We’d all love to say that our master bedroom is the inviting oasis it was meant to be. But most of the time, it just doesn’t happen. If you’re anything like us, the room tends to become a catch-all for stuff you don’t want in the main areas of the house — like the laundry that hasn’t been put away yet. Happily, it doesn’t have to be a major project to make your bedroom into a relaxing, airy retreat. Here are a few simple tips to get you going.
1. Freshen Linens
There’s nothing like climbing into a bed with fresh sheets. Often, however, they feel stiff and not quite clean enough — even right out of the dryer. To help them come out soft, clean, and fresh-smelling, add to your wash load. Also, be careful not to overload your machine. Linens will get cleaner if you run the cycle only half full (no problem if your washer can sense the size of the load and only use as much water as necessary).