Freshen Up Your Bedroom in Time for Summer

14th June 2018

How to freshen up your bedroom in time for summer!

The sun is out, the sky is blue and the smell of barbecue is wafting through the air. We have to say, we're pretty big fans of this amazing UK weather at the moment. We're almost halfway through June so it's safe to say that we're well on the way to the official start of summer. It's always nice to make a few changes in the house when the seasons start changing, although you might associate this more with autumn and Christmas. However, there's so much you can do to bring summer into the home. Let's start with the place you spend most of your time - the bedroom. There's nothing nicer than having a clean, relaxing space to rest your head so without further ado, let's run through our top tips for freshening up your bedroom.

Start by decluttering

We know, we know. You've heard this a thousand times. But it's crazy how much of a difference a good decluttering session makes! If you need some in-depth advice on how to declutter, check out this blog post. Chuck out anything you don't need and dispose of all rubbish! If you're lucky enough to be going on a summer holiday, this is especially important. There's nothing nicer than coming home to a clean, tidy bedroom.

Dust and polish

Speaking of clean, make sure you actually take the time to get rid of any dust and dirt. If you've got kids, it's time to get a good deep clean done before they break up from school and spend more time than ever messing up the place! Stick to a regular cleaning schedule in the summer and try to do it on cooler days, so you can simply kick back and relax when the weather is hotter.

Keep windows open when possible

If your bedroom tends to get stuffy at night, we recommend keeping your windows open as much as possible in the daytime. However, bear in mind that keeping your curtains or blinds open to lets the warm sunlight in. This only creates more warmth! Open your window but allow your curtain or blind to stay shut so that the air can circulate without letting too much heat in.

Make the room smell nice

What's the best thing about summer about from the temperature? The smells, of course! Barbecue, fruity cocktails, sea water, fresh flowers. We absolutely love summer scents and don't think that these should stop when you step into the bedroom. You might usually use candles at all other times of the year, but this extra heat may be unwanted during the hotter months. We recommend you use a room spray or reed diffuser instead! Why not try lavender and vanilla or citrus scents for freshness?

Store away the reminders of winter

Now, you don't want to be reminded of the cold, bitter months we just experienced every time you step foot in the bedroom, do you? We're guessing that's a no. Store away anything that is only used in winter like big coats, scarves, hats and gloves. It'll give you much more room, for starters, because these things take up a lot of space. And you'll feel like you're completely set up for the summer season - wishful thinking, of course!

Add a fresh coat of paint

If you can afford to buy a new pot of paint and you both the time and inclination to carry out this task, we recommend freshening up your walls with a coat of paint. Turn dark colours into light or simply add a clean layer. It makes the world of difference and will really brighten up your bedroom. Popular colours this summer include greens, dusky pinks and blues.

Replace your bedding

We've saved the best until last. Yes, it's simple but it's also highly effective. Change up your bedding! Whether you go all out and buy a brand new set or you simply put yours through the washing machine, there's nothing nicer than having fresh sheets - especially in hot, sticky weather. And what's more, you can dry your bedding outside in the breeze to give it that fresh, natural scent. There's nothing more pleasant... thank us later. If you're splashing out on new bedding, we recommend opting for a pretty white or delicately patterned design, taking advantage of this season's botanical and tropical trends.

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