To update the bedroom for summer, select colors that evoke the lightness of spring and summer, such as pinks and yellows. Fanciful details that won’t overwhelm include ticking stripes, casual embroidery, and delicate lacework.
Simple arrangements of fresh blooms are welcoming. Don’t worry about putting everything away. Jewelry and other pretty, personal items add relatively relaxed style.
Do away with the extra layers. Clean and store comforters and pillows, as well as the dust ruffle. Cool cotton fabrics are best for sheets. The resulting pared-down bed, however, doesn’t need to be boring. Consider playful hues and patterns, such as stripes or scattered blooms. A summer-weight silk quilt folded at the foot of the bed keeps it feeling dressed and can be used when summer nights cool down.
Pillows and throws are versatile and inexpensive, so be adventurous and look for those that come in splashier colors.