Celebrate the Arrival of Spring With New Bedding
Some people look forward to the arrival of Spring because it brings forth the flowers and the garden dwellers are able to come out of hibernation. Others appreciate the sunlight warming the house and the wonderful veg and fruit that appear in the shops. I love this time of year because I can bring out the colourful bedding to rejuvenate the rooms. While many people tell me that they do not have multiple sets for their beds, I can’t quite grasp why that is so. I imagine, they think it is too costly, or more trouble than it’s worth. Yet, these seem like somewhat ridiculous rationales to me as you can get such wonderful bedding at reasonable prices. Not to mention the fact that you need to change the sheets regularly anyway, so why not replace what you have been looking at for months with something more exciting?
The act of pulling out my Oriental floral pattern quilt cover and then putting away all of the heavy and dark duvets is what officially rings in the new season in our home. And if I have my way, it always will be. It has been this way in my world for as long as I can recall as my mother used to make a big deal over the exchange of the seasonal sheet sets and bed skirts. Of course back then it was not all that uncommon for the bedding to have been less than exciting in design, but she still had a way of making the stripping and redressing of the beds quite a major production. Though I never thought to ask her, it is probably reasonable to conclude that her mother did something similar. Hopefully, I can successfully pass this habit on to my children.
In addition to changing out the bed linens, I also take time to pamper and care for our furniture. After removing the winter linens, and before placing the spring ones on the beds I wipe them down to remove any dust. This is then followed by a good polishing to keep the wood well hydrated and to protect it from the elements. If this were not done to the bedroom furniture it could potentially lose its lovely colour due to excessive dryness and sun exposure through the windows. It also helps to keep them from cracking. Not only is this great for lengthening the life of the furniture, the polish smells amazing too. Considering the benefits to this exercise it makes perfect sense to carry on this way and it pleases me so.