In this post I’m sharing summer bedroom tips that are simple and can give your room a feeling of relaxing calm. It’s my belief that it’s more than possible to have your home look polished and pretty and not have to spend a lot of money. We are all working within different budgets and while there are high end items that are fantastic, there are lower priced items that are nice too. Please don’t feel intimidated by this, I love to give you tips that you can take away and apply to your home. I’m also including links to either the products (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM) that I have, or similar looks for your convenience.
The look is here is soft, and what I like to call a French country coastal style. There are key pieces in any bedroom and once you are satisfied with those pieces you can build upon it and change things out seasonally. My summer bedroom tips are merely tips…as I don’t believe in firm decorating rules and your home should ultimately reflect YOU.
Obviously the largest “key item” in your bedroom is the bed! I love my bed and by changing out blankets, pillows and throws seasonally it’s easy to achieve various looks. There is nothing quite as refreshing getting into a bed that has freshly laundered crisp white sheets in the summer.
All of the bedrooms that I’ve designed over the years have a good set of white sheets. I’ve tried lots of brands and always seem to come back to Pottery Barn for much of my bedding. For my summer bedroom the look is pale blue and white, with ticking and toile that is a classic combination! The linen on the bed is a sand color and really shows off these pale colors well.
You really don’t need lots of layers in a summer bedroom. I keep the blue and white toile quilt at the end of the bed just in case, as the air conditioner can really get cranking at night.
A nice soft rug covers just the part of the bamboo flooring where we step around the bed. It’s a pale grey and has a distressed vintage look, which goes well with my love of all things vintage. A corner of the bedroom has a small stash of vintage items that I’ll eventually sell. We don’t have linen closets in our home, so a cabinet holds extra sheets and blankets. Keeping a room as clutter free as possible helps to impart that feeling of serenity.
Sometimes I have a bench or a settee at the foot of the bed, but since no extra blankets are needed I’ve decided to keep this summer bedroom more open.
Summer Bedroom Tips
- Keep it light – Use light colors in your bedding, pillows and throws. Remember that if you use white, you can actually see where the dirt is and don’t forget to toss in the laundry every week.
- Clear the clutter – You likely won’t need lots of extra warmth so put all those extra blankets away. I store mine with lavender sachets that infuse a nice fragrance.
- Simple accessories – Go easy on the accessories and don’t overdo it with too many. A vase filled with flowers (real or faux, some candles and how about a bit of vintage?
I recently switched out my nightstands for a set that has lots of storage. Game changer and I’ve linked a few similar below. I also think that the rustic reclaimed wood adds charm to the French country style that I love. I’ve incorporated vintage with rhinestone clocks and vintage alabaster lamps.
On the opposite side of the bed there are 2 sets of French doors that we recently replaced with new. The fireplace mantel has a collection of old bottles for summer and you can see more about that in this post – How To Decorate With Collections.
The French deconstructed chair in the corner is where I often sit and read or work on my laptop. The mirror brings in some additional light and reflects the pool, depending on where you are in the room. One of my favorite ways to bring light into a room is mirrors and always check what the mirror will reflect before hanging or putting in place. Above all, I think that we need to keep in mind that our bedrooms are where we retreat to at the end of the day. Sleep is essential to health and well being, so keep it light and commit to keeping a neat and tidy space!