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Summer is well and truly underway but there are a few things you can do in your child’s room to make the most of the season. Whether it be through some small decorative changes to really welcome the season or some top tips and tricks for staying cool on a hot night; we’ve got you covered.

100% Cotton Bedding
White wooden child's bed with white bedding complete with love hearts dotted all over. A teddy sits on top of the bed.

Cotton is one of the best choices of material for summer bedding. It has moisture-wicking properties which helps to keep kids cool throughout the night. Sleep can be easily disturbed when the weather is warm and humid so taking steps to keep children as cool as possible throughout the night is essential to ensure they get a quality night’s sleep.

Another ‘hack’ to keep bedding as cool as possible, especially on the warmest nights, is to place the pillowcase in the freezer throughout the day so that it is as cold as possible come bedtime. We all know how much a cold pillow can help us to cool off on a hot night, so this is a great trick for helping children get to sleep on those warm summer evenings.

Electric Fan
A white fan sits on a pastel green shelf in a child's bedroom.
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In the UK, summer can be difficult as we aren’t used to the hot weather. We don’t tend to have air conditioning and ceiling fans in our homes as we don’t usually need them however on those hotter summer nights, we usually wish we did. The best way to make up for this is to invest in a small electric desk fan; this can just help to circulate the air and cool down your child’s room whilst they fall asleep. You can always turn it off before you go to bed to be safe.

Mattress Protector
Packaging for a fitted bed protector from Room to Grow.

Mattress Protectors are a great help all year round, especially when you have young children. Cleaning a mattress can be a challenge so if you have a protector it can help lengthen the amount of time you can go between cleanings. In summer, having a mattress protector is essential for many reasons; it is 100% waterproof which stops any sweat from damaging the mattress, it is cotton which means it is breathable and moisture-wicking, and some are anti-allergy which is great during hay fever season.

Bring the Outside In
Leafy green potted plants on vertical white shelves.
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Bringing elements of the outdoors, indoors for summer is a great way to connect with nature and can also have a number of health benefits. House plants can really brighten up your child’s room and add a splash of colour. Depending on the plants you choose they can have a variety of healing properties; from relaxing and soothing lavender to plants such as ivy which is purifying and can help with breathing.

If you are looking to incorporate a more natural design theme into your child’s room, which is perfect for summer, a good way to do this would be to include some more natural wooden elements. Wooden floors are great in summer as they help keep the room cooler but if you’re not looking to replace your floors anytime soon, you can introduce wooden elements in furniture and accessories which can help children feel closer to nature.

A child's bedroom with wooden flooring, a wooden starter bed and neutral bunting.
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Pastels
Children's bedroom shelf with pastel coloured accessories, such as ice creams.
Credit: Instagram @deni_bakes (www.instagram.com/deni_bakes/)

It wouldn’t be summer without pastels. Pastel colours are calming, soothing and fun making them great for summer. It is really easy to introduce pastel shades into your child’s room for summer; you can add them through accessories, wall art and soft furnishings to bring the room to life and brighten it up for summer.

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