If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for summer to come back since it dipped below 50 degrees for the first time.
It’s time to put the snow shovel away and grab the boogie boards.
The season of miserable cold has worn out its welcome, and it’s time for pool parties and BBQ’s.
With the change of the seasons comes a few chores we have to check off the list, so we’re ready for summer.
We need to swap out the snowsuit for the swimsuit, snow boots for flip flops, and bulky sweaters for tank tops.
We need to finally open our windows after a long winter to let fresh air in, and let all the toxins inside of the house make their way out.
The extra blankets you have on your couch can probably be put away, and your beanies can be exchanged for baseball hats.
There’s also some work to be done in the bedroom to make sure you’re as comfortable as can be all summer long.
You need to swap out your heavy winter bedding for bedding that will keep you cool in the summer.
No one wants to wake up at 6 am already sweating because their covers are too heavy.
In the article below we will talk about five bedding swaps to help you get ready for summer.
Ditch The Duvet
The duvet inserts probably aren’t going to be necessary heading into the summer months.
Instead, you can opt for a quilt.
Quilts will be heavy enough to keep you warm, but they won’t have you waking up looking like your fresh out of a sauna.
And most quilts are double-sided, so you can choose between the linen side of the cotton side, whichever you prefer.
Replace Your Current Duvet With A Luxe Linen Duvet
If you got mad at me for telling you to ditch your duvet earlier, don’t worry, you have another option.
A few fabrics work really well, and linen is one of them.
Linen is extremely breathable because it is made out of flax with a looser weave.
If you’ve never used linen before, and you aren’t sure if you’ll like it, just keep an open mind.
If you aren’t used to linen, the best thing to do is start with a linen duvet cover.
This will allow you to get used to the feel of linen and see how it softens with each wash.
You’ll be able to see how you like it before committing to an entirely new sheet set.
Change Your Colors
If you’ve got the navy blue or dark grey sheets on your bed right now, you’ll want to switch to a lighter color for summer time.
Lighter colors deflect heat while darker colors absorb it, so a set of sheets in a lighter color will keep you cooler.
It also works as a kind of a mind trick.
Even if you hop into bed hours after the sun has gone down, the lighter color will still make you feel cooler.
No matter what the actual temperature, lighter colors often trick our minds into thinking it’s cooler.
Skip The Top Sheet
This is one of the easiest, and definitely the most affordable way to keep your bed cool in the summer.
Cut down on your layers by leaving the top sheet out when you make your bed.
It gives you the extra warmth you need in the winter, but it’s not necessary for the summer.
Some companies even sell sheet sets that come with a separate top sheet making it easy for you to opt out of the additional layer.
When you remove the top sheet, though, don’t put it too far away.
When the temperatures outside are breaking records, and it’s unbearably hot, you can replace your duvet or quilt with your unused top sheet.
Swap Your Fabrics
If you’ve been using sateen fabric all winter, it might be best to switch to percale for the summer.
Percale is cooler to the touch than sateen, making it an excellent option for your summer bed.
In addition to being cool to the touch, percale is also lightweight and breathable, making it your go-to sheet if you tend to sleep hot in the summer.
It’s Almost Here
Summertime is right around the corner.
Before you know it, you won’t be huddled up around the fireplace sipping hot chocolate. Instead, you’ll be outside enjoying the weather drinking water.
There are many things we have to do to prepare for the change of the season, that our bedrooms are often overlooked.
If you follow the steps above, though, your bedroom will be ready for the hot summer months.
You’ll wake up cool and refreshed instead of hot and sticky.
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