Reinvent Your Bedroom for the Spring Equinox

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | March 20th, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Healthy Home

My latest spring bedroom update: A breath of fresh air!

My latest spring bedroom update: A breath of fresh air!

Hurray, we made it! With the vernal equinox today, spring is finally here — and I’m in my element! I adore a big spring clean in every sense of the word … breathing fresh new life into everything from my bedroom to my outlook.

People have recognized the vernal equinox for thousands of years with cultural rituals and traditions surrounding the coming of spring. The early Egyptians oriented the Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the day of the vernal equinox. While I can’t top that, I am quite happy to bid farewell to winter; I feel like one of the little buds on the trees aching for the sun! So I usher it in very consciously with my own spring equinox rituals …

1. Change all the bedding from winter’s heavy comforters in browns, reds and oranges to lightweight blankets in creams, greens and blues mixed with some turquoise and orange (the color of 2012) for pop! In my bedroom’s latest spring-green incarnation, I used …

2. “Wet-wash” everything, even cashmere, instead of dry cleaning — using gentle shampoo or eco-friendly laundry detergent, and chemical-free reusable dryer sheets.

3. Go all-out with nontoxic cleaning and weed out old stuff that’s broken or no longer serves me.

4. Open the windows wide and let my home breathe in the fresh clean air. Spring is my favorite time to deeply breathe in nature’s fragrances!

5. Lighten up personally, too, by eating fresh spring foods and doing conscious breathing techniques (Nauli breath is great for detoxification), Sun Salutations, and maybe a little emotional spring-cleaning!

Happy new beginnings!

Cheryl

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.

– Emily Dickinson


Comments

  1. I really love the idea of changing the bedroom up for spring! Sadly, we aren’t able to put away our heavy blankets just yet, but we have already been feeling a need for lighter food, and once in awhile we get to open our windows. :)

    Aimee | March 29th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. Hi Aimee, I change the duvet COVER, but it is (for now) the same weight comforter inside…it just looks brighter (and lighter). thanks, C

    cheryl | March 30th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
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