How to keep a room that faces the sun cool (Do THIS Now!)

‍Whether you live in a tiny apartment or a large house, there are easy ways to keep any space cooler. Rooms that face the sun are not only hot from exposure during the day but also retain heat at night when they don’t have any natural light to help them cool down. Luckily, there are many things you can do about it and still feel comfortable in your home. Here are some tips on how to keep a room that faces the sun cool and stay cool in general.


Paint the outdoor walls white

The first and easiest thing you can do to keep a room facing the sun cooler is to paint the walls of the outdoor wall white. White reflects light and helps to keep the room cooler by not letting the sun’s bright rays bounce around the room. If you can’t repaint, you can use white curtains to achieve the same effect. They may not be as effective as a fresh coat of paint, but they can help reduce the amount of heat in the room.

Open the windows if there is wind

If there is a nice breeze, open the windows. This will allow the cooler air to help keep your room cool. Open multiple windows or a door so that the cold air can flow through your room and reduce the temperature.

 If you live somewhere that doesn’t have breezes, an open window will allow the sun’s rays to enter the room and make it even hotter. If you don’t have any windows that open, or your windows don’t have screens, you can use a small oscillating fan to move air around the room.

Get some plants

Plants have the amazing ability to naturally cool the air around them, making them a perfect addition to any room. If you have a room that faces the sun, it is especially important to choose a plant that likes full sun. Succulents are perfect for this. They can survive in very hot temperatures and don’t need a lot of water or care. While you may not live somewhere that has cool temperatures all year round, it is helpful to have plants that like hot weather. They will still help your room cool down even when it gets as hot as it can in your area. And as fall approaches, they will still be there, waiting to cool the room down once again.

You can also install plants in from of the room in the garden. Be careful that you don’t place them too close to the wall as this can cause damage. Tree roots can grow into plumbing pipes or walls. Plants can also drop leaves that can create stains on your walls. 

 Use window blinds

While we’ve already talked about how curtains can help keep the sun out of a room, they also trap the heat. Window blinds, on the other hand, can help to keep the sun out while also letting air flow through. You can also use blinds to keep the room darker during the day, helping it to stay cooler. If you don’t have blinds or they don’t go all the way down to the floor, try using curtains to help keep the light out.

You can also add a reflective film on the windows. This film keeps the sunlight out of your room and this should result in a colder area. This can be bubble wrap or aluminum foil that you attach outside the window. It might look weird but it works!

Adding bubble wrap to the windows can help as well as it contains a lot of air pockets that can trap the hot air.

 Choose your furniture carefully

You may not be able to control the outside wall of your house, but you can control the inside. Choose furniture that has a light color or is made of a material that doesn’t retain heat such as wood or metal. Avoid choosing furniture with thick, dark fabric since it will trap in the heat. You can also place thermally regulating furniture like bamboo or cork on the floor of your sun-facing room. These materials naturally absorb or emit heat as needed, helping to keep the room cooler. Avoid devices such as lamps or computers that emit a lot of heat. Replacing old lamps with LED lights can help as well.

Create a cool microclimate

If you’ve tried all the tips above and are still struggling to keep your sun-facing room cool, it may be worth investing in a few cooling products to create a microclimate. Cooling mats, cooling pillows, and cooling blankets are all perfect for keeping rooms that face the sun cooler. They work by transferring heat away from your body and cooling it before returning it to the room, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep. 

You can also get a humidifier, ceiling fan, or AC system. While these cost some money, they are able to greatly reduce the temperature in a room. Humidifiers are the cheapest option but they can damage your furniture as they spread water in the air so you have to be careful with this. 

Check the walls and roof

It is often possible to adjust the structure of the roof. A lot of people have added a lot of insulation. While this is great during winter, it can make it too hot during summer. For this reason, it is important to see if you can adjust your walls and roof. Heat rises so if you can adjust your ceiling or roof, it should be possible to get rid of some heat as well. 

Cheap and small fans often cover a small area so you get what you pay for. Don’t expect too much from them. 

Taking a cold shower can also leave you refreshed. 

To conclude, we can state that a room that is too hot can be annoying. In this article, we have shared some tips on how you can reduce the temperature in your room. Small things such as adding blinders can already have a big effect. Installing a fan or AC is more expensive but this works really well.