Nothing says summer nights like mosquito bites...and that's not a good thing! With two little kids at home, our doors get left open quite often during the day, and that usually means that we're bound to be awakened by the high-pitched buzzing of those dreaded, blood-sucking pests. That, combined with the fact that mosquito nets are utterly adorable, is luring me to give the seaside staples some serious thought.
No doubt many of our cleanly readers will protest the mosquito net for its dust-collecting tendencies, so I'll just go ahead and resassure you that mosquito nets can be washed regularly. In fact, most sturdy outdoor mosquito nets can be tossed in the wash with your sheets. How to Clean Stuff has clear instructions for washing both delicate and tougher varieties.
More good news: mosquito nets are easy on your wallet too. Most range between $15 and $40. We've heard great things about REI's Mombasa Nimbus mosquito net, but you can also find just about any style and material available at MosquitoNet.com
(Images: 1, 3, 4: Coastal Living, 2: Martha Stewart, 5: Canadian House & Home via My Notting Hill, 6, 7: Country Living, 8: DIY Trade, 9: Kiwi Net)