Are You Summer Ready?
Now that the sun (finally) has its hat on, your first thought when trying to keep cool might not be about your bed linen... in fact, you're probably thinking of ways to keep cool, like a dip in the pool or rushing out to buy fans and air con galore, and we all know how difficult it is to stay comfortable on hot nights.
We're here to give you the inside scoop on all things summer bedrooms, from the fabrics, accessories and colours to choose...
Warm Days, Cool Nights
When we are lucky enough to get some sunny, hot days (thanks Great British Weather), we are all too familiar with those 'stick your leg out of the duvet, finding the cool part of your pillow' nights that keep us restless and a little bit grumpy after a bad night's sleep. Fortunately, there are a few things that can help with that.
We think that 100% linen is a little bit of a superhero... without getting too scientific, our linen is made from the finest flax fibres, so it's a very absorbent fabric and is really good at regulating your body temperature throughout the night. Simply put, you'll finally get some cooler nights. How nifty is that?
During hot and stuffy weather, the last thing you want to be doing is digging out the iron and ironing your bedsheets... which is handy as linen doesn't need to be ironed. Take it out of the washing machine, hang it on the line and let nature do all the work.
Getting Cosy With Curtains
Curtains, curtains, curtains... the cherry on top of a beautifully furnished bedroom. The bed certainly is the heart of a bedroom, but the curtains finish off the décor and can create the cosiest and calmest of atmospheres.
100% linen curtains will let just the right amount of light into the room, and can be colour matched to many of our most popular linen bed sets, so you can effortlessly colour coordinate your bedroom. On the other hand, you might prefer to not have any natural light come into your room when it's time for bed, so a pair of blackout curtains will suit you perfectly, especially on those really bright, sunny days. Many people also recommend keeping your curtains closed during the day when it's super hot, so blackout curtains will be great for this.
Cool Sateen Feel
We know that 100% linen bedding might not be for everyone, and that many of you are firm 100% cotton lovers, and that's fine! One of our favourite cotton beddings to hunker down in, especially in summer months, is our range of Super Soft Cotton bed linen. There's nothing quite like slipping into cool Super Soft Cotton sheets after a busy and hot day.
Super Soft Cotton is made from 100% cotton, so it does need a little more attention than linen, but it's oh so worth a quick brush over with the iron for that super luxurious look.
Our sateen feel sets come in either a 300, 600 or 1000 thread count (read all about thread counts here), and oodles of fabulous colours, so there's plenty to choose from.
We really hope this helps you choose between our fabulous fabrics this summer... Make sure you enjoy the sun and we can't wait to see what you choose for your beds.