14 Ways To Spruce Up the Bedroom Before Buying Anything New!

14 Ways To Spruce Up the Bedroom Before Buying Anything New!

Abby Stone
Feb 22, 2008

Here at AT, we only have one week til bedroom month is over. How's your bedroom looking? Here are 14 ideas -- culled from our own blogs and other sources -- that have worked for us. Start here and then jump into one of our Bedroom For The Weekend posts...

1. Think about a night table for each side of the bed and keep them clutter free.

2. Keep the room clean. An air purifiermakes this job easier.

3. Make the bedas soon as you get up. This alone can transform the bedroom. You might have to rethink your bedding so this is possible. We use a fitted sheet and a duvet with a cover. A few quick shakes and we're done.

4. Buy flowers weekly. We've sometimes gone with a plant or a bowl of fresh lemons, oranges or apples.

5. Keep storage under the bed to a minimum. We'd love to keep this space clear but if we have to use it, we keep it clean and neat.

6. Air out the pillows monthly and change the sheets weekly. Check here for a great tip on freshening your pillow!

7. Think about moving the tv out of the bedroom. We were surprised at how much better we sleep. Instead we read, write or listen to music.

8. Set out a bottle of water. With a glass before bed and a glass when we get up, we've knocked out two of those sometimes-hard-to-get-to eight glasses a day.

9. Think about a rug. We love that our feet have someplace soft to land.

10. How's your lighting? Our bedroom has three sources -- a lamp for each side of the bed and another lamp across the room.

11. Break out the candles you received as gifts. Candles, room diffusers, room sprays, and linen sprays -- great scents can really help set a mood.

12. Remove jarring, violent or depressing images. Enough said!

13. Don't let the clothes pile up.

14. Take out the desk. We try to keep our bedroom for relaxing, recreation, rest and rejuvenation and leave work in another room.

Related Links:
A Bedroom for the Weekend

A Bedroom for the Weekend II

image courtesy Williams Sonoma Home

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