7 Steps to a Summer Hygge Bedroom Refresh - Island Thyme Soap Company

7 Steps to a Summer Hygge Bedroom Refresh

As temperatures rise, creating a cool, calming oasis in your bedroom becomes essential. By blending summer freshness with hygge coziness, you can transform your sleeping space into a serene retreat. Here are seven simple steps to give your bedroom a summer hygge-inspired refresh:

1. Lighten Up Your Color Palette

Embrace the brightness of summer with a light, airy color scheme. Opt for crisp whites as your base, accented with soft pastels like pale blue, light sage green, or gentle yellow. These cool hues will make your room feel fresh and serene, perfect for hot summer nights.

2. Switch to Breathable Bedding

Swap out heavy blankets for lightweight, breathable options. Choose crisp cotton or linen sheets in light colors. A lightweight cotton duvet or quilt in a soft pastel shade can add a pop of color while keeping you cool. Don't forget to include a few cozy throw pillows for that hygge touch.

3. Let in the Light (and Air)

Maximize natural light by using sheer, lightweight curtains that allow sunlight to filter through. When the temperature drops in the evening, open your windows to let in the cool night air. Consider adding a stylish fan to improve air circulation and create a gentle, soothing breeze.

4. Incorporate Natural Textures

Bring in natural elements to create a connection with the outdoors. Add a jute or sisal rug for texture underfoot. Incorporate woven baskets for storage, and consider rattan or light wood furniture pieces to enhance the summer vibe while maintaining that cozy hygge feel.

5. Add Refreshing Greenery

Plants are a key element in any hygge space, and they're perfect for summer decor. Choose plants that thrive in warmer weather, like ferns, palms, or trailing pothos. Place them in white or natural-toned pots to keep the room feeling light and fresh.

6. Create a Cool Relaxation Nook

Designate a corner of your room for summer relaxation. A comfortable chair with a light, textured throw, paired with a small side table for your favorite summer read and a cool drink, makes for a perfect hygge spot. This is an ideal place to incorporate one of our refreshing scented candles for those cooler summer evenings.

7. Engage the Senses

Hygge is all about creating a feeling, so engage all your senses. Use light, summery scents like citrus or fresh linen in the form of candles or essential oils. Keep a carafe of water with lemon slices on your nightstand for a refreshing touch. Add soft textures through lightweight throws or cushions that invite touch.

Remember, summer hygge is about creating a space that feels both refreshing and cozy. It's your personal retreat from the heat and bustle of summer days. Start with one or two of these steps and gradually work your way through the list. Before you know it, you'll have transformed your bedroom into a cool, calming summer oasis.

Sweet dreams and happy summer hygge-ing!

Looking for more ways to add summer hygge to your home? Check out our collection of refreshing, handcrafted soaps and light summer-scented candles, perfect for creating a soothing summer bedtime ritual.

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