Your Bedding Style Guide for Summer

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

With the arrival of summer, it might be time for you to update your bedding to create a comfortable and stylish sleep environment. Adjusting your bedding for the season not only helps regulate body temperature but also adds a refreshing touch to your bedroom brightening things up in line with sunnier days. A bedroom makeover might be just what you need…

Choosing the right fabrics for summer bedding

Choosing the right fabrics for your summer bedding is essential for optimal comfort. During hot and humid nights, you want to opt for breathable fabrics. You should be looking for natural fibres like cotton, linen, or bamboo that allow air circulation and help wick away moisture. Bamboo fabric, in particular, stands out as an ideal choice: it is breathable, exceptionally soft, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly.

Selecting lightweight and breathable bedding

You want your bedding to be lightweight, so it’s not too thick and breathable to allow for maximum airflow to keep you cool. Consider swapping out your thick duvet for a lower tog or even just a light sheet such as a cotton or linen bedspread or blanket. This way, you won’t have anything heavy on top of you, weighing you down and increasing your temperature, but you’ll still be covered up as you drift off to sleep. Bamboo is one of the most breathable bedding materials available, thanks to its ventilation – bamboo bedding also looks stylish, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your aesthetic to stay comfortably cool this summer. You can find duvet covers as well as sheets made from bamboo, perfect for keeping your temperature down in warmer months.

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Incorporating summer colours and patterns

Summer is the perfect time to refresh your bedroom with vibrant colours and lively patterns. Embrace the sunny season by incorporating bright and cheerful colour schemes – yellows, oranges, and pinks will make it feel like a pop of summer in your room. Alternatively, choose pastel shades like soft blues, blush pinks, or mint greens to create a summery atmosphere which still offers a calming effect. This is great for those long summer days when bedtime offers a chance to lie back and relax. Brighten up the space with floral or tropical patterns on coordinated bedding sets and gingham or candy stripes for a playful and summery touch. You can do this with cushions, accessories, and your bedding itself. There are seasonal bedding trends all over the shops, so you won’t have to search too hard to find something that fits your personality and decor.

Layering for versatility and comfort

Layering bedding adds a certain depth and versatility to your summer bedroom. Even during warmer months, you may still want some lightweight cover for those occasional cooler nights. Consider layering with a bamboo or linen top sheet, a lightweight quilt or even a coverlet – any of these cooling sheets can easily be removed when needed. This lets you quickly adjust your bedding accessories and summer bedroom decor to match the changing temperatures and preferences.

Choosing pillows and pillowcases for summer

Pillows play a crucial role in the quality of your sleep; laying your head somewhere comfortable is key to relaxing and drifting off. In the summer, you should opt for a cooling pillow that allows you to feel fresh all night – these pillows are often infused with gel and other cooling technologies. Certain pillowcases can be more cooling than others; bamboo, for example, is one of the most breathable and cooling materials when it comes to bedding, and this extends to your pillowcase too! Lightweight pillowcases feel best, allowing your head to float against the pillow comfortably.

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Incorporating accessories and decor

Add in some summer accessories; whether that’s a sunshine-shaped cushion on the bed or some greenery on your bedside table, there are plenty of ways to make your bedroom more stylish for this season. Tapestries and framed photographs – particularly of holidays to sunny climates – can also help enhance the summer style in your room. You should also pay attention to your windows; blackout curtains or blinds are great for blocking out light, but they can feel very heavy in a room and detract from that cool feeling. Window treatments are a great alternative to help reflect light away from the room without making it too dark. These summer bedroom ideas will help keep your room stylish but cool at the same time.

Cleaning and maintenance tips for summer bedding

With all bedding, you should endeavour to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to keeping it clean and well cared for. Moisture-wicking bedding is great for summer, as it doesn’t attract sweat marks and stains like other bedding can. Wash it regularly but not too often, and try to dry it outside – that fresh summer air will really leave it feeling lovely in time for bed. Opt for eco-friendly detergents without harsh chemicals, and choose summer scents where you can! When not in use, you should store your summer bedding in a cool and well-ventilated space to avoid it going damp or getting moth-eaten.

Your bedding, Your way

Choose your summer lightweight bedding based on your preferences, but with a nod towards cooling fabrics and brighter or lighter colours as shown in this style guide. Opt for breathable materials (such as bamboo fabric) for your summer bedroom essentials, and be sure to let some light into the room during the day to really brighten things up. Staying cool at night will help you sleep better, improving your overall well-being during the summer months.


What materials should I look for in summer bedding?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

Use lightweight and breathable materials such as cotton, linen, or bamboo for summer bedding. These materials allow for better air circulation, keeping you cool and comfortable during warmer nights.

How can I make my bed feel cooler during the summer?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

There are a few ways to make your bed feel cooler in the summer. Firstly, choose lightweight and breathable bedding materials. You can also use a mattress topper with cooling properties. Lastly, consider using a fan or air conditioner to keep the bedroom temperature comfortable.

Should I use a duvet or a lighter blanket for summer bedding?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

Switching out heavy duvets in hot summer is best for lighter blankets or a quilt. Look for materials like bamboo or linen that offer breathability and can help regulate body temperature for a comfortable sleep.

How often should I wash my summer bedding?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

It is recommended to wash your bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers, once every one to two weeks. However, during hot and humid summer months, you may want to consider washing them more frequently to maintain freshness and cleanliness. 

Are there any specific pillow options for summer bedding?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

Consider using pillows with cooling properties, such as those made from gel or bamboo-infused memory foam. These pillows offer better airflow and can help keep your head and neck cool during warm summer nights.

How can I create a refreshing and summery atmosphere in my bedroom?

Last updated on July 24th, 2023 at 04:17 pm

You can create a refreshing atmosphere in your bedroom by adding small touches like fresh flowers, scented candles with summery fragrances, or light and breezy curtains. Choose decor elements that evoke a sense of relaxation and beachy vibes.

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