How To Cool Your Bedroom in the Sweltering Summer
By: Don Lee | How to | 7.5.2016
Preparing your bedroom for summer can be an arduous task, as it requires replacing and adding multiple items to combat the unbearable summer heat. Combine that with doing everything in that same summer heat, and it can get a bit overwhelming.
Luckily, much of the hard work comes from thinking about how to prepare your room instead of the actual physical work. Instead of taking precious time to figure out how to tackle your heat problem, we’ve done all of the hard work for you – here are some ways for you to make your bedroom feel a bit cooler and summery.
Go natural with the sheets
First off, definitely think about a new set of bed sheets for your bed, as it’s no fun to constantly have to toss and turn in bed from the high temperatures. We recommend lightly colored bedding such as yellow or white, as light colors reflect more light than dark ones.
On top of color, it’s important to look at what fabric the sheets are made of. To keep cool, natural fabrics such as cotton and linen sheets are excellent options to put on your bed. Although silk sheets will make you feel great and regulate your temperature, they usually come at a higher price tag. Avoid synthetic materials as they trap heat.
Improve your room’s circulation
Next, take a little time to temporarily rid your room of any large shelf items or furniture pieces that are seldom used. These actually hinder the circulation of air in your room with their presence and can add a suffocating feeling. The emptier your bedroom, the cooler it will actually feel (and be). Remember that you’re only temporarily removing those aforementioned things from your room. You’ll see them again soon enough.
Pillows trap heat too
Finally, invest in a cooler pillow. Like bed sheets, pillowcases made of natural materials like cotton will keep your head nice and cool as you sleep. The actual pillow itself shouldn’t be so soft that it sinks, because the concave in the pillow you create with your head will trap and concentrate the heat in that area.
What are your tips for a cooler bedroom? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!