The UK has found itself dealing with a pandemic, and as a result, the current lockdown situation across the UK means everyone is having to spend their time at home. This will naturally take people a while to adjust to. However, it doesn’t have to be all negative. There are several positive things you do during this time, such as learning a new hobby, catching up on that TV series you’ve been meaning to watch, or if you really want to make time pass and achieve something, why not look for ways to freshen up your bedroom?

Your bedroom is like your sanctuary and should always make you feel welcome, comfortable, and cosy. Clutter and mess can subconsciously stress you out, especially when you have to spend so much time in it, so keeping everything neat and tidy is a great idea. Plus, making some changes, whether they’re big or small, can refresh your brain and make you feel excited, as though you have something new.

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Here are three simple ways to freshen up your bedroom. 

1. Clean Your Carpet and Rugs

Carpeting in bedrooms makes everything feel lush and cosy, but over time, carpet and rugs can get dirty and make the whole room feel dingy instead. Giving them a good clean will make your entire room sparkle and feel completely refreshed. Start with a thorough vacuuming for both carpet and rugs to pick up any dirt particles. If you have a rug, flip it over and vacuum the underside as well. Then you can take it outside and, using a beater bar, hit the excess dust out. 

You can also make carpet cleaner yourself with a solution made of one part white vinegar and three parts water. Mist it all over your carpet and leave it for a few minutes, then blot with a clean cloth. Sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet, leave overnight if you can, and then vacuum thoroughly in the morning. The stains will be lifted away and your carpet will smell fresh as well. 

Of course, if this is too much work or hassle, you could always wait for the lockdown to be lifted so that you can call professionals to come and give everything a deep clean. If you have very dirty rugs that you can’t tackle yourself, rug cleaners London can do it for you. If you need your entire carpet shampooed and fully cleaned, it’s probably worth getting a professional to take care of it. 

2. Organise Your Closet

It may seem like an overwhelmingly daunting task, especially if you have a lot of clothes and accessories to sort through, but it will be so worth it in the end. Go through all your clothes and decide what you want to keep, sell, donate or throw away. Paring down helps you stay organised and reduces the opportunity for clutter and mess. If you can’t decide what to get rid of, try hanging all your hangers backwards. Whenever you wear something, flip the hanger forwards again. After a few months, you’ll see what you still wear and what you haven’t touched.

3. Decorate Your Bedroom Walls

Adding some personality to your room is what truly makes it your personal space. To give it a refresh, add or change the decor that’s on your walls. You could stick to a specific theme or aesthetic to keep everything cohesive or match different types and styles of decor through the colour palette you choose. One idea is to order multiple frames in the same style online and put posters or photos in them to turn random wall decorations into a matching set. But of course, it’s up to you and whatever you want to do to suit your style.

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