Finally, summer, the season of salads, sangria and sun-kissed skin is on the horizon. However, for those fan-less folk among us summer can also signal the beginning of long, sweaty nights, spent tossing, turning and cursing.
At A Fancy Home, we don’t believe it has to be that way; so to ensure you remain refreshed this summer, we’ve put together 3 tips (that won’t break the bank) to keep you both cool and on-trend.
Thin Throws for your Bedroom
Of an evening we know that nothing is more comforting than cosying up with a cover, however, the summer sun can make this quite problematic. If you switch out your usual thick duvet for a more lightweight throw across the summer months, you’ll find crawling up at night a breeze, not a battle with your body thermometer.
Our favourite pick is this Shoreditch Quilt & Cushion Covers from The White Company, which has a beautiful pattern and elegant texture. The front fabric is comprised of 85% cotton and the filling and back boast a 100% cotton thread count – it’s an on-trend, thin throw in a light colour that won’t retain heat, no-matter the season!
Summer Spreads and Lightweight Linens
Of course, when it comes to hitting the hay in summer, even the thinnest of throws will be too much for some, at which point it could be time to remove the quilt altogether and reconsider the type of linen you use. Some articles advise going full-Egyptian and curling up with a wet blanket to stay cool through summer nights, however, that wouldn’t achieve a fancy home – would it?
Instead, we suggest adopting a part-time Egyptian outlook by investing in light-coloured and lightweight Egyptian cotton bed linen. Egyptian cotton has come to be known as the best cotton in the world, famous for its softness, strength and superior characteristics. But, it is also a fantastically breathable fabric that promotes ventilation throughout the bedroom.
Our thrifty pick is this beautiful bed linen from House of Fraser, they’re made by using only the finest Egyptian cotton that is grown in specific areas of the Nile delta, where it’s been cultivated for centuries for its superior quality.
Shake off the Heat by Getting Loose
Lastly, the warm summer months are no place for clingy bedtime clothes. Switch your normal night-time attire for something more loose-fitting and airy; a large cotton shirt with relaxed shorts or just underwear will work a treat.
This pyjama set from T.K.Maxx is not only minimal and lightweight with its fabric, but it also features an eye-catching design that makes it perfect for loungewear too.
Of course, we’re not suggesting you need to redesign your home with the turning of every season, but we do believe a few minor tweaks can help you through the extremities of each.