Nate Berkus reveals how he 'flips' his linen closets for spring – we'll be borrowing this ingenious technique

The interior decorator shares how he organizes his linen closets for the first day of spring

Nate Berkus
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The first day of spring is so close we can almost feel it, and Nate Berkus has already gotten a jump start on organizing and prepping for the warmer months ahead. 

The famed interior decorator has just shared his ingenious method for organizing and refreshing his linen closets ahead of the spring season, stating: 'I can’t be the only one who labels their shelves with the sheet size, right?' 

In a 50-second clip posted to Instagram, Nate reveals that refreshing his house for springtime is 'one of his favorite things on earth' and one task he takes 'very seriously' around this time of year is redoing his linen closets:

Nate's ingenious two-part routine is incredibly straightforward. He effectively 'flips' the inside of his linen closets, from light linens and bedsheets to heavy blankets and wintery items. Here's how to follow his example:

Step one involves stripping heavy, wintery linens and blankets (with too much texture for the warmer months) from your beds and washing them. Next, fold your blankets and linens and stow them away neatly. 

To organize your linen closet like Nate, he recommends labeling each item: Full size, Twin size, Queen size, King size, etc. Not only does this look much more uniform and organized, but it will make your life easier when it's time to winterize your bedroom again.

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Nate Berkus

Since Nate’s first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books and stars alongside his husband, Jeremiah Brent, in HGTV's Nate & Jeremiah Home Project.

Step two is your chance to refresh your bedrooms for spring. Nate suggests opting for 'A freshly laundered set of white, or off-white, sheets' and to 'start layering the beds a little bit differently.' 

Not sure you have anything that fits the bill? We love Nate's signature range of Nate Home bed sheets, available at Amazon, as they come in a variety of white and off-white shades and are perfect for adding light layers to your spring bedding:

According to the pros, the best place to store bed linen is in a designated linen closet. However, if you don't have the space for this, you could also utilize under-bed storage or bedroom dresser drawers and use Nate Berkus's labeling method to keep track of your sheets. 

Gabriella Dyson
Head of Solved

Gabriella is Head of Solved at Homes & Gardens. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design, often found antiquing or browsing the aisles of her local hardware store. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and is in the process of renovating a Victorian coachhouse in the British countryside. 

For much of the past decade, Gabriella has worked as a freelance writer, crafting copy for national publications and renowned homeware brands. Most recently, she worked on Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, focusing on case studies for the magazine and website, as well as writing features about issues surrounding historic and listed building projects.