Spring has officially sprung, and if the weather has been as nice in your part of the country as it has been in mine, you might have even started doing a little bit of Spring cleaning!
Every year, when the daffodils start to bloom, I find myself wanting to give my bedroom a little makeover to compliment the new season. But, more often than not, money tends to be quite tight around this time of year, and I find myself having to make it over on a budget.
For today’s blog post I thought I’d share 6 quick and easy ways to spruce up your own bedroom for Spring in case you’re in a similar situation to me. And none of them will cost you a fortune either! I hope you enjoy it …
01. Add a feature wall
I’ve always been a fan of feature walls, but have never bothered having one in my bedroom until recently because of how much of a faff painting and wallpapering can be. However, last year I came across a website called PIXERS, who design and make a massive range of awesome mural wallpapers that are self adhesive, easy to apply, and can be moved or re-positioned whenever they need to be. These wallpapers look just as good as the real thing, yet take just a fraction of the time that traditional wallpapering takes. How fab is that?
For Spring, I absolutely love this watercolor leaves mural wallpaper that fits in perfectly with the Pantone colour of the year: Greenery. Greenery is a refreshing and revitalising shade, which is symbolic of new beginnings. And what is a makeover if not a new beginning?! I can’t imagine any other wallpaper being as perfect as this for Spring, and have I mentioned how much I love it already? Ah yes, I believe I did!
02. Throw on some fresh new bedding (cotton or flannelette)
I don’t know about you guys but I don’t think there’s anything nicer than jumping into bed than when the bedding has been freshly washed and ironed! It doesn’t matter whether it’s bedding you’ve had for ages or something new like this grey flannelette duvet cover set from The Yorkshire Linen Company that recently caught my eye. As long as it’s freshly laundered I promise you’ll feel like you’re in a whole new world once you snuggle down for the night. Yorkshire Linen also has cotton duvet covers available if you find those more comfortable.
I always choose flannelette duvet covers and sheets over regular cotton ones at this time of year as the nights tend to be quite cool here in the UK, and I want something that’s going to keep me nice and warm. Are you guys the same?
03. Add a splash of colour with some artificial flowers
It’s no secret that I love having flowers and plants in my house. However, it makes me sad when they start to die. So I recently started filling my home with artificial flowers. And, unbelievably, I love them even more than the real thing!
Next are one of my favourite places to buy artificial flowers and plants, and if I had to recommend just one to you guys today it would have to be their real touch orchids. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and prices, and they look and feel just like the real thing! I have a real touch orchid at the side of my bed and it’s beautiful. It’s pretty much always the first thing I see when I wake up every morning and seeing it is guaranteed to put a smile on my face.
04. Bring in things from other rooms
Sprucing up a bedroom for Spring doesn’t have to cost a penny if you don’t want it to. One of my favourite ways to give a room a new lease of life is to bring in bits of furniture and bits and bobs from other rooms. For example, you might have a rocking chair in the kid’s room that would look great in the corner with a fluffy cushion sitting on it. A rug in the living room that would look great on the floor at the side of the bed, or a lamp collecting dust in the conservatory that would be perfect for popping on your bedside table.
05. Hang some art on the walls
Another super quick and easy way to update a bedroom is to hang a nice piece of art, some prints, or photographs on the wall. I’m a big fan of prints that have words or inspirational quotes on them, and I buy the majority of mine from a website called ‘Prints with Feelings’, who have a wide range of fantastic products for sale.
I currently have my eye on this print with the words ‘We’ll always have Paris’ on, and think it will look fantastic hung on my bedroom wall this Spring. What do you guys think?
06. Light a floral scented candle
Every year when Spring comes around I find myself reaching for the candles in my collection that have a pretty floral scent to them. And one of my favourite Spring candles is ‘Cherry Blossom’ from Yankee Candle. The wax on this particular candle is the most beautiful pale pink colour, and it smells divine.
Cherry Blossom is a truly enchanting fragrance which has top notes of cherry, middle notes of rose, cherry blossom and jasmine, and base notes of powdery musk and sandalwood. I love this scent as it fills the whole room with a fragrance that lasts for hours. I don’t think you’ll find another candle that smells as Spring-like as this one. It really does make the perfect final addition when you’re sprucing up a bedroom for Spring.
And there you have it, 6 quick and easy ways to give your bedroom a little makeover this season. I hope you found some of my ideas helpful, and I’d love to see some pictures of your finished room if you use any of them. I’ll be updating my bedroom for the Spring very soon, and I’ll try to remember to share some pictures with you guys too.
Do you have any other tips for sprucing up your bedroom this Spring?
If so, let me know in the comments below.