Summer Comfort Essentials: Choosing the Perfect Bedding and Window Treatments

As temperatures soar, your living space should be a refreshing retreat from the scorching outdoors. 

Imagine sinking into crisp, breathable sheets, with light-blocking curtains keeping the bedroom cool. 

The good news is––your sleeping space can become the ultimate summer oasis with the right bedding, blinds, and drapery.

Ready to upgrade your home? Dive into Guildcraft's expert recommendations that will keep you comfortable all season long. 

Choose Lightweight, Breathable Bedding

Creating a comfortable and inviting sleeping environment during summer starts with choosing the right bedding. 

Lightweight, breathable fabrics are essential for maintaining an optimal sleep temperature and ensuring a restful night.

Let’s delve into the best materials and specifics for duvets, blankets, sheets, and pillows to keep you cool and comfortable all summer.

Duvets & Blankets

For versatility, layer your bed with a light blanket that can easily be added or removed depending on the temperature. This layering approach allows for quick adjustments to ensure comfort throughout the night.



  • Select sheets made from percale or sateen woven cotton. Percale is known for its crisp, relaxed feel, while sateen offers a smoother, silkier texture. 
  • Aim for sheets with a thread count between 200 and 400, balancing softness and breathability.
  • Choose light-colored sheets that reflect heat and add a fresh, airy feel to your bedroom.



  • For a cooler sleep experience, choose pillows filled with high-quality, pure down, which promotes airflow and helps dissipate heat.
  • Pillow covers from breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo enhance comfort by wicking away moisture and allowing air circulation.
  • Ensure your pillow supports your sleeping position while maintaining a cool, comfortable surface.

Investing in lightweight, breathable bedding is crucial in creating a serene and comfortable summer sleeping environment.

Don’t Forget About Blinds, Shades, and Drapery

Effective window treatments are also vital to keeping your home cool and comfortable during summer. 

Blinds, shades, and drapery enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space and play a crucial role in controlling indoor temperatures. 


Blinds are a versatile and practical choice for summer window treatments, for example:  

  • Wood and faux wood blinds offer excellent insulation while adding a natural, warm aesthetic to your room. 
  • Aluminum blinds are sleek and lightweight, effectively reflecting sunlight and reducing heat gain. 
  • Vertical blinds are perfect for larger windows and sliding doors, providing light and heat management flexibility.


Shades are an elegant and functional option for keeping your home cool during the summer: 

  • Sheer shades provide a light, airy feel while diffusing natural light and maintaining privacy. 
  • Roller shades are simple and versatile, quickly rolled up to let in natural light or rolled down for shade.
  • Roman shades offer a blend of softness and functionality, folding neatly when raised and providing a sleek, tailored look when lowered. 

Each type of shade allows for various levels of light control and insulation, making them perfect for summer.


Drapery adds a touch of elegance and softness to your summer decor while helping to keep your home cool: 

  • Lightweight fabrics like linen, cotton, or sheers allow for natural airflow and provide a light, breezy aesthetic. 
  • For added insulation, consider drapes with a thermal lining, which helps block out heat during the summer. 
  • Layering drapery, such as combining sheer drapes with heavier curtains, offers light and heat management flexibility. 

Embrace summer styles with drapes in light, breezy colors, and patterns, such as floral prints, coastal themes, and pastel hues, to enhance the seasonal ambiance of your home!


Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Refreshing your home for summer involves more than just adjusting the thermostat—it's about selecting the right bedding, window treatments, and decor to create a cool and comfortable living environment.

These small changes can significantly impact your comfort and rest during the warmer months!

Ready to transform your bedroom into the perfect summer retreat? Explore our exclusive range of high-quality bedding, or book a consultation with our experts to enjoy optimal comfort all season long!

Why Guildcraft?

  • We carefully curate our bedding collections, sourcing the finest quality products, from premium fabrics to luxurious Canadian Down.
  • Expert Design Advice: Work with our experts to create spaces that blend aesthetic beauty with supreme comfort.
  • Our design studio customizes bedding to suit your preferences, crafting a sleep experience uniquely tailored to your comfort.
  • Each down piece is handcrafted, boasting a 20-year guarantee for unmatched quality and durability.
  • Bespoke Interior Solutions: Offering custom drapery, upholstery, and Canadian-made blinds and shutters, all with expert installation.
  • A Legacy of Excellence: With 40 years in the business, we specialize in transforming homes into elegant, comfortable retreats.
  • From the initial design to the final delivery, our commitment to your complete satisfaction remains our top priority.

About the author: Cindy Guild

Cindy Guild is a passionate entrepreneur and visionary who founded GuildCraft Duvets & Pillows in Guelph, Ontario in 1982. She used her unwavering commitment to quality, comfort, and innovation to build a company that brings quality-consistent and luxurious fabrics, linens and designs to customers.

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