It’s time to start dreaming of sunny siestas, slipping under sun-warmed sheets while a breeze gently ripples the curtains. Ensure you always get a sound slumber with these three simple bedroom updates to do now (Let’s hope the heatwave continues!).
1. Reduce your tog
Although the familiar cocooning comfort of a plush duvet is a treat in Winter, Summer beds require a much lighter approach. Swapping your duvet for thinner, 4.5-tog options is a great place to start. Our Soft & Light Breathable range has a filling mixed with modal, which helps regulate temperature, and also keeps it beautifully plump and lightweight. The Egyptian-cotton percale we’ve encased it in keeps it breathable, too.
2. Try a flat sheet
For some of us, even the lightest duvet can still feel too heavy on the hottest nights. Try a more continental approach to making your bed and swap out your duvet for a flat sheet to sleep beneath – the added bonus is that it will give your home a real holiday feel, too. Prevent your flat sheet bunching in the night by tucking it tightly beneath your mattress across three sides of the bed. Then, simply add a beautiful bedspread to give comforting texture you’ll want to dive straight under. We love the pristine-white appeal of our Etienne design.
Lightweight linen bed sheets, such as our Santorini Linen, will get softer with each wash.
3. Opt for linen
Widely regarded as one of the finest fabrics to sleep beneath, the crisp-yet-soft, cool feel of linen sheets is a perfect match for balmy Summer nights. Our Santorini Linen Collection not only looks stunning, but will become softer with every wash. Made from the flax plant, it’s naturally breathable and will help air flow over the body, while simultaneously wicking away moisture as you sleep, keeping you optimally cool.
For added luxury, our new Clarendon Collection is made with a linen-silk blend. We’ve spun the softest linen yarns with premium silk threads to create blissfully soft bed linen that has a lovely smart-casual aesthetic.
And the finishing touches…
For the full effect, our linen nightie makes the perfect bedtime pairing for your warm-weather bed, while a caraffe of water by the bedside will keep you completely refreshed.