Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your entire home because it provides you with a comforting place to rest and recharge your body for the next day. As such, it’s vital to see where you could improve your bedroom for both your own comfort and wellbeing. So in this article, we’re going to offer you a handful of simple weekend projects that can give your bedroom a much-needed upgrade.
One of the first things you should do if you’re planning to improve your bedroom is to dust it. Dust the shelves, the furniture, the ceiling fan–everything! This will lift the appearance of your bedroom overall and also give you a clean slate to perform other little improvements to your bedroom without kicking up a tonne of dust.
Move some of the electronics out of your room
Your bedroom is for sleeping so it’s important to remove distractions such as electronics out of your room. This will actually help you create a more comfortable sleeping environment and also assist in decluttering your bedroom. Some things to look out for are bedroom TVs that you use to binge before sleeping or even moving your phone charger a little further away so that you’re less likely to be on social media or looking at YouTube when you should be sleeping.
Give your bedding a good clean
You’d be surprised how much dust, dirt and grime your bedding can pick up over just a single week, especially during a hot summer. As a result, you should aim to clean your bedding at least once every two weeks and have at least two sets of bedding to rotate between. If it’s summer and you find yourself sweating a lot at night, then you may want to increase this frequency to at least once a week. It might take a while to clean all of your bedding especially if you have a lot of pillow covers which makes the weekend a fantastic time to do it.
Shop for some new bedding
You’ll also want a separate set of bedding for both summer and winter. For winter, a heavy bedding set is ideal to keep you warm while during summer, you generally want something a little thinner so that you can stay warm and comfortable at night without the risk of catching a cold or freezing at night when it can get a bit chilly. You can find some unique options such as western bedding that not only provide comfort but can also add a decorative touch to your bedroom which is fantastic if you’re planning to renew your interior design at some point. There are plenty of different options available, so don’t be afraid to shop around for different styles.
Organize your wardrobe
Your wardrobe is also a good candidate for a little upgrade especially if you’ve got a lot of clothes. For anything that you don’t wear for the current season, you should consider storing it away so that it doesn’t gather dust and to make room for clothes for the current season. If you find that you have too many things in your wardrobe overall then you could consider selling or giving some of it away, especially if you don’t plan to wear older clothes and want to get rid of them to make space.
Perform some window maintenance
Windows can get surprisingly dirty if you don’t give them a good clean now and then. We recommend that you clean your windows every couple of months, but it might be dangerous to clean the outside of your windows without a specific tool such as an angled window cleaner or one that can be extended. Window maintenance also includes giving your curtains and blinds a good clean or sweep to get rid of all the dirty, and replacing your curtains may also come with additional benefits. For instance, thicker curtains help to retain heat when it’s cold but can also block sunlight if it’s getting hot.
Declutter your bedroom
Lastly, we recommend that you declutter your bedroom. This makes things easier to find when you’re looking for specific items, it makes it so your bedroom is cleaner and more comfortable to look at, and it generally helps you stay organized. Depending on how cluttered your bedroom is this might be a fairly difficult or time-consuming task, so dedicating a day or two to this can be a good idea so that you don’t miss anything.