Goodbye, Doona – Hello, Summer Bedroom!

by Mia Campbell
October 11, 2022

Summer is here, and now is the time to start thinking about how to sleep comfortably in warmer weather.

Your bedroom isn’t just the place you sleep. It’s where you find sanctuary in a home that’s well-lived in. It’s the one room in the house that’s truly yours. That’s why your bedroom shouldn't just be luxurious and conducive to relaxing but also a place to inject your personality.

With summer in the air, now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your bedroom for warmer weather. Here are bedsmade's top suggestions that are fun, simple, and will set you up for a good night’s sleep.

1. 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.

2. 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. Choose a fun print that reflects your personality and makes your bedroom a place you like to spend time in. We recommend buying 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.

3. 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 cotton that offers the perfect balance of softness and coolness. If you love a silky finish, a cotton sateen sheet will have you smiling from ear to ear. Lower thread counts feel more lightweight and are perfectly suited for warmer months.

4. 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 (pun intended!). 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 and ocean-like blues create a beachy, dreamy feel that’s refreshing and inviting. Some areas to add colour to include curtains, throw pillows, area rugs, vases, and your bedding (of course!).

5. Add Summer-Friendly Houseplants to Your Bedroom

Last but not least, consider adding a few houseplants to your bedroom. Houseplants create a rich oxygen environment that can help you breathe better while you sleep. Plus, not only are these green beauties a hot (or should we say cool?) trend right now; they’re also perfect for keeping your home cool!

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. We recommend the snake plant, noted by its tall, green-striped leaves. The 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!

Say Hello to Better Summer Sleep!

Staying cool while you sleep is one of the best ways to ensure a great night’s rest. As you’re transforming your bedroom for summertime bliss, leave no opportunity unexplored.

In addition to the above, we recommend making bedsmade bed sheets part of your summertime bedroom transformation. Bedsmade sheets keep you cooler in the summer and take the heat out of making the bed. Shop our sheet sets today!