Our little island has finally been graced with some warm weather, and summer's so close we can taste it.
We're not all lucky enough to have huge bedrooms that are constantly filled with natural light, but the good news is that with some smart decorating moves you can totally fake that spring feeling.
If you're planning on brightening up your bedroom to get in the spirit of the season, here are some key tips to get you started.
1. Don't be afraid to go bold
Some colour-blocking here and there goes a long way to livening up a dull bedroom. Go for a bold and cheerful duvet cover and contrast with an equally bright rug. If you have the option, paint features like drawers or bed frames in bright colours to really make your room come alive.
2. Stick to a neutral base
Much as we love those bright colours, we're not suggesting you paint your four walls day-glo pink. Keep your base neutral so that you can change things up easily when it comes to getting cosy for winter. Also, sticking to white or cream walls and curtains is an easy way to invite more light into the room.
3. Prints, prints, prints
Floral, retro, geometrical… whatever your choice of print, adding funky designs and patterns to your bedroom decor is sure to cheer the space up for spring. Printed cushion covers, throws, rugs and wall prints are all widely and cheaply available, so go wild.
4. Mix and match
Forget anything you've ever heard about colour co-ordinating, because spring decorating is all about mixing different prints and colours to create a vibrant colour palette.
5. Go natural
Daffodils are in season at the moment and you can pick up a bunch for a euro in your local supermarket. Buy a couple, pop them in a jug or jam jar, and voilá, instant spring feeling. If you don't trust yourself to look after plants, spray paint a branch or coat it with chalk paint and pop it in a vase or Mason jar. Even better, go for fake flowers. No maintenance required.
6. Change up your wall art
Some cute spring/summer canvases are a great way to embrace the new season. This bird print is definitely on our wishlist…
Colourful Bird Print, €18.63 (plus delivery), notonthehighstreet.com
*Images via Pinterest