With temperatures sizzling at the moment, even people from the UK are feeling the burn! Heat makes the home sticky and sweaty and not a very nice place to be. Considering it’s supposed to be the best place to chill and relax, summer can turn your humble abode into a hellhole.
The solution is obvious – cool it down, but you don’t want to sacrifice your home décor. Style shouldn’t come over substance; they should be partners. Thankfully, it’s possible to have tasteful interiors that are cool in more ways than one. Carry on reading to find out more.
Opt For Cotton
The boudoir is the place where you feel the heat the most, so it’s the room which needs your full attention. Start with the sheets. If you have standard covers made from polyester, the chances are you will sweat during the night. Why? It’s because they are heavy and trap the hot air. With this in mind, a good option is to switch to cotton, preferably Egyptian, because it’s breathable and lightweight. In bed, you feel every inch of the draft that flows through the room if you switch from polyester to cotton. Plus, King of Cotton says nothing is as stylish as light-coloured sheets that have a beautiful shine.
Minimalism is a popular home décor trend and one that has more advantages than being stylish. Mainly, it’s a fantastic way to keep the temperature down because they are fewer appliances that create heat. If you adopt this interior style, then you’ve got to think about the few electricals that you do keep in the house. Remember that inefficient ones, such as light bulbs, create lots of heat and only make the house sweatier and stickier. A good tip is to mix minimalism with household items that are eco-friendly and conserve energy; shut out blinds, for example.
Technically, they aren’t inside the house but your garden is as every bit as important as the interior of your home. Hedges such as Yew, Thuja and Laurels from Hedgeplants Heijnen are stylish and last all year regardless of the climate. But, they are also great at blocking sunlight and absorbing the sun’s rays. As long as your hedge is thick and tall, it should act as a natural blocker when the burning ball in the sky is at its peak. From a gardening point of view, trimmed hedges are great for adding contrast with a lush lawn and vivid plants and flowers.
Hang A Hammock
A hammock is a perfect partner because it ticks all of the boxes above. It’s light, it’s minimal, and it’s cool. More than that, it’s an excellent focal point in a house because not many homes hang them indoors. If you are a traveller or a bit of a hippy, it will go as far to add your personality to the décor too. So, the next time you can’t sleep because it’s too hot, go and try the hammock instead.
The thin material and the fact it’s for one person should keep you cool all night long.