18 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

These brilliant products save time, energy, and maybe even money.

10 Genius Ways to Double Your Closet Space and Get Ready Faster

With these strategies up your sleeve, your bedroom closet will feel surprisingly spacious.

Book a Year’s Worth of Appointments Without Stressing

Finally get organized this year with Real Simple’s checklist of important to-dos.

Tour Emily Henderson’s New Los Angeles House

The stylist‘s new home is organized, inspiring... and decorated for real life. She invited Real Simple over for an exclusive visit.

Why You Should Reconsider Wood Paneling

An ode to the omnipresent wall coverings of the Midwest.

6 Stylish Ways to Transport Wine

Perfect for 4th of July parties and picnics in the park.

Small Decor Swaps for a Summer-Ready Bedroom 

As the weather heats up, the cozy bedroom that was your sanctuary for three-quarters of the year may suddenly leave you tossing and turning all night. To create a bedroom that’s a summer oasis (read: cool and comfortable), you’ll want to swap out the warm winter bedding, lighten up the heavy window treatments, and infuse the whole space with a light and airy look. Besides making your room simply look cooler, little design updates, such as a stylish tabletop fan or breathable bedding, can actually help it feel cooler. For proven ways to style a summer-ready bedroom, we turned to designers from Homepolish, Havenly, and Laurel & Wolf, three interior design services that offer affordable online consultations at hourly rates or low flat fees. These pros help decorate real homes for real people, so they know how to design rooms that work in real life—not just look good for a magazine feature. Their tried-and-true tips for a cheery, lightened-up bedroom will help you feel cooler (and sleep better) all summer.

9 Hidden Storage Spots You Didn’t Know Your Home Had

When you put all of these hidden storage spots to use, it may suddenly feel as though your home gained an extra room or two.