How is everyone surviving and keeping cool at night in this heat?!
Even with an overhead fan in you room possibly, or bedside fans, on the hottest of summer nights may of us have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Having some of the right bedding to keep you cool can give some relief. How many of you have still got your winter bedding and duvet on the bed? Replacing them with lightweight materials and fabrics that are designed to breathe is the best way to go.
In general, natural fabrics will breathe better, and are the ones that you will want to go for. If they are man-made fabrics, then they really don’t breathe. That will keep your body heat trapped, making you and the room even warmer than you already are! Never a good thing. You can get some that are designed to take away heat, but as a rule, natural is the way to go.
Some of the best options are:
I normally have cotton bedding, as it is pretty readily available, though looking through some of my older bedding, I was surprised to see that there were quite a few that are polyester. No wonder I’ve found it too warm before. I have not got some linen bedding for my bed, and I don’t know why I didn’t get linen bedding sooner. Although pure linen can be a popular fabric to wear for warm weather, its breathability also makes it a good option for summer bedding.
The bedding I have is from Magic Linen which is a really stunning site – there are so many beautiful things (hello duvet covers with pom-poms on)! The duvet set that I have is striped in natural and white stripes linen duvet cover. The off-white and natural linen beige colours are subtle but really fit into the style of our room. I like that it is striped, to add something else to the design, but there are block colour options from Magic Linen.
How does the material feel? It is made from European premium quality softened linen, and the first night we used it, I really noticed how light it felt, as well as it being really soft and gentle on our skin. It is definitely a good option for the warmer weather, and I noticed the difference in how breathable it is. Even though our room has the sun on it all afternoon, the bedding was cool when we got into it, showing how breathable it is.
I know when I have worn linen in the past, one thing I always think about is how creased it looks. And while that isn’t always a good look for clothing, the relaxed look is great for bedding. The duvet set and pillow didn’t get creased after use though, just more of a ‘relaxed’ look, as stated. So it works for a chilled out summer look in your room, rather than a super pristine look on your bed. I really like it.
- The closure is buttons, made from coconut, at the bottom end.
- The composition is 100% linen. While I am yet to wash it, the site says that it will not shrink, which can always be a concern when washing a material that I don’t normally use.
- Speaking of which, it is machine washable (40°C), and you can tumble dry it on a low heat.
- Priced from £83.32 – £166.65, depending on the size of bedding you’re looking for.
I think that this is a little more than I would normally spend on a duvet cover (curse you, King Size)! But the quality really is amazing, and it is completely natural. If you have this kind of money in your budget, then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Magic Linen. I want to get the range for the kids now too.
How do you keep cool in the heat at night? Have you heard of Magic Lined before? It would be great to hear what you think.
*collaborative post – however, all opinions are my own.