We may still be in the midst of the chilly season, but it won’t be long before the temperatures rise. If you want to stay cool and comfortable at home, now’s the time to give your living spaces a summer-inspired makeover. Here are three simple ways to adapt your house for the warmer weather.

  1. Revamp your window dressings

To make your home fit for summer, updating your window dressings is a must. Say goodbye to thick, heavy drapes and replace them with sheer curtains and blinds to give your rooms a bright, airy feel. As well as letting in maximum light, sheer window treatments can be used to keep your rooms cool and fresh during those hot, sticky days. As specialist suppliers CurtainWorld point out, sunscreen blinds can be used to regulate the temperature of your home by keeping cool air in and blocking out harmful UV rays.

  1. Spruce up your garden

A simple tidy up can go a long way towards making your garden more appealing for when you’ll be spending more time outdoors. Get rid of any leaves and debris from the lawn, weed the patio and replant bulbs to ensure your outdoor space is ready for the warm season. Now’s also the perfect time for some strategic landscaping. Carefully placed shrubbery, trellises and vines can provide much-needed shade for your rooms and prevent your home from getting too hot during the day. By giving your outdoor space a little TLC in advance, you can really make the most of it when summer finally rolls around.

  1. Change your bedding

There’s nothing worse than spending all night tossing and turning in sweltering heat. If you want to stay cool and comfortable in bed, consider changing your bedding in time for the new season. Swap feather down duvets and flannel sheets for something more lightweight and breathable. Bedding made from natural fibres, such as silk and cottons, offers the most ventilation and will help keep you dry and cool through the night. You should also opt for a duvet tog of around 4.5 to 6 for maximum air circulation.

By making a few simple changes like these to your home now, you should find that you can save energy and reduce your household bills during the summer by using your air conditioning less. You’ll also find it easier to make the most of the warmer weather.