With summer just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your bedroom for warmer weather. Staying cool while you sleep is one of the best ways to ensure a great night’s rest.
We chatted to Bedsmade’s CEO and Founder (and sleep expert!) Matt Griffin, who has shared his simple tips that will set you up for a good night’s sleep, regardless of how hot it is outside!
Upgrade Your Mattress
The average mattress lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 years, depending on your mattress type. This is one of the most important foundations of quality sleep, so do the math and see if it’s time to make a change.
If your mattress still has a lot of life left in it, do yourself a favour and give it a good cleaning. Vacuuming your mattress on a regular basis will keep it cleaner and ensure a healthier night’s sleep.
For added comfort, consider a dreamy soft mattress topper and protector. These can help you prolong the life of your mattress and protect it from dust, debris, and damage.
As you’re cleaning your mattress and replacing the mattress topper and protector, open the windows to let in some sunlight. Every mattress can use a little Vitamin D, not to mention the powerful cleaning properties of natural sunlight.
Put the Doona Away
Your big, heavy doona served an important purpose during the winter. But when the weather starts to warm, it’s time to trade the doona in favour of something more refreshing.
Keep your bed looking stylish by trading your doona for a lightweight throw. For that effortlessly luxe look, buy a size up for the summer season. For example, if you have a Queen bed, buy a King-size throw - the edges of the fabric will drape nicely over the sides of the bed, giving you an instant luxury hotel feel.
Wrap Yourself in Lightweight Sheets
There’s nothing quite like the smooth, silky feel of the right sheets; they make for a great night’s sleep and a refreshing morning!
In the summer, opt for a breathable fibre like organic cotton that offers the perfect balance of softness and coolness, like the bedsmade range of sheets. Bedsmade keeps you cooler in the summer and takes the heat out of making the bed.
Decorate with Cool Colours
Colours have a lot to do with the “temperature” of your bedroom. Think cool thoughts, and you can chase away the summer heat in a breeze! With warmer weather upon us, the visual effect that colours can have in the bedroom can help you noticeably transform your space.
For example, the purity of crisp, white linens can make a room feel clean and pristine. Calming light greens, ocean-like blues and soft greys create a beachy, dreamy feel that’s refreshing and inviting. Some other areas to add cooler colours include curtains, throw pillows, area rugs, vases, and your bedding (of course).
Add Some Summery Decor
Nothing says summer like seashells! Adding in some seaside inspired pieces to your bedroom will give you that summer vacay vibe that will have you dreaming of beaches and tropical locales.
Shell decor such as a wall hanging, a beachy boho shell chandelier or even some shells simply styled in a vignette will have you dreaming of summer in no time.
Choose Summer-Friendly Houseplants to Your Bedroom
Last but not least, consider adding a few houseplants to your bedroom. Houseplants create an oxygen-rich environment that can help you breathe better while you sleep. Plus, not only are these green beauties a hot (or cool?) trend right now; they’re also perfect for helping regulate temperature
That’s because plants have a natural ability to cool themselves, much like humans cool themselves through sweating. When plants “sweat,” they also cool the air around them. Easy to care for with a striking appearance, the snake plant’s high water content allows it to store water and later release it into the air as cool, evaporated moisture.
Keeping cool on hot summer nights has never been easier!