Saturday, August 8, 2015

5 Ways to Update your Bedroom for Summer

Dreams of a far away place, with sandy white beaches, 
and charming cottages by the sea; 
where one could go and spend time relaxing and refreshing 
as if you were staying at a beautiful b&b,
 is right where I want to spend my time in the Summertime. 
This is what I immediately thought of,
on ways to refresh my bedroom
for better Summer Living with Parachute!

Recently, I learned about Parachute bedding, and the vision, it's entrepreneur, CEO Ariel Kaye, had of recreating the feel of an amazing hotel bedroom experience she had on a trip to Italy. She wanted to create an  affordable, premium line of bedding to ensure we get our best night of sleep! Her studio is based in Venice Beach, California, and as a direct-to-consumer bedding brand, Parachute  offers luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linens, woven in Italy. With Parachute, providing direct-to-consumer, the company's costs are unbelievably lower than standard retail. Another good thing to know about Parachute, they give back. They've partnered with Nothing but Nets, to provide an insecticide-treated bed net to protect from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. For every sale of their signature Venice bedding set sold, $10 is donated.

My hopes of an early fall were crushed this week, 
when once again, we are experiencing another heat wave, 
mixed with late afternoon intermittent rain showers, 
bringing on the sweltering humidity.
 Over the years of living in Arizona, I've learned how to prepare for Summer 
and how to create a bedroom that is not only cool and refreshing, 
but comfortable and relaxing. 
With August still being a hot Summer month, 
today I am sharing 5 easy ways to refresh a Bedroom for Summer.

via pinterest

1. Vintage fan
It's a well known fact, that temperature effects the way we sleep.
The cooler the temperature the easier and more comfortable we sleep.

Not all parts of Arizona, have central air, 
and even though we do have A/C, I've found that running an oscillating fan,
 helps to keep the cool air flowing. 

 It really helps relax and cools you down, 
especially if you spend anytime out in the heat,
 nothing feels better than a refreshing breeze, 
as it blows through the room.

(affiliate) Holmes 12" Classic Metal Table Fan - Oil Rubbed Bronze

courtesy of Parachute

2. Crisp White Linen Sheets
There is nothing I love more after a long busy day, than to climb into smooth, white linen sheets, that feel cool and refreshing. This time of year, I usually leave off the top sheet, and opt for a thin, and airy down alternative duvet, instead of a heavy comforter or on cooler summer nights after a summer rain storm, when the temperature drops twenty or more degrees, I love to snuggle with a soft cashmere throw.

courtesy of Parachute
3. Soft, and Elegant Sateen Pillows

Another intersting fact about me is that I love big, comfy pillows. We have four on our bed, and I sleep with two of them. I like  big, soft, cool pillows, like clouds of comfort, that I can sink into. I almost fall asleep immediately as my head hits the proverbial pillow.

4.. Romantic scented candles

Growing up in Southern California, we didn't have central air, 
so at night; this is from another time, 
when you could leave your windows open, 
and as I drifted off to sleep, 
the cool night air brought the intoxicating scent of 
Nighttime Blooming Jasmine, wafting on a breeze, 
its fragrance took me off to dreamland. 
Using candles, creates a relaxing atmosphere with 
the aromas of jasmine, lavender and orange blossom.
 giving a room a more romantic feel. 
The mesmerizing glow of the candlelight, helps to create that dreamy mood.

Aqua Ocean Photography

5. Peaceful Wall Art

If I can't be near the beach,
 then I might as well create a serene beach scene to look at. 
Choosing a Wall art piece helps set a peaceful focal point to gaze at, 
something that helps remind of the ocean waves as they rock you off to sleep.

How do you refresh your bedroom for Summer?

Hope you are staying cool and relaxing this weekend!!
Until next time!

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  1. Love all of these ideas! And I'm so torn about decorating...I want to leave the summer stuff out for a bit long, but I'm so anxious to start using fall things because it is one of my favorite times of year!!

  2. Sounds lovely. There's just something about making a few small changes to a room that make it feel so appealing and brand-new, right?

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party is open and runs through Monday night.

  3. These ideas are terrific. Love the vintage fan. I use a tower one now and love it blasting all year round.

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  5. Love all the ideas, absolutely beautiful! My pleasure co-hosting with you again this week! xx

  6. I love all of these ideas! I have to have a fan in my room for the noise…even when it's freezing and snowing outside *sigh* but the one you feature is functional and pretty! I may have to search for my own. BTW, it is a pleasure to co-host #OHMGWW with you again this week =)

  7. Very elegant! Love the fan--I even find the sound of the fan relaxing. Nice to co-host with you again, Christine! #OMHGWW

  8. Those classic metal fans just add a great touch to any room.

  9. Love all these wonderful ways to refresh the bedroom but that vintage fan is swoon worthy. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  10. Just a few changes can make such a difference. We love ocean themed wall art. I miss living near the beach. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party, I pinned your post to our group board.

  11. All of these ideas sound so inviting. Makes just want to climb in and go to sleep. I love does old oscillating fans. They are so lovely.