When the weather turns steamy, it's often hard to keep the bedroom cool enough for enjoying the room or getting a restful night's sleep. This is doubly true when you live in a home that's lacking central air conditioning. If you're concerned about the temperature in your bedroom this Summer, then check out the tips we've rounded up for turning down the temp while keeping your bedroom looking gorgeous.
- Invest in mosquito netting to surround your bed, and pretend you're in the tropics. That way, you can open windows in your home to let in the breeze without worrying about insects.
- Pick up a window unit to maximize cooling, and use several fans to direct air flow from the unit into other rooms. To keep things chic, pick up a cool retro fan.
- Buy Summer-fresh new linens for your bed, and pop pillowcases in the freezer a few hours before you go to sleep. Remove them right before bedtime and rest your head on cool cotton.
Keep reading for 7 more tips for staying cool in your bedroom this Summer.
- Open doors to create cross-breezes. Use light linen curtains to create some privacy and still let the breeze through. It's better if you have French doors in your home. They offer twice the space for letting in the breeze!
- Keep your shades pulled closed during the day to reduce heat gain in your home. Using solar shades will also help. Add a second layer of pretty curtains to camouflage the look.
- Add trellises outside your bedroom windows, and plant beautiful climbing plants to create shade. Some of our favorites include bougainvillea and wisteria.
- Choose linen bedding. It's one of the most breathable and warm-weather-friendly materials you can buy. Libeco Home's belgian linens are absolutely dreamy.
- Avoid warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow, and instead paint your room in cooler shades such as blue, gray, or light green. It may just be psychological, but it might just help.
- Cut the sunlight entering your room by decorating with larger plants, like ficus or fiddle leaf figs near windows. The plants will appreciate the Summer sun more than you will!