How to Beat the Heat at Home Affordably, Making your Space Cool and Comfortable
Trying to find ways to keep your home cooler in temperature without breaking the bank can be overwhelming. By keeping it simple and making some minimal decor swaps like replacing heavy, warm textiles for something lighter for example, you can create a summer- ready home without touching the thermostat. Interior decorating has become quite desirable for those working from home lately in order to make their home as comfortable and trendy as possible without the high budget.
Switch out Cozy Rugs
Give your wool and shag rugs a break this Summer by storing them in a cool, dry, sunless area in order to prevent damage and fading. Try embracing your hardwood or stone floors which are much cooler on bare feet. For spaces that still may need a rug, such as in the foyer or under the kitchen sink, try using a flat-woven or natural fiber rug.
Invest in Insulated Blackout Curtains
You may feel skeptical about adding in a heavier fabric window treatment to your space, but blackout curtains are actually a great way to retain cool air. Our signature Insulated Blackout Curtains will allow you to run your air conditioner less often, saving you money on energy costs. These curtains are energy efficient, adding to better temperature regulation to the room. Lush Decor offers dozens of styles and various lengths to match any decor style whether you are looking for a fun pattern or a solid neutral. Not to mention, they’re budget friendly too.
Create Cross Ventilation
Cross ventilation could be the solution you are looking for if you do not have central air conditioning. Here’s how to get the air flowing:
1. Open two windows (or a window and a door) that are located across the room or even across the house or apartment, depending upon how large your space is
2. Set up a fan next to one window, so it will help propel the fresh incoming air throughout your home. The more powerful the fan, the better the airflow
3. Position an optional second fan facing out toward the second window, so it will pull the air inside your home back outside
Pro tip: If you're working from home this summer, arrange your desk near the path of the airflow, so you'll get a refreshing breeze all day long. Who doesn’t love fresh air?! Keep it trendy with a small modern table fan!
Give your Bed an Upgrade with hot weather-friendly textiles
Refresh your bed by ditching heavy, winter bedding and throw blankets for lighter alternatives. Linen and cotton are both ideal fabrics for sleeping in the heat. They are woven from natural fibers that breathe remarkably well, which is key for staying cool. Not only will they keep you cool, but they are easy to style accordingly and look great no matter what look you’re going for.
Conveniently, there are lots of quick fixes that don’t require buying a whole bed set. Using a new cotton duvet cover and pillowcases like our Hotel Geo Duvet Cover 3 Piece Set or swaping in new pair of linen sheets, can transform the look and feel of your bed, allowing for a more comfortable, peaceful sleep. Lush Decor has the bedding refresh you may need, with temperature and price in mind!