to your shape and react to your body heat, meaning they provide the optimum amount of support for your back. They’re also extremely comfortable, so what’s not to love? You’ll be dreaming of jumping back in to bed all day long.
Get Some Fresh Bedding
Now you’ve got a lovely new mattress, you don’t want to be covering it with your old bobbly, faded bed sheets, do you? Bedding doesn’t have to be expensive, just good quality so it washes well, and a colour or pattern that compliments your room.
Declutter Your Countertops
Whether it’s the top of your chest of drawers, your bedside table, or even your dressing gown, it’s so easy to let the tops in your room become a dumping ground for, well, everything. Labels from new clothes, pain killers, face wipes, and anything else you’ve somehow accumulated along the way. Organising your dressing table into sections, for example; hair products, make-up, nail varnishes and jewellery will not only look better, but it’ll make your life easier too. As far as your bedside table goes, all you really need is a lamp, the book you may be reading at the moment, and a scented candle, because really what’s more relaxing than that? A tidy room reflects a tidy mind, and will help you to relax and make for a deeper sleep.
Choose Your Lighting Carefully
Whereas you might want your kitchen to look like a showroom, with sharp LED lighting and bright spotlights, it’s highly doubtful that you want the same for your bedroom – you’ll want the lighting to match the vibe of the room. Himalayan Salt Lamps are a great alternative to your traditional lamp. They’re carved out of pink Himalayan salt, and not only give off a gentle and warm glow as opposed to a bright light, but are said to have various health benefits too. Salt lamp advocates actually claim that they can clean the air in the room, soothe allergies, boost your mood and even help you sleep. This makes them the perfect lamp to have on your bedside table.
Add the Accents of Spring
Finally, adding some floral touches into a room is a great way of bringing the outdoors inside, and giving the room the freshness of Spring. House plants, such as succulents are very low maintenance, and not only look great but thrive on a window cill in the sunlight. Although not as low maintenance, peace lilies are thought to be air purifying, and bring together the beautiful deep green leaves and neutral whites of their flowers – which will compliment the tranquility of your room beautifully.