How to Make a Dreamy Summer Bed in 4 Steps

High temps don’t have to mean sleeping sans covers. Your bed should be a cozy, enveloping sanctuary no matter what the season. So choose breathable 100% cotton, then begin layering.

Make the Perfect Summer Bed

  1. Start with the basics. A mattress cover will extend the life of your mattress and keep your fitted sheet from sliding off.
  2. Stay cool with crisp, breathable percale. Lay down your flat sheet, followed by a light, cotton blanket. Tuck them both in tightly and turn down at the top.
  3. Fold a duvet in thirds. Keep your comforter gathered at the foot of the bed for cooler nights – and to add plush texture to the overall look.
  4. Finish with pillows. Two sleepers, two shams, and a few front-facing throw pillows should do it. (There’s no such thing as too many.)

 

Our Sunday Sleep-In: Summer-Weight Bedding Boutique opens Sunday, June 15, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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June 15, 2014

Wrinkle Remedy: Smooth Your Bedsheets (Sans Iron)

Pure cotton linens are crisp, breathable, and durable. But without woven-in synthetics or an afternoon of ironing to keep them smooth, they’ll likely turn into a wrinkly mess post-wash. Our advice?

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  1. Remove your sheets from the dryer while they’re still slightly damp.
  2. Tuck them in tightly on the bed.
  3. Smooth them out with your hands.

 

The combination of moisture and tension will remove wrinkles.

Our Sunday Sleep-In Featuring COCOCOZY Boutique opened Sunday, June 1, at 11AM ET.

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June 1, 2014