We’re all suffering in the heatwave, but there are a few ways you can keep cool and brighten up your house as well. Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, brings us these cool houseware tips for beating the heatwave.
Draw the curtains:
Having a good night’s sleep in a heatwave can become one of the biggest challenges, but investing in stylish black-out blinds can be a lifesaver to keep rooms cooler. Keep blackout blinds and curtains shut to reduce warm sunlight and keep your home cool. Not only a practical multi-use purchase but a dual style statement in any room, coming in a variety of colours and patterns. Perfect for both summer, as well as an energy-efficient purchase for winter months.
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A slimline fan next to your bed is an instant bedtime cool down without taking up too much space. A practical yet inoffensive appearing item that will save you on these hot and stuffy nights! Another fuss-free option is to sleep on a cooling pet mat. Ideal for ensuring little ones are less hot and bothered and sleep through the night.
More Cool Houseware Tips for Beating the Heatwave
Staying hydrated and cool is essential in the summer heat. Keep your drinks ice cold with reusable ice cubes, perfect for cooling down with a non-watery iced coffee! Why not try making some ice lollies in moulds, a healthy alternative to commercial ice lollies, a refreshing treat for adults and children.
There is no better excuse than a heatwave to enjoy cold drinks with loved ones in the garden. Style up with an outdoor drinks trolley, with disco ball glasses to keep drinks icy cold. Try filing a drinks dispenser with lemon, cucumber and ice, paired with cleverly frozen pint glasses to make a thirst quenching yet stylish hydration station for everyone to enjoy!
Create the perfect shady and stylish oasis with garden parasols. Pair this with a seating set and a couple of sun loungers to create a cool spot for a sun-proof outdoor area or weave in a comfortable chair for an ideal work-from-home set up where you’ll almost feel like you’re at the seaside!
Purchasing a paddling pool is a cost-effective fun way for all the family to take a dip and cool down during the sizzling heat. Don’t forget the furry friends who also struggle in this weather, or try a unique shady outdoor pet bed to keep the fluffy members of the family cool on sunny days.
What do you think of these cool houseware tips for beating the heatwave, and what are your own?