After the dark, cold days of winter, Spring brings us some welcome warmer weather and the perfect excuse to refresh our wardrobes.
Snuggly jumpers, thick wool tights, and padded coats can all be replaced with lighter items for longer and brighter days.
But before you use Spring as an excuse to spend, spend, spend, it’s worth spending a little time caring for your winter wardrobe before you put it away for next season.
Sort out anything that needs specialist care, such as delicate party dresses or wool jackets and take them to the dry cleaners.
Wash anything that can safely be looked after in the washing machine or by hand then dry and iron neatly.
As the sunshine that Spring brings means you shouldn’t be wearing your winter clothes for a while, you can then store them away safely until the rain and snow returns.
The hidden storage beneath a divan bed is perfect for this as it will keep items dry and dust free.
The Hypnos Revive Opulent Cashmere King Size Divan is an elegant choice and available with up to four drawers.
Or try the Slumberland Tempo range, which you can choose with deep or shallow storage space depending on your needs.
If you’re worried about bending or lifting, the Adjustable Solutions Ottoman bed could have the answer with its smooth base lifting system which opens to reveal excellent storage space.
When you’re ready to store your winter clothes away, remember to fold them correctly so they maintain their shape. There are some excellent tutorials on the internet to help you if you are unsure.
Of course, some items are better hung up so if you find you are cramming lots of items together on a rail, it could be time for a new wardrobe.
A two-door wardrobe with a classic design, such as the Amari is a brilliant option if you have a small bedroom or guest rooms where you can store clothes.
There is hanging space and shelves too so you can also find a home for your winter shoes.
Sliding door wardrobes are another trick to making the most of storage in tight spaces.
The Welle High Five is hard wearing and comes in either neutral or striking colours, all with high gloss shine which will reflect light and make your room look bigger.
If space is not an issue, large wardrobes offer even more room. We love the ercol Bosco 3-door wardrobe, made from solid oak and veneers.
Use the single door space for items that are out of season or for special occasions and use the double space for everything you need for everyday wear.
Still need more room? It’s time to go super size with a fabulous four-door wardrobe like the Maddox. Available in a choice of finishes, its sleek look and generous dimensions make it perfectly suited to someone who is serious about their style.