When the summer comes round, there’s nothing better than a bit of a bedroom spruce up – new bedding can really transform and brighten up the bedroom, and when you consider the number of hours you spend in your bed, it’s well worth investing in making it a cool and comfortable place to be.
Embrace the florals
Flowers are one of my favourite ways to track the seasons, and floral bedding is always a big hit with me. Anyone who knows my love of a bold patterned wallpaper will probably find it unsurprising that I also love a bold print when it comes to bedding. It adds a splash of pattern and colour and is a really easy way to add a fresh summer feel to your room.
From top left, clockwise: Joules Buckingham; Joules Salcome; Yorkshire Linen Canterbury; Yorkshire Linen Sapporo
I love the floral patterns of Joules bedding range – classic, but modern and fun too. The Buckingham range is pretty and fairly neutral, so should work well with many colour schemes. Or be a bit bolder with the blue, orange and pink of the Salcome range.
There is a fabulous range of floral duvet sets in the UK at Yorkshire Linen.com at very reasonable prices. I love the classic look of the Canterbury Blue Floral Duvet set – very Cath Kidston-esque! And I’ve always had a weakness for the teal green and pink combination which works so well on the Sapporo print.
Left: Ted Baker Pure Peony; Right: bluebellgrey Wisteria
Florals can work really well as a more glamorous option too. Ted Baker’s Pure Peony print is an unashamedly feminine choice that I know I wouldn’t get away with in my bedroom without hearing a fair amount of protest from my husband! The pastel pink and watercolour petals make a lovely combination, and the subtle sheen of the sateen gives a hint of glamour.
One really luxurious option which I’ve been lusting after for a while is bluebellgrey’s Wisteria bedding set. Pretty, whimsical and feminine, it’s everything I’d want in a summer print. It would go so well with my blog header, don’t you think?
Get the right Duvet
There is nothing that causes more arguments in our house in the summer than the row over the duvet. My husband likes a duvet to cuddle up in, no matter how hot it is, whereas I would prefer to go duvetless. This year though, we’ve made a big change and invested in a summer duvet with a lower tog count, in the hope that we can avoid the annual debate. We went with a 3 tog duvet from M&S, which so far is proving a good balance for the two of us – although we’ve yet to be tested with any truly hot weather!
Are you a duvet or no-duvet kind of person when it gets to the summer?
*This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own.