Depending on where you live, finding the right bedding options for the spring can entail a lot of trial and error. Your choices will depend largely on your sleeping attire and what temperature you prefer to keep your room. In my case, I love the fresh air of spring and always keep the windows open about an inch or so at night. I also sleep in a t-shirt and a pair of shorts, which helps retain a little body heat.
Fitted Sheet Options
I find silk or satin sheets to be nice and refreshing for the balmiest summer nights. If you frequently feel overheated at night, they are excellent options for keeping you cool in the Spring as well. I prefer to remove my flannel ground sheet and use a thick, 100 percent cotton percale sheet for most of the spring. Percale, which is actually a strong, plain weave that can be made of other blends, is an excellent choice for a ground sheet because it will not bunch or wrinkle under your skin as easily as a thin cotton sheet. If you sleep in the nude or with your arms and legs exposed and find wrinkles uncomfortable to lay on, give a sturdy percale a try. If you prefer a luxury sheet, polished cotton percale is buttery-soft while still laying flat. While not necessary, you can also try using a little starch to keep the ground sheet smooth beneath you. I find 100 percent cotton percale to be perfect in warmth for spring.
Flat Sheet Considerations
If you need a little extra warmth for brisk spring nights, you can always continue to use a flannel flat sheet. For those who like their bedding a bit cooler, try using a satin or silk top sheet. There is no law saying your sheets have to match! Personally, I prefer to use a flannel flat sheet until the nights turn warmer about halfway through spring, at which point I switch to using the percale top sheet as well. Of course, a top sheet is not always necessary. My son has never used a top sheet whatsoever and prefers to sleep with only his blanket covering him.
Blankets for Spring Nights
There are a lot of different options for springtime blankets. Some people prefer to use the same comforter year-round and keep the bedroom cool by using fans or the air conditioning unit. You also have the option of purchasing a light-weight comforter for the warmer months. In my family, I prefer to use an ultra-soft fleece throw as a blanket in spring and summer. My wife has a light quilt her mother made for her. We keep our micro-suede down comforter, which we use all winter, folded at the foot of the bed in spring. If either of us gets cold, we can then just pull it up when needed. My son prefers a light polyester blanket he received for his birthday because it has a picture of Batman.
How you make up you bed for spring depends on your own personal preferences. By taking these options into consideration, you can find the best method for you and get a good night’s rest.