Adjust your ceiling fan
Make sure that the blades on your ceiling fan are rotating counterclockwise at a high speed to circulate a cool breeze throughout the room. (There should be a small button or switch on the base that changes blade direction.)
Break out the cotton sheets
Make your bed with light-colored cotton or cotton-blend sheets. And when you wash your linens, add a liquid fabric softener.
Welcome the breeze
Soften window frames with light, breezy curtain panels that filter but don’t block the light. Then install screens in your windows and enjoy falling asleep to a warm summer breeze—no pesky bugs invited.
Switch to a light comforter or blanket
Stow your heavy winter comforter in your linen closet or under your bed and opt for a lightweight quilt or blanket.
Swap out wool carpets and shag area rugs for sisal
Lightweight and easy to clean, natural-fiber rugs, like sisal, jute, and coir, feel just right underfoot in summer. If the back of the rug isn’t rubberized, use a rug pad underneath to prevent slipping.
Bring a bit of the outdoors in with a potted plant. Choose an easy-care vine, such as English ivy, or flowers with delicate foliage, like geraniums.