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A DIY Light Bed Covering for Hot Summer Nights

A DIY Light Bed Covering for Hot Summer Nights

Looking for a light summer bed covering? Take a cue from Remodelista editor Sarah. On a recent outing she found a pure white muslin swaddling blanket made of the most delightfully soft fabric. Soon realizing it would make for the perfect sheet in the hot summer weather, she purchased three more and sewed them together. It has become her go to summer sheet/covering perfectly suited to those evenings when the temperatures soar.

Above: Four single swaddle blankets sewn together to make a king size covering. The open weave allows for plenty of air flow.

Above:  The Aden + Anais single organic muslin swaddling blanket atop a waffle weave cover.  The muslin is made from organic cotton and is available in store at Maude or online at Aden + Anais; $49.95 for a box of four.

Above: The swaddling blankets at Maude that come in plain white or with a choice of patterns. Photograph by Mimi Giboin.

What else do you need to make your sleeping space a sanctuary? Look to these tips from Tricia Rose on creating the perfect bed.

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11:04PM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for info

3:32PM PDT on Aug 4, 2013

just a cotton sheet works fine for me and the cost is much less, but thanks

1:09AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

it might be a good idea but I don't sew. and if I hire someone to do it, adds to the cost...

1:41PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Good quality sheets work well too.

2:48PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

I don't tend to change them to lighter ones, we have AC and I have a fan on me all night so I get cold in the mornings.

2:50AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Good advice - the cotton is strong and the weave open.

6:01PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013


10:13AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

good idea

7:39AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

A duvet cover with no filler inside works great for me.

7:26AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

nice!! Thanks.

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