Summer is here, meaning it’s time to make room for some fun in your bedroom. It is the perfect time to upgrade your bedroom with a new look. And while you’ve got the time and money to do it, it can be as simple as changing out a few things.
1. Paint the floors
If you have a wood floor, paint it. If your carpet is in great shape, leave it. If you have hardwood or tile, consider replacing them with something more reliable and functional. You’ll also want to add some extra insulation to keep your home at a comfortable temperature during the summer months.
Decluttering your bedroom will help you get ready for summer, but it’s also a great way to stay organized and keep your room looking fresh. There’s nothing worse than having a cluttered bedroom, so start with the basics. Take everything off your bed, including the mattress and box spring.
Then go through every drawer, closet and cabinet in your room, throwing away anything that doesn’t work for you. Remove any clothing that is not in use. If you want to keep something you’ll use often, keep it by its hook on the wall or in a drawer where it can be easily accessed. You can also donate things you don’t need to charity or family members.
3. Upgrade your pillow and beddings
For ultimate summer comfort, upgrade from a traditional down comforter to a new pillow and bedding made out of organic materials like bamboo fabric. Bamboo fabric is naturally antimicrobial and anti-bacterial, so it will be a great addition to your bedding and give your bedroom a new look and feel. The hybrid bamboo pillow is made from 100% natural materials and has a soft, breathable cover that’s perfect for hot summer weather when you want to sleep in or relax. It’s also hypoallergenic and won’t irritate your skin or eyes.
4. Add some wall artwork
A small piece of artwork can add a lot to a room. You can use it as a frame for your favourite photos or hang it so that it’s not all up against one another (which can make the room feel smaller). Consider buying some new art for your walls if you’re not already making an effort to do so (or start now). You might find that what you have hanging isn’t inspiring enough anymore.
5. Adding more plants
Plants are great for any room because they help increase oxygen levels and give fresh, breathable air — two things essential when preparing for summer weather. They also add colour and life to an otherwise dull space. A quick tip: Before you add plants, take a picture of the area where you want them to make sure that they look good in context with the rest of your decor (this will help prevent “planted-looking” plants).
6. Use bright colours
Bright colours are perfect for summer because they add a sense of style without being too overwhelming. When it comes to colour, try to avoid too many light grey or khaki tones as they tend to make people feel tired and sleepy instead of energetic and awake. Opt for bright blues, greens, yellows, oranges or reds to create a vibrant atmosphere in your room that will wake up your senses and energise you all day!
You can even add pops of colour in neutral tones such as white or cream if you like. Don’t forget about accessories! Bright accessories such as statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets can help draw attention away from darker pieces of furniture in the room, which can be an issue during the heat of summer.
7. Create a new space
If your room is small, it’s time to create some space by moving some furniture around or adding new pieces such as a coffee table or side tables so that everything has its designated location for everything to look organised and clutter-free at all times!
If you have kids, consider creating a space for them too. The best way to do this is by adding storage and shelving so that everything is easy to find when needed!
8. Add more natural light
You can add more natural light by painting over windows with white trim around them, or even painting over the whole window with white trim around it! You could also take out any glass panes in your windows and replace them with clear plastic ones for even more natural light (and less glare off into everything else).
Updating your bedroom doesn’t have to be a nightmare. You can still make big changes to your bedroom without busting open the piggy bank too much or going into complete DIY overdrive. Just be patient and have fun with it—your bedroom will look great in no time. So go ahead and revamp it. You won’t regret it!