HAPPY SUMMER! Let’s talk about summer bedding! When the temps soar and the humidity is thick summer sleeping can be a challenge even with air conditioning! Here are some savvy, doable tips to keep cool all summer night long! Sweet dreams!
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There are many things I love about summer! Long evenings, lightning bugs in the back yard, days at the pool, garden flowers and warm breezes to name a few.
But sometimes getting a cool, restful night’s sleep when the temps are soaring is hard to find!
It’s so important to change what we put on our bed to be summer friendly so a good night’s sleep is on our list of things we love about summer too!
Let’s dress our beds and rooms and even ourselves for sweet dreaming summer nights!
Today we’re in one of the guest rooms at StoneGable.
DRESSING FOR BED
Dressing for summer nights means light pajamas and layers. I tend to want breathable natural fabrics when looking for summer pjs. My favorite sleep attire is cotton capris style bottom and a white cotton top with 3/4 length sleeves. They are comfortable and look nice to lounge in too!
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!
If you give linen sheets a try you will be a quick convert! I sure was!
There are many different kinds of sheets for summer sleeping. Do your homework and choose sheets that are right for you!
SUMMER BEDDING LIGHT BLANKETS
Natural fiber sheets should be paired with a light natural fiber blanket. Nothing heavy. I only put one on a bed and stow another in a closet if guests get chilly. We are warm bodies so one very light blanket works for Bobby and me!
Linen blankets are my summer favorite! Like linen sheets, they are super soft and fluffy and a joy to sleep under! And they often have raw edges too!
COOL SUMMER BEDDING BEDSPREADS
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?
And the duvet cover is a perfect weight too! This summer I found this gorgeous blue and white duvet cover on sale! It works as a pretty bedspread!
FANS ARE FABULOUS
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. We don’t have ceiling fans so we keep small fans in every bedroom closet. And we use ours ever night!
This is my very favorite fan. It’s a bit pricy BUT SO WORTH IT!!! We love it! You can see it HERE.
DIFFUSE COOL AROMAS
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.
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.
Make your bed and room a refuge during hot summer nights by investing in summer-friendly bedding and some prettily scented items!
Sweet summer dreams!
First published June 22, 2017 and revised and updated June 25, 2019.