Create a perfect summer bedroom
SEASONAL decorating switches give you the opportunity to rotate in the sale items and flea market finds you may have stashed away. To lighten your bedroom’s look, consider these moves: 1. Use summer colours. For the next six months, banish all merlot, mustard, sage, or any colours that seem snugly to you.
Bring out warm-weather favourites, such as blue and white accented with ice cream colour pastels.
2. Replace your duvet cover with a fabric that swings for summer.
3. Add a floral skirt. Keep a basic bed skirt on all year long, but in summer, top it with a shorter, floral skirt in bright flower colours.
4. Freshen with different shams and pillows. Remove the lush and textured solids, checks, and florals used to warm up frigid weather; add stripes, vintage prints, and perky florals in cool cotton to keep your bedroom fresh.
5. Switch to a lightweight blanket. In winter, nothing beats a wool, polar fleece, or contemporary chenille throw in a warm colour.
But in summer, focus on a lightweight cotton coverlet with good breathability (just heavy enough to take the night chill off).