Give Your Room A Summer Makeover

by Editor on May 16, 2013

summer_bedroom

If like most people you enjoy the summer time, then you may be considering giving your bedroom a makeover to ensure that it fits with the season and that you get to enjoy this ‘lighter’ time of year. Your bedroom is your own, private place to relax, reflect and get the rest you need for a busy day. During the summer time, you want to make sure that it remains that way. During the day time, you may want to have as much light in your bedroom as possible. At night, however, you may want your room to be a little darker. This can be helped by ensuring that you get the right level of design.

Colours and MoreĀ 
The first thing that you will need to consider is painting your room. During the summer time, light colours are going to contribute to the way your room looks. These colours can include white, various shades of yellow and light pink. You could even change the room around a little bit. Try to paint one wall one colour, and another wall a different colour. Having contrasting coloured walls can end up working out quite well. All you need to do is think of a design to help you. If you want to get a preview of what it would look like, then you can do an image search and try to visualise how it would look in your room.

Light Control
In the day time, it is important to have a good amount of light in your room. This means that you will need to have a big enough window. You can maximise the amount of light that your room experiences by placing mirrors at strategic points. Mirrors will bounce light around to ensure that your room is a little brighter.
During the night, light is the last thing that you want. The days get longer during summer, so you may feel like sleeping in early in the morning when it is quite bright. The best thing here is to get blinds that will cover the windows. Thick blinds can do a great job of this. On top of this, you can also get a couple of drapes to cover the windows. Lengthy, light-coloured drapes will help to give the room a better feeling of cosiness as well as summery light.

Your Bed

The biggest thing in your room is your bed, and therefore you need to decorate it accordingly. This can be done quite easily by changing the sheets and getting lighter duvets. If you want, you can also take a look at getting different types of blanket to suit your needs. The summer time is going to be warmer, so you may want to invest in thin sheets.

Decorations
Various little decorations and knickknacks can be placed around the room give it a summery feel. Paintings of daisies and flowers, even a cool, trickling miniature fountain can make it seem all the more summery. On top of this, getting a couple of pot plants is certainly going to help you here.

About the Author

Author Colin McD. It was after we had ordered our tempur pillow and mattress (from the ever wonderful Glasswells) that we decided it was time to give our bedroom a facelift. We are south facing so never get the sun, so it’s all about the light for us!

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