Today I had a deep clean in our bedroom. I took the mattress and base off the bed so that I could vacuum properly underneath it. I turned the mattress when I replaced it.
I cleaned the windowsills, cornices and skirting boards.
The valance on the base was washed.
The valance was replaced and the bed remade with fresh linen. I have swapped the light coloured doona cover that we use during the summer months for this one.
It changes the look of the room. Although it is the same fabric, the darker colour feels right for the cooler weather. I have not yet put the feather doona on the bed – we have a cotton blanket and lightweight polyfill doona at the moment.
The weather is still quite warm at the moment but we will make gradual changes as needed.
I was interested to note you don’t have bedside tables fairy – where do you put books, a glass of water or tissues? If you can manage without, you are a step ahead in the uncluttering from me!
On the left hand side of the bed there is a tiny half circle table with a clock radio on it. This is The Duke’s side and no, I did not have a side table. This was mainly because there is not enough space without obstructing access to the wardrobe.
However, this has changed since I took the photo. The small half circle table is on my side with 1 item on it – my Kindle. We have ‘borrowed’ one of the side tables from the guest room for the other side until we find something suitable.
As for other things to go on the table – I go to the kitchen if I need a drink during the night and we never have tissues in the house. I put a handkerchief under my pillow if I feel that I may need one.
Thanks for the considered reply. I have just made a lifetime’s worth of hankies, so hope to go without tissues soon. Hope you find the right solution soon!
So you do autumn cleaning, do you also do spring cleaning? I love the look of the doona cover. I like darker colors for winter, they seem cozier and make the space feel warmer.
I set a particular time for major cleaning but I do tend to do it in either spring and/or autumn as it is definitely too hot in summer and even though our winters are not really cold I do not feel like opening everything up to clean.
I agree about the darker colours making a room feel warmer.