However you make your bed, the chances are, now summer is here, you will want to make some changes to welcome the warmer weather.
While redecorating each season is not really practical, leading design house Neptune have some timely tips on how you can bring summer freshness to your boudoir.
Summer’s arrival hopefully means warmer days, but when it comes to actually making your bed, don’t put all the bedcovers away just yet.
It’s always good to have an extra layer nearby because, as we all know, warm nights are not a given in an Irish summer.
Which is why Neptune’s canny designers recommend keeping some cosy throws to hand that can be added to the bed when a little extra warmth is required.
Their 100% cotton Stamford, Islay and Kingswood throws are ideal for a summery feel.
You may not want them on the duvet each night, but thrown over the footboard, or on a nearby chair, they can be easily grabbed when needed.
Some new cushions here and there will also help ring in the changes.
As it’s summer, think of nature inspired colours such as fresh greens or pinks, or you could go for some all-white additions that can be swopped for darker shades as winter approaches.
Sheets are another very important element in summer bedding.
You want something that feels good against you skin and here Neptune’s cool and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets have several advantages.
A great all-rounder for every season, they are carefully woven to keep you refreshed on balmy summer evenings while offering cosy comfort on winter nights.
Now, when it comes to bringing your summer bedroom look together, lean towards the simple and the laidback.
Think of folding the duvet over a bit more – to air the bed both literally and visually – and scatter just a couple of cushions around.
A throw or two will add colour and visual appeal while also being very practical.The key here is to put in a little effort so your bed feels inviting, rather than slightly messy.
A few fresh touches will help keep you well rested during those long summer nights.