Bedding Tips for the Summer

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However, as we approach the warmer months, some people often find that their down comforter &  duvet cover provide a little more warmth than they care for.

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  • Many homes have air conditioning, and there is not a significant temperature fluctuation from summer to winter (72˚-74˚ year-round). 
    • I personally use my down comforter and duvet cover the entire year.  Because down comforters are so incredible to sleep under (due to their lightness and their malleable characteristics) many hate to give them up in the warmer months.
  • Often, people have (2) down comforters – a warmer one for the cooler months and a lighter-weight comforter for the summer months. You may want to give that some consideration.
  • For those that do not use a duvet and down comforter in the summer, consider using a lightweight, down blanket, Matelassé or coverlet along with a lightweight cotton blanket.
  • Matelassé is a heavy, thick textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric. 
  • This can give you a wonderful, finished look on the bed; but, because the fabric may not feel as soft and can be slightly stiff, you may want to consider using your top sheet and a light-weight cotton or down blanket to sleep with during the warmer months and fold your Matelassé (and set aside) at night. 
    • Some manufacturers are now producing a pre-washed cotton Matelassé that is slightly softer and more pliable.

Matelassé is a heavy, thick textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric. 

  • This can give you a wonderful, finished look on the bed; but, because the fabric may not feel as soft and can be slightly stiff, you may want to consider using your top sheet and a light-weight down or cotton blanket to sleep with during the warmer months and fold your Matelassé (and set aside) at night.  

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Bed made with a coverlet

  • Quilted coverlets offer the same finished appearance on the top of your bed, but are also quite comfortable to sleep with. 
    • A quilted coverlet is typically 2 layers of cotton with a thin batting (either poly or cotton) in between.  The fabric is then quilted into a decorative design.  You will also find that many are washable.
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Here is a You Tube video demonstrating how to decorate your bed with a Coverlet.

Many people will launder their sheets more frequently in the summer months as we all have a tendency to have more body oil and perspiration on our skin and your linens will not feel as clean by the end of the week. 

  • If you don’t have time to wash your sheets more frequently, consider having extra pillowcases and change the cases only during mid-week.  This will help to "freshen" the bed.

A great way to be more comfortable sleeping is to use natural fibers with your bedding. This applies to your sheets as well as the top of the bed pieces. 

  • Natural fibers (cotton, linen, etc.) have better “wicking” properties.  This will help draw moisture from your body – keeping you cooler.

For more information on bedding fabrics, please see our blog post describing the different fibers used in luxury linens/sheets .

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