How to freshen up your bedroom

Has your bedroom become cluttered and a bit blah? Here are some tips to freshen up your bedroom and enjoy a fresh space that you’re happy to wake up in each day.

Are you ready to transform your bedroom into a calming and clutter-free space? They say that it’s important to start the day off right, and this begins when we open our eyes. I know from experience that nothing starts the day off worse than seeing a messy bedroom as soon as I wake up! If I see clutter first thing in the morning, I start the day grumpy (similar to how I feel when I see a messy kitchen) – and that’s no fun for anyone. Luckily, with just a few simple tips, you will be able to freshen up your own bedroom and have some peace of mind knowing that there’s one less thing that needs tidying. 

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ORGANISING THE BEDROOM

Look around your bedroom and see the different areas of clutter, how you can organise it better and how you can make your bedroom a place to relax and recharge.

  • Tidy clutter, putting it neatly away into a cupboard or drawer or purge it if you haven’t used it in over 12 months.
  • Update your sheets, quilt cover and/or cushions.
  • Tidy your bedside table.
  • Organise your jewellery.
  • Put blankets you don’t use into the linen cupboard.
  • Diffuse a new scent in the bedroom.
  • Create a designated area for clothes that you have worn and want to wear again (rather than going onto the floor).
  • Decorate your wall with a new photo or painting.

1.

CLEAR AWAY THE CLUTTER

Rather than cleaning the bedroom, let’s concentrate on clearing away the clutter step by step and making it a space you enjoy waking up to.

Read more: 5 steps to clear your clutter

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TIDY YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE
  • Have a good look at your bedside table, as well as in the drawers. See which solutions aren’t working. 
  • Remove everything from the bedside table and drawers, grouping like items together.
  • Determine what items you haven’t used in over 12 months and consider purging them. 
  • Clean your bedside table thoroughly, removing any dust or water glass marks. 
  • Add any new and/or your current storage products in your drawers to help you keep it organised.
  • Place items back in a tidy and organised manner. 

3.

UPDATE YOUR BEDDING
  • Determine which parts of your bedding needs to be updated and which parts can continue to be used. It maybe time for new sheetsquilt cover and/or decorative cushions for a pop of colour. 
  • Make sure your pillow provides you with comfort and support. A good nights sleep is so important. 
  • Some people need cotton or bamboo sheets to sleep on due to being hot sleepers. The wrong bedding can cause body temperatures to rise and it takes the body a long time to cool the body which in turn causes an uncomfortable sleep.

4.

STORE EXCESS BEDDING IN LINEN CLOSET
Some people like to keep extra bedding and towels in their bedroom but I think it creates too much clutter. My suggestion would be to put away all your excess bed sheets, doona covers and blankets into your linen closet, however, if you do need to store it in your bedroom, store it in storage containers which are clearly labelled to make it easier to find.
 
Vacuum bags are a great way to store bulky items taking up less space. 

5.

ORGANISE YOUR JEWELLERY
Necklaces and bracelets can become tangled and other small jewellery can get lost in boxes and bags. Go through your jewellery collection and purge or giveaway what you don’t like or wear anymore. 

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DIFFUSE A NEW SCENT IN THE BEDROOM
Bring a new scent into the bedroom to create the feeling of newness. Whether its an essential oil diffuser, a candle or room spray, a new smell will make the room look and feel fresh.

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ADD A REFLECTION JOURNAL
A great habit to get into is writing in a daily journal, reflecting on the good and bad, the wins, the challenges and being able to look back and see how you’ve grown, the things in your life that worked and those that didn’t. This is my 5 year memory reflection book, it is a beautiful way to journal and quickly look back on the previous year. A cute addition to your bedside table and a daily reminder to show gratitude.

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CLEAN YOUR BEDROOM

Maintaining a clean bedroom is essential for various reasons, including health, relaxation, and productivity. A tidy and organised space not only reduces the presence of allergens, dust, and bacteria but also promotes a sense of calm and well-being. 

You can find all the steps to clean your bedroom in my book The Clean Home

Life can be hectic and tiring, so it’s important to find some pockets of time for yourself, even if that just means taking a few moments to take in your peaceful and clutter-free bedroom. After all, the bedroom is our sanctuary – it should be filled with tranquility, not objects and materials that raise stress levels. I hope these tips motivate you to get started on transforming your bedroom into an oasis away from everyday life! 

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