When it comes to transitioning your home from winter to summer, the bedroom is the room that is almost always forgotten about. Most people don’t spend a huge amount of their time in their bedrooms, so it’s easy to see why it is neglected. But think back to last summer, and the many summers before it, when you spent night after night tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep because of the heat. It might not be much time you spend in your room, but it is quality time, and so it’s a good idea to make it as comfortable as possible. So, this year, follow these decorative and DIY tips to create the perfect summer-ready bedroom.
Use summer window treatments
Are your window coverings suitable for summer? If they allow a lot of light to get in, this could disturb your sleep. Additionally, if plenty of sunlight fills your room during the day, this will raise the temperature in your bedroom making for a restless night’s sleep. You can easily make your own blackout window treatments by adding lining to the inside of curtains or blinds.
Swap to summer bedding
When the weather begins to warm up, it’s necessary to transition your bedding from winter to summer. For the warmer months, you’ll want a duvet with a smaller tog rating than your winter duvet. It is also a good idea to get lighter, more breathable linen. You may wish to click here for some options of bright, summer bed linen. If it’s too hot for a duvet, bed sheets will keep you cool. Again, opt for light-weight materials.
In order to allow the air to flow through your bedroom and cool it down you may wish to open your windows. However, doing this can invite bugs and pests to set up camp in your rooms. Fly screens can be installed on the exterior or interior of your windows to keep the bugs at bay. If you are reluctant to keep your windows open, a ceiling fan would make a sound investment. You should run your fan counter-clockwise in the summer in order to create the wind chill effect.
Change your accessories
It is time to store away those heavy bedroom accessories like rugs and bedspreads. A clean and clear floor will help to reduce the temperature in your room and is more pleasant to walk on when it is warm outside. Removing these heavy items will also create cleaner and fresher lines in your room which is more in keeping with summer decor. If you can, get some summer bedroom accessories like paintings of nautical scenes, mirrors to reflect the light and vases full of summer flowers.
You may not have thought it, but there are plenty of things that you should do now to prepare your bedroom for the hot months of the year. We hope that these tips help you to create a bedroom that is both beautiful and comfortable for the summer. Thanks for tuning in!