As the temperatures rise and the sun stays out longer, it’s time to start thinking about how to create a cool and comfortable bedroom for summer. Luckily, we’re here to help you beat the heat and prepare your bedroom space for the summer sun.
Whether you’re looking to improve your sleep quality or simply want a more inviting space to relax in, these five tips will help transform your bedroom into a summer retreat. From choosing the right bedding materials to optimising airflow, these tips will help you get the restful sleep you deserve.
1. Choose breathable bedding materials
Although your warm sheets and thick bedding might have worked wonders over the winter, it’s time to switch things up in preparation for summer. Opt for light, breathable materials for summer so you can stay as cool and comfortable as possible.
Your bed will remain as comfortable as possible if you incorporate cotton sheets, pillows, and duvet covers. Your skin can breathe thanks to natural fibres like cotton, which helps you maintain a moderate body temperature all night.
You should also consider high-thread fabrics. These fabrics are smoother against the skin so they make it less likely for you to feel confined by tougher fabrics that cling.
2. Keep blinds and curtains closed
We can’t beat a bright and early morning, but we do appreciate our sleep and being undisturbed by the sun. If you want an extra hour or two in bed, upgrade to blackout blinds or curtains.
Window coverings also help to block heat as well as light. Close your curtains and draw your blinds during the day to block sunshine and hot air from entering your home. Sure, sunlight is a free alternative to heating and lighting up your space. However, when you’re out of the house, shut those blinds to ensure you have a cool house to come home to after a sunny day.
3. Pick the perfect mattress for you
The secret to sleeping well at night, especially in the summer heat, is finding the perfect mattress. Not only a comfortable mattress but one that regulates your body temperature.
You might not be aware of the extent to which your mattress affects the temperature of your body at night. Cooling mattress pads, with their unique construction and materials, aid in reducing heat retention.
4. Incorporate plants into your bedroom
Plants should already be part of your bedroom decor – they look great and provide a myriad of benefits. Through a process known as transpiration, indoor plants serve as natural air conditioners and release moisture into the surroundings. They add life and colour to your bedroom and provide air-purifying qualities
5. Consider the colour scheme
Summer is the perfect time to add a splash of colour to your bedroom. In addition to helping you sleep, your bedroom should also be a nice place to wake up in the morning. Colour can help with this. While cool colours like blue and green are often more calming and soothing, warm colours like red and yellow are seen to be energising.