Now is the time to be thinking about the best summer bedroom decorating ideas. And let’s start by getting our bedrooms in a summer state of mind. As summer temperatures rise and humidity begins to soar, we should be adjusting for those changes! Today I’m sharing lots of easy ways to decorate your bedroom for summer. Not only will your bedroom look cooler it will feel cooler too!
I love to make subtle changes in my decor to make my home more comfortable and more in tune with the changing seasons. So here are 5 easy peasy, can-do, ideas to create a summer sanctuary in your bedroom!
ADD A SUMMERY RUG
The first thing I did in my guest room to get it ready for the hoards of summertime guests and family was to add a new sisal rug under the bed. What a difference! Not only does this pretty natural fiber rug gives a soft comfy landing for feet getting out of bed it also gives the room a very fun casual vibe! It works so well in this room that I just might keep it there no matter the season!
Think about layering a summery rug over a larger rug or wall to wall carpeting. A great look especially for summer!
Choose a rug that works with your room and feels like summer to you!
SWITCH OUT TO LIGHTER BEDDING
This next idea is a biggie! If you have the same bedding on your bed season after season you may not be sleeping as comfortably and well as you could!
It’s surprising that many people do not change their bed linens when the warmer weather rolls around! It makes such a huge difference in sleep quality!
Let’s start with the foundation. Sheets are one of the items in our homes that are worth investing in! The average person spends 22 years in bed in a lifetime! And we sleep enveloped between sheets! Don’t you think we deserve to sleep in beautiful comfort!
For summer, I think linen is the best choice for a sheet! It is lofty and breathable and just so so beautiful. Its natural fibers are moisture wicking and will keep us covered but cool!
You might want to think of investing in delicious, well-made cool cotton or linen sheets. Great sheets are the key to a good night’s sleep. My pick is linen. Once you get a good set of linen sheets you won’t go back!
A white coverlet works beautifully as a summer bedspread. But lately, I’ve been taking the duvet out of my duvet covers and using them sans the hot duvet! Genius, right?
I love love love a crisp, white matelasse coverlet on my guest room beds. They are easy to launder after guests or family stay and they looks so pretty! They work for every season and I can add layers of bedding to them!
You can see my new Master Bedroom summer bedding HERE.
Here’s other pretty summer coverlets, duvets and more…
THE MOST PRACTICAL SUMMER DECORATING IDEA
A must-have in the bedrooms at StoneGable are fans even though we have air conditioning! Fans work amazingly well to circulate the air and as white noise.
Even if your home is cool, a fan is a must for many people in the summer. Here’s the truth… beds are hot! Even those that claim they are not. So a fan come in handy especially in warmer weather.
We have a bedroom ceiling fan in our master bedroom. I fought having one for years and years. But now I am a convert! I also have another fan on a tall stand for those extra hot nights! Oh, I love this fan! You can see it HERE.
It’s nice to have a fan in the closet of your guest rooms so they can feel comfortable too!
USE LOTS OF WHITE ACCESSORIES
To make a room look crisp and cool nothing does it better than white! I switched out lots of other accessories for white. White sheets, white bed linens, white towels, white throw and even a little white pot for a plant! You will be surprised how a little bit of white can really add a summer feel to a bedroom!
I added white towels to a wicker cart. Another summery look. The top shelf on the wicker cart is open for guests and family to put their wallets, toiletries, and other items on.
We use white towels because I can bleach them to sanitize them in between guests. However, there are so many pretty towels in the prettiest colors!!!! Here are a few that caught my eye!
You get what you pay for when it comes to towels! Get the best you can afford. They usually hold up better and are more plush!
Here are other things to look for in white…
- ceramic pots or bowls
- coffee cups (to drink coffee in bed)
- plates to hang on the wall
- faux flowers
- mirror with a white frame
DECORATE WITH SUMMERY PILLOWS
I must admit this is my very favorite way to decorate! Adding a pop of summer color with a pillow or adding a pillow or two with a summery print or motif is a perfect addition to a bedroom.
There are so many fabulous pillow choices! And how fun to find the summery ones that are just right for a bedroom in your home!
Here are this year’s SUMMER PILLOW PICKS AND HOW TO MIX AND MATCH THEM
USE A DECORATED BED TRAY
And your bed tray does not really have to be a true “bed tray”. Any tray or basket or flat surface will do! I think I’ll get it for my master bedroom makeover!
DIFFUSE COOL SUMMER SCENTS
Another way to revel in the beauty of summer and to fill the air with sweet aromas is to use a diffuser! My favorite scents to diffuse in the summer are lavender, lemongrass, mint and tangerine.
You can see why I love essential oils and my story HERE.
I like to diffuse mint in my bedroom in the morning and a combination of lavender and lemongrass at night.
FLOWERS FOR THE SEASON
What is prettier than a bunch of charming flowers in a sweet vase or pitcher.
Don’t forget the flowers! I think a small bouquet of summer flowers is such a pretty way to bring the outdoors in. And we often forget about adding flowers to a bedroom! Why not add a few herbs like mint, marjoram, or basil to your bouquet.
These tulips came from the grocery store but soon I’ll be able to use cuttings from my annual garden.
MORE SUMMER BEDROOM DECORATING IDEAS
Here are some other fun ways to “summarize” a bedroom…
- add a bowl of lemons to a nightstand
- take away any unnecessary items, let your room breathe
- replace heavy curtains with breezy ones
- use rattan shades
- spritz bedding with a cooling linen spray
- add small pictures
- change to a cooler summery color palette
- add summery baskets to decor
- use pots of plants real or faux
- put summer scented candles on a bedside table
Start making a few summer changes to your bedroom and you will be sleeping pretty!