It’s summer once again, and you know what that means. It’s time once again to give your bed a mini-makeover to make sure you don’t wake up in the middle of the night sweating. Plus, it breathes new life into your bedroom with fresh sheets and lightweight blankets and gives your bed a more relaxed and cheerful aura this new season. Here are some bedding ideas that can help you with your bed makeover.
1. It’s time to store your down comforter
Thick, dense beddings like your down comforter are only necessary during the winter or if you want to keep cranking up your air conditioning unit. Therefore, your summer bedding makeover should begin with storing your down comforter and other dense beddings in the closet to make way for lighter, more breathable options. But before you do, remember to wash and fold a dryer sheet into it to keep it fresh and to be ready for use when autumn arrives.
2. Choose Breathable Materials
Replace your thick, heavy beddings with lightweight sheets, blankets, and pillowcases that are breathable, which you can get from natural fibers like cotton, silk, and bamboo. Natural fibers are very breathable and have the ability to wick sweat away, which are difficult to find in synthetic fibers. There are also synthetic-natural blends that combine the breathability of natural fabrics with the durability of synthetic fabrics.
3. Add more layers with lightweight sheets and blankets
Instead of using one thick blanket when you sleep, how about using multiple thin sheets and blankets? They allow better temperature-regulation, which can help you get the exact temperature that you want as you sleep. Having multiple layers also allow more options for styling your bed.
4. Lighter colors are cooler
Replace the darker hues of winter or fall with something bright, light and cool for the summer. Not only do they brighten up and revitalize your bedroom, they also absorb less heat during the day as natural light enters your room, giving you a cooler bed at night. Try choosing lightweight sheets, blankets, and pillowcases that are white, sky blue, lime, sunny yellow, or maybe even rosy pink.
5. Add a thick throw at the foot of your bed
The feet are the farthest body part from the heart and can therefore feel the coldest. That is why they are also the first ones to feel cold during a night under lightweight beddings, even though the rest of your body has a perfect temperature. You can avoid this problem by adding a thick throw blanket draped at the end of the bed, providing extra insulation to your feet as well as add a stylish accent to your bed.
6. Wash your beddings regularly during the summer
Warmer weather means you naturally sweat more during the day and even during the night, which means that your sheets will generally absorb more body fluids like sweat and body oils. Having an increase in body fluids can make your sheets hotter and more humid, increasing your sleep temperature. Additionally, it will leave your bed smelling not as fresh as you might like. It would be best to wash your sheets regularly, even as often as every three to four days to keep your beddings clean, cool, and fresh.