Spring has always signified new beginnings for me. A fresh start. No wonder I love spring cleaning. Out with the old, and in with the new. This is the perfect time of year to clean out, throw away, de-clutter, and re-vamp. One of the best places to start is your bedroom.
Since your bedroom is primarily used for sleeping, the bed should be the focal point of the room. If you don't have a headboard, you can find some for a reasonable price. Another option is to try making your own! HGTV gives great headboard ideas and step by step instructions on how to create your own chic fabric headboard.
No matter how lovely the furniture is or how great the paint on the walls looks, if the bedding doesn't impress, then the whole room is kind of a bust. It's usually the first thing I notice. Try layering blankets and folded plush throws at the end of your bed for a luxurious look. Add a duvet cover to give new life to an old comforter. Add lots of colorful, patterned pillows. The more pillows the better.
If you have the space, try to get your hands on any type of furniture you can to help embellish your bedroom. Placing a bench at the foot of the bed, or a comfy reading chair with an ottoman in the corner can help transform your bedroom into more of a suite, not just a place to sleep.
If you don't already have lamps on your nightstands, dressers, or the floor, you should definitely invest in some. If you are sick of your perfectly good lamps, start looking for new lamp shades. You can usually find them for a fraction of the price that an entire lamp will cost you, and they will still help change the style of your room. Don't forget candles for the adults and nightlights for the children.
I love mirrors because you can get them in a myriad of different shapes and sizes. Nothing makes a room look bigger than it really is more than a mirror hanging on the wall. Next, personalize your bedroom - hang the things you love up on the wall. You could showcase anything from wood wall art, wrapped canvas prints or posters, to photographs from your travels. Be creative, and make it your own.
Have you ever stayed in a hotel room that had fresh flowers on the nightstand? It's such a simple gesture, but it makes all the difference. Invest in some plants, and get fresh flowers as often as you can to adorn your bedroom. It will bring new life to your room, and also wonderful fragrant smells.