As the temperature outside rises, the annual quest for a cooler home begins. Particularly this year—since more Americans are now working from home and spending more time at home than ever before—we’re trying to figure out how to keep our homes comfortable, but without spending a fortune on our utility bills. For starters, try incorporating these home-cooling design moves. By swapping out heavy textiles for airy fabrics and setting up effective cross-ventilation, you can create a cooler house without touching the thermostat. Here’s how to design your way to a chill, summer-ready house.
Ditch the Fuzzy Rugs
If your home is full of cozy wool rugs or fluffy shag rugs, give them the summer off. Roll them up and store them safely, making sure they are protected from bugs and out of direct sunlight so they won’t fade.