What better way to beat the January blues than to start thinking ahead to warmer, longer days? Now that the festive season has passed, it’s never too early to begin planning out your spring bedroom makeover.
Trends change fast, and seasons do too. Switching your bedroom up to suit the season is the best way to refresh your sleeping space and transform it into a relaxing, comfortable sanctuary – and it’s the perfect excuse to redecorate!
However, the thought of completely redecorating four times a year is a little overwhelming, and not completely necessary. This blog gives tips on how to make the process simpler, easier and more cost-effective.
Not everyone has the funds or the time to repaint or get new wallpaper at the start of every season – but you don’t have to.
Sticking to neutral colours is a foolproof way to make sure that your bedroom decor suits every season. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring, either. Pale colours with a slight undertone of green or pink can offer the same effect with a hint of warmth, ready to be paired with seasonal accessories.
Or, you can play it safe with white, beige and grey shades that never go out of style, making them the obvious choice for those who want their decor to last for years to come.
Once you’ve got your main colour palette chosen, decorate your walls with easily interchangeable artwork and pictures that can be switched out with seasonal colours and prints as the seasons change.
Transitioning your bedroom on a budget is all down to the accessories you choose. They are easy to get your hands on at affordable prices, and can completely transform the look and feel of your entire space.
Investing in good quality white bed linen is a good place to start. Choosing the perfect material which will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter months will ensure that it’s perfect for all transitional periods. Accessories with some luxury cushions and throws to add a touch of style, and switch the patterns or colours out according to the season.
Alternatively, invest in a range of patterned bedding sets that reflect the season you’re in. Choose warm, dark patterns for autumn and winter, and opt for light floral designs during the spring and summer months. That way, you can leave the accessories behind and let the bed linen be the star of the show.
Indoor plants are a great way to accessorise your space and introduce a sense of calm and freshness. Artfully placed, they can transform the look and feel of the entire space and encourage a better night’s sleep. Adding plants to a bedroom can have health benefits, too. They absorb harmful gases and filter the air in your bedroom.
They can work with the seasons, too. Use plants to inject a little colour into your bedroom during the spring and summer months with beautiful pink blooms such as hydrangeas and hibiscus. It’s all part of bringing the outside into your living environment and helping you to feel the summer vibe.
When Christmas is around the corner, opt for festive vegetation such as Christmas cacti and poinsettia. Decorate with holly and add some extra Christmas decorations to really bring the festive spirit into your space.
Lighting can make a significant difference to the ambience and mood of a bedroom, and it is often overlooked. Depending upon the season, you can manipulate light to make a big impact and achieve the desired feel that you associate with the weather.
Let’s start with summer. You’re going to want to make the most of the ‘long days and short nights’ but flooding the bedroom with natural lighting. To achieve this you may wish to evaluate how many pieces of furniture you have in the bedroom, as by opening up more space you reduce the number of shadows. If you don’t have one already you can also introduce a mirror into the room to reflect the light and add to the brightness, this is a handy trick in spaces that suffer from a lack of natural light.
Moving into the colder, darker seasons and it’s only right that you would want to bring a warmer feel to any bedroom. Consider warmer lighting arrangements by introducing cosy lamps to the environment, with a particular focus on the lampshade – as they can be used to your advantage in working with the light to change the colour and tone.
Speaking of which, you could also introduce mood lighting into the bedroom. This is particularly popular with children’s bedrooms as it allows you to add a light effect that covers the room red, blue or otherwise.