How to Update Your Bed for Summer
Not too heavy, not too light – your summer bed should feel just right. With the right fabrics and bedding basics, you can sleep comfortably during the warm months without sacrificing coziness or style. (We love you faux fur, but we’ll see you in the fall!)
Refresh Your Sheets
Sheets with a lower thread count tend to breath better, so swap out your set with something new. Natural fibers like linen and cotton keep you cool and dry by letting the air flow through and wicking away moisture. If you go with cotton, opt for a percale weave over sateen – it’s a bit crisper.
Look for Belgian Flax Linen
Get that cool-side-of-the-pillow feeling without ever having to flip. Belgian flax linen is a high-quality textile crafted of natural flax grown in Western Europe, and is prized for its breathability and durability. Try changing out your current duvet cover or sheets for Belgian flax linen styles.
Rethink Your Inserts
Heavyweight comforters and duvets are a winter essential, but when temperatures rise, it’s time to switch them out for something lighter. Opt for a soft waffle weave blanket or an ultralight down duvet insert. Pillow inserts with temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking technology are ideal for the warmer summer months, and are easy to alternate season to season.
Mix Up Your Materials
Give velvet and knit wool a break and swap in lighter fabrics for your throw pillows and blankets. Think casual, woven cottons, like chambray and jersey, and embroidered motifs. These easy updates bring fresh color to your summer bed and don’t cost a lot of time or money.
Look on the White Side
An all-white bed is clean, energizing and refreshing – and the ultimate summer sanctuary. White linens absorb less heat during the day than darker ones, keeping your bed cool even when you sleep in on the weekends.