Out with heavy blankets and chunky knits and in with lightweight sheets and pillow covers.
Most of us welcome the warm weather with a swift change in wardrobe and forget all about our homes. But when high temperatures finally arrive, you really should refresh not just your shoe collection, but your home and specifically, bedroom, as well. Because while that faux fur throw kept you cozy all winter long, it won’t do you any favors come spring. We chatted with Ariel Kaye, CEO and founder of Parachute, to get her expertise on refreshing your bedroom for the season.
Swap out your sheets.
Bye flannel. Toss those heavy sheets for a linen or cotton percale that’ll keep you cool all spring and summer long, Kaye explains. “We often compare our percale to the perfect button down shirt—cool and crisp to the touch. This is a great fabric for those who want a fresh, cool feel during spring and summer.” Linen is also a great option as it’s breathable and durable.
Store those heavy blankets.
Again, there’s really no need for a heavy down comforter. If you’re not wearing a jacket outside, why wear one inside? This box pattern quilt from Parachute is a great replacement. “In the warmer months, I often shed my duvet comforter and use my quilt as a cover,” Kaye says.
Change window coverings.
It’s time to let the sunshine in. If you insist on keeping those light-blocking curtains, consider investing in sheer curtains to layer underneath that still give you privacy but let natural light into your space.
Replace anything that’s worn out.
“The change of seasons is a great time to evaluate the condition of your bedding, repair worn items and discard any pieces that may be underused or outdated,” Kaye says. And think beyond the sheets too. Consider replacing your pillows with all natural down or hypo-allergenic down filling.