From time to time, Reverie collaborates with its partners to bring your special content. This month, Raymour & Flanigan is bringing you some special spring design tips.
Spring will soon be here. It’s easy to feel a renewed sense of energy at the thought of the days growing longer, the sun shining warmer, and the world around us blooming. Many of us clear out the winter cobwebs with spring cleaning. It’s also a great time to breathe new life into your home by incorporating the beauty of the season into your interior design. What better place to begin than the room where you start and end each day?
Today, Raymour & Flanigan is bringing you eight interior design tips to freshen up your bedroom in time for spring. With crisp colors, fresh textures and new bedroom accents, you’ll be ready to spring into the new season with your fresh bedroom look.
1. Dust off the winter by de-cluttering.
Clutter in the bedroom is especially distracting and can negatively impact your quality of sleep. Restore tranquility by taking a day or weekend to go through your clothes and personal belongings . Throw away or donate any old or unnecessary items that you’ve accumulated, and put seasonal items into storage.
Make your de-cluttering day a family affair by encouraging kids to do the same in their bedrooms. Including your children in the process can help build a sense of responsibility over their personal space and get them excited for a spring refresh. Once you all have a clean slate, you’ll be ready to try some great new decor ideas to invite spring into your bedroom.
2. Get creative with patterns and textures.
Experimenting with the look and feel of new textures can bring a refreshed vibe to your bedroom. For those looking for a new bed this season, linen-upholstered headboards immediately create a strong centerpiece in any bedroom and add dimension to your space.
If you’re not looking for a full bedroom overhaul, playing around with textiles can be a great way to breathe new life into old decor. Whether you’re revamping an old chair with patterned upholstery, or recovering throw pillows with bright seasonal fabrics, the new colors and textures can bring renewed energy to your bedroom decor.
“Adding in some fresh textiles around the room has made the bedding feel fresh and new.” - Kate | Domestikated Life, Master Bedroom Makeover
3. Balance neutral roomscapes with bursts of color.
Choosing neutrals for large-ticket items is a sound decorating strategy, particularly in a bedroom. When spring comes around, neutrals also present the perfect canvas to play with fresh colors and vibrant accents. Pillows and blankets in fresh spring hues add a welcome pop of color to the whites, grays and tans that predominate in many bedrooms. If your bedroom is in need of a fresh coat of paint, experimenting with a bold shade is a budget-friendly way to add some excitement.
4. New accessories keep kids’ rooms bright and inviting.
Springtime presents a perfect opportunity to upgrade kids’ bedroom furniture and introduce new looks that can grow with them throughout the upcoming year. Allowing kids to help pick out a new dresser, or choose bedding for the warmer months can be a great motivator for spring cleaning and de-cluttering. Throwing in snug accents like an area rug or fun wall art can help create an inviting space they’ll look forward to calling their own.
5. Fresh flowers. Always good.
Welcome the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home with floral arrangements in your bedroom. Sweet-smelling lilacs emit an unmistakable fragrance of spring. Combinations like Queen Anne’s Lace and hydrangeas offer a relaxed, cottage-garden feel. Tulips and daffodils can be found cheap at your local farmers market or grocery store, making fresh flowers possible in your home on a regular basis. Arrange your flowers in your favorite vase or opt for a more casual look with mason jars or recycled glass bottles. Another tack to amp up the flowers? Try adding some floral paintings or photographs to your space. Sites like Pinterest offer endless inspiring ideas to give you your floral fix.
“every space – most especially a guest bedroom – should have flowers ...”
Jenna | Wife in Progress, Guest Room Refresh in Time for the Holidays
6. Create harmony in your space by rearranging your furniture.
Step back and look at your room objectively. Does your dresser block the sunlight from coming through a window? Would your bed be better placed in the center of the room rather than against a wall? The principles of feng shui are exceptionally relevant in bedrooms.
If you’re planning a bedroom overhaul, look for furniture solutions that harmonize with your existing space but suit your needs in a whole new way. You may find that getting out of your comfort zone helps you discover pieces that work better for your day-to-day needs.
“Because my master bedroom is on the small side [a lower and longer dresser] really would not work in this space without the mirror blocking a window. I am actually really happy I went with a tall boy, Fair Harbour bedroom chest, I feel as though it's able to hold more clothes and fits the space proportionally.” -Michelle | Weekend Craft, Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom
7. The ultimate spring renewal, upgrading your bed.
If you or your partner are waking up from a full night’s sleep feeling exhausted or experiencing aches and pains, it may be time to upgrade your sleeping situation; after all, you spend a third of your life there (or you should, according to the latest sleep science). Better mattresses now allow for firmness customized for your particular body type and needs. You may also want to consider upgrading to an adjustable power bed. With multiple positions and premium features like massage, they can help you wake up feeling refreshed, along with soothing away aches and pains. Raymour & Flanigan carries a wide range of Reverie power beds.
8. Invite the outdoors inside with natural materials.
Along with the aforementioned spring blooms, decorating your room with natural materials can lighten it up for spring. Depending on the style of your bed, maybe you can replace those heavy nightstands with natural wood tables. Look for taller legs or some sort of airiness in the design to lighten up the look. And there’s always the option to take a walk outside to see what beauty you can pick up there. Cut some branches and display them in a simple wicker container. Add those beautiful shells and pebbles collected from your beach vacation in glass bowls. Found materials add a light, personal feel to any bedroom and give you an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the season.
About Raymour & Flanigan
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