It’s summer! The sun is blazing and the kids are playing. After dinner and a nice bath, it’ll be great to get in a clean, cool, and comfortable bed. We all know that when the kids are sleeping well, the entire family has a better chance of waking up to a great morning the next day. Let’s take a look at some super easy bedding ideas that’ll beat the summer heat!
Light and Fun Colors
Light, colorful sheets are a great way to keep cool in the summer! Lighter colors absorb less heat from the blazing summer sun, making summer a great time to put away dark autumn and winter hues. Instead, swap out those dark colors for light blues, pinks, greens, and yellows.
Because light-colored sheets are less likely to absorb heat, your sheets will be cool and comfortable to the touch as soon as you get in bed. Let the kids get involved with the new decor and make it a fun family activity. Your kids will happily roll into a nice and cool sheet set that they picked out all by themselves!
Enjoy Lightweight Materials
Summer is the best time to use lightweight, open-weaved comforters and sheet sets. Let’s check out some of the best breathable options you and the kids can try this summer!
- Linen — Linen is ventilating, moisture absorbing, and has evaporating capabilities. And best of all, it’s bacteria resistant! This is literally every mom’s dream.
- 100% Cotton — High-quality, 100% cotton sheets are soft and comfortable against your skin. Cotton sheets are breathable, low maintenance, durable, and long-lasting. They’re perfect for keeping cool every summer for many years to come.
- Bamboo — Bamboo sheets are naturally moisture absorbing, making them ideal for hot weather! They are also sustainable, antibacterial, and hypoallergenic. If your little one is triggered by allergies or dust mites, bamboo sheets are a great choice.
Keep Warm Options Close
Even in the summer, it doesn’t hurt to keep warm options close by—especially when it comes to your kids. During the middle of the night, temperatures can drop and make rooms pretty chilly. Keep a throw blanket or two on hand in case that happens and little feet get cold.
If you use air-conditioning in the summer, you’ll definitely want to have warm and cozy comforters as a part of your kid’s summer bedding. Nothing beats the feeling of snuggling up in a cozy bed in a cool air-conditioned room, especially after playing outside and enjoying some sweet summer fun!
Get the Kids Involved
Summer is a great time to redecorate and rearrange rooms. Get the kids on board and excited about their new summer bedding by helping them select fun and light-colored sheets made with cool and breathable materials. With so many prints and pattern options out there, there’s sure to be something that speaks to their current interests!
You can also find inspiration from the colors of the sheets and use those colors to create a theme for the rest of the room. Look for matching decor pieces that are light and airy. Experiment with unique wallpaper. Get cool new lamps or add new rugs. It’s summer, after all, and the possibilities for fun and creativity are endless!
Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional who works with companies like Door Locks Direct. She often covers developments in HR, business, recruiting, real estate, law and finance, but also enjoys writing about travel, interiors and events.