A cool, breezy bed
- White bed sheets instantly put you in the mindset of vacation. They also help lighten up a room. As long as you stock up on bleach, white sheets really aren’t difficult to take care of, there’s a reason you see them at most hotels. A filled quilt or blanket tops off a bed nicely.
- The fabrics you choose should be light and airy. Linen and cotton work best for this.
- If you share a bed and are worried about temperature differences through the changing seasons, try German Bed Making. Put your fitted sheet on but forgo a top, flat sheet. Fold two duvets or blankets, depending on each sleeper’s warmth needs, on top of the bed, leaving them un-tucked. This way, each person in bed has their own cover to cocoon into and no one is sweating or freezing for the sake of a shared bed.
- Another way to update your bed for the summer would be to switch out the cozy bedding for some cooling options. Cooling pillows and mattress pads can help you regulate your body heat while you sleep, ensuring that you stay comfortable all night.
- Take advantage of seasonally available décor like fresh cut flowers or start testing your green thumb with succulents.
- The touches of bright colors and greens are a great way to bring the outdoors in and celebrate the season. Sticking to light colors is a great way to make the space feel cooler and adding greens and blues can help put you in a beach mindset, relaxing you and making it easier to fall asleep.
- Mirrors help reflect all that natural light, making your space feel brighter and more open.
- Try to de-clutter your space. While Winter is an excellent time to fill space, making your room feel cozy and compact, Summer should be a time to lighten everything up.
- Citrus scents are a guaranteed way to liven up a room.
- Opt for something that's a bit more neutral or it could get cloying in the heat.
- Lavender has been shown to help people relax and unwind, plus, it has a light enough scent to make it a great option for summer.
- Oil diffusers would be a great alternative to candles. Room sprays are also great-spray them on curtains to get the scent circulating when the wind blows through open windows.
A great way to make sure you've covered everything needed for a fully summer-ready room is to check in with your senses. The fabrics you're touching are cool. The scents you smell are crisp and light. The things you see are bright and uncluttered. And you can hear the breeze through open windows.