What better time to refresh and re-energize your bedroom for a much needed pick-me-up than right now? After months of being stuck in hibernation-mode, you're ready for a lighter (and maybe brighter!) look to match the mood of the spring season.
Spring cleaning shouldn’t have to feel like a chore; think of it as an opportunity to breathe new life into your bedroom. Here’s how we’re refreshing our sleepy sanctuary.
The design of your space should match the mood of the season...
Transition Your Color Palette
While spring is considered a transitional season where the weather may still be in flux between cool and warm temperatures, the spring mood is dramatically different from winter. You may want to keep some cozy winter bedding options available for warmth but start incorporating brighter colors that reflect the new season energy. You can transition out your moody browns and grays into brighter and lighter pastel colors. To help minimize the amount of bedding that you need to transition each season, it helps if you include a few neutral colors that work for your bedding and decor all year-round.
Declutter Your Space
During winter months we tend to spend more time indoors. While we get cozy in our dark and moody bedroom retreat, we also have a tendency to “collect” items that we may one day “need”. However, spring’s brighter days can highlight just how cluttered our spaces have become. Remember, physical clutter can equate to mental clutter that can make you feel stressed and anxious. By editing design elements and filtering out unnecessary items from your bedroom, you can improve the aesthetic and reset the tone for a calming retreat.
Your bedding materials should be season appropriate...
As temperatures rise, your bedding should transition with the season. For practical reasons, you need to make sure you’re climbing in bed with fabrics that will help you stay cool and comfortable all night.
Shed some Layers
Temperatures may be rising, but perhaps there are still evenings where cooler weather lingers where you live. You can transition your bedding slowly, and start by simply swapping out layers. Remove any thick, heavy layers made of wool or flannel as these dense materials will likely be too warm for the months ahead. Keep soft, lightweight covers within reach; we love cozying up with our cotton Lisboa and Nimbus blankets for spring and summer. You can opt to keep your duvet, but perhaps change out the duvet cover for something lighter, like our Alina or Atacama collections. During warmer nights, your duvet can stay folded at the foot of the bed yet still remain accessible for occasional drops in temperature.
Swap out your Sheets
The warmth of spring can mean that you want lighter, more breathable bed sheets. Trade in Flannels for cotton-based Sateens and Percales. Consider Sateen for a silky touch with enough density to make them a great choice for sleeping with the windows open during cool nights. Some of our favorite Sateen collections are Royal Sateen and Fino. Consider Percale sheets from our Delancey or Asher Collections as a cooler alternative with a light weave ideal for slightly warmer weather. In the case you live in an area where temperatures quickly rise during spring, you may even consider linen, such as Provenza, instead of cotton due to its exceptional breathability and moisture wicking qualities.
Want to earn more about how the quality, materials and finishing of your sheets impact how comfortably you sleep? Read more here.
Your cleaning and maintenance routine matters:
Spring cleaning may be in full swing by now so make sure your linen closet and laundry routines get added to your to-do list. Your linens will thank you.
Refine your laundry and care routine
At Home Treasures, we believe in livable luxury. With proper care, you should be able to launder your bedding at home and still expect to enjoy your linens for years (even generations) to come. Skip the bleach and fabric softeners that can damage fibers and opt for a mild detergent to prolong the life of your linens. Wash matching linens such as sheets and pillowcases together, as each piece should be cared for similarly to help maintain color consistency and brightness. You can learn more about our tips for caring for your luxury linens here.
Rotate your sheets for a longer life
Repeated washes can reduce the life of your linens. We recommend using three sets of bed linens in rotation: one on the bed, one in the wash, one in the linen closet. This will allow each set a rest from use and a rest from wash. For your warm weather sheets, consider investing in extra pillowcases to swap in between washes as skin often gets oilier in the warmer months and can leave residue on your pillows.
Store your winter bedding safely
Before you store your winter bedding away for the coming months, remember to wash them before you pack them. This will eliminate any unwanted oils, dust or left-behind skin cells from lingering in your sheets for months. Once laundered, you can pack them safely in water-resistent bins, insect-repelling cedar chests, or space-saving vacuum-sealed bags and store them in a cool, dark, dry place such as your linen closet.
Home Treasures Bedding
While feel and durability are key to your comfort, the design and finish of your bedding shouldn’t take a backseat. We consider self-expression daily in our appearance, hobbies, and career choices. Your bedroom should be an extension of that personalization. With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. If you’re interested in updating your bedroom, we invite you to explore our extensive collection of bedding options. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!