13 Hot Weather Home Accessories to Keep You Cool All Summer Long

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Welcome to The Cool Down, Hunker's definitive guide for staying cool, calm, and collected all summer long.

If you're wondering how to stay cool this summer at home, we are all in the same boat. Since we aren't likely to hit the hotel pools, cool down at the movies, or roam in the A/C of shopping malls this year, we need to figure out ways to entertain and keep ourselves cool during our staycations. So, instead of relying on A/C to cool things down, beat the heat and enjoy all of summer's sensory pleasures with these hot weather home and outdoor accessories.

Bring back childhood memories of sitting outside in the grass eating home-made popsicles. Nothing is better than cooling off on a hot day with a popsicle, unless you add a little booze for a buzzy adult treat!

These frozen pint glasses are the solution for warm beer on a hot day. They can be used for any beverage you want to keep cold, but not watered down.

Fits in the fridge and also has a handle, so you can carry around your cold brew in your hot apartment as you move from the hot kitchen to the hot dining room to the hot living room.

Forgot to chill the bottle and need a cold glass of wine STAT? (Who doesn't?) This icy spear slides into a wine bottle, and chills that adult juice perfectly.

The soft, distinguished texture of linen and the high permeability of the fabric will keep your body cool and dry while you sleep. Linen's absorbing fibers are dirt-resistant and wick off moisture without holding on to bacteria, keeping your sheets cleaner than regular cotton.

Who needs to go to the spa when you can drink spa water at home? This gorgeous, sustainably sourced mango wood drink dispenser will cool your body and mind on a hot day.

There is nothing worse than trying to sleep in a hot room — we've all tried to do a makeshift version of this and it never works. So we'd willingly put down some cold hard cash for a fan that shoots cool air between the sheets.

We're all too familiar with the flip-the-pillow game when trying to find the cold side of the pillow. This non-toxic, adjustable pillow will keep the perfect temperature so you can sleep soundly.

Finally, a fan that will complement any room. Put this bad boy on your desk and you will be whistlin' while you work.

This tech-savvy accessory can lower your body temperature by as much as five degrees. Embr Wave uses precisely engineered algorithms to maximize the effectiveness of its thermal sensations to cool you down, and comes in silver or rose gold to match any ensemble.

A pool hammock? Sign us up! Made of Sunbrella fabric that's soft and resistant to UV rays, this floating hammock is perfect for a floating afternoon nap.

Swing and feel the summer breeze through your hair as you check off your summer reading list. This swing chair comes in multiple colors to match any outdoor decor.

Our furry friends definitely feel the heat in the summer months. This cooling mat will be their new favorite in their chillaxing zone.


Colette is the Hunker House manager. She previously worked for Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros., and has produced concerts for The VH1 Foundation. She loves to travel and listening to live music.

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