It seems as though we can't flip through a design magazine or scroll through a blog without stumbling upon a bedroom outfitted with a rattan hanging chair. Over the past few years, this 1960s-era Scandinavian design staple has re-emerged at full force, especially as a cozy reading nook in the bedroom. We're curious: what do you think of these suspension chairs? Would you put one in your bedroom? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
2 more days! Our Pillow & Duvet Sale has been running for the entire month of April, and it ends this Sunday at midnight. There's still time to take 20% off of our entire selection of pillows, duvets, featherbeds, and mattress and pillow protectors! Sale runs both in-store and online.
P.S. Do you follow Au Lit on Instagram? Did you see that we're giving away a Chinook sleeping pillow to celebrate the end of our Pillow & Duvet Sale? If you don't currently follow us, hop on over here to enter!
With Mother's Day just over a week away, the pressure is on to get mom the perfect gift to show her just how much you care. Whether you're on the lookout for mom, grandma, or even your mother-in-law, we've rounded up ten unique gift ideas from Au Lit that the special woman in your life is bound to love.
Although every mom will love this soft and luxurious robe, we love this piece as a special gift for new moms. Indulge her while she's at home with baby with this feminine robe, made from buttery soft cotton jersey and silky satin. $168.00
While a trip to the spa is nice, this luxe gift set will let mom take a spa break whenever she wants from the comfort of her own home. Pamper her with this four piece set, all featuring K. Hall's lovely Peony scent. $160
So much prettier than your average blanket, these lightweight cotton throws are perfect for mom to curl up with in the backyard with a good book (or a glass of wine). Available in three gorgeous shades she's sure to adore. $165
Ditch the long lines at the florist's shop this year - why buy flowers that will only last a few days when you could buy flowers that bloom all year? This silk Designers Guild pillow is the epitome of chic, perfect for floral-obsessed mommas. $312
We're not embellishing when we say this is the perfect gift for any mom. While these pyjamas look like your classic tailored pair, they're actually made from a innovative moisture-wicking material. They'll keep mom cool, comfortable, and stylish all year round. Pyjama Pant and Top, $95 each.
Everyone knows that for moms of young children, there is no greater gift than a peaceful night's sleep. Give her the gift of uninterrupted shut-eye with our Silk Eye Mask... paired with a gift certificate for a night's stay at a swanky hotel sans kids (the ultimate treat!). $35
Shopping for the woman who has it all can be a challenge, but we have the perfect solution. Combining classic waffle with an unbeatably soft pre-washed texture, this gift set (robe, slippers, and a guest towel) is the perfect companion to lazy Sunday mornings. We guarantee she'll never take them off. $175
Send her off into summer with style. This Turkish fouta, which multitasks as a towel, throw, or blanket, will quickly become her go-to all summer long. Available in the season's hottest shades, fuchsia and turquoise. $114
Is there anything more relaxing than a soothing bath? Being a mom is hard work, and after a long day on her feet, she'll welcome a long bath. Make downtime special with our four-piece Au Lit Bath Set. Made exclusively for us in Haute Provence, France, each piece features our signature Pure Linen scent. $100
If you truly want to get her the gift of her dreams, an Au Lit Gift Card is the way to go. Whether she's dying for a new sleeping pillow, a set of sheets, or a duvet, you'll be giving her the gift of a good night's sleep. Who wouldn't want that?
Let's face it: renting is not just for 20-something urbanites anymore. With many people shifting their life priorities, downsizing, or simply looking to avoid the sky-high cost of home ownership (or the responsibility of maintaining one), renting is an increasingly ideal option for people in many different stages of their life.
However, with renting can come unique challenges, especially when it comes to decorating. When you're not tied down to one location and are free to explore different space, design dilemmas can occur. What may have worked perfectly in your romantic cottage bedroom may not fare so well in the industrial loft that you wind up next. We've rounded up our top tips for making your rental bedroom your own.
Invest in multi-functional pieces that you can take with you. While it can be tempting to purchase that large-scale headboard or antique armoire, bulky pieces might not fit wherever you land next. Invest your money in double-duty pieces that you'll love in any room of your home. Practical pieces like a beautiful set of lamps, bench/es for the end of the bed, or a gorgeous rug are easily transportable and can work in other spaces should you choose to relocate.
Make a statement. Looking for maximum impact with minimal investment? Painting a statement wall is the way to go. You'll get a bold new look for the cost of a small can of paint. Bonus: when it's time to move, you'll only have to paint back one wall, rather than all of them!
Put it in neutral. No matter where you live or how your style evolves, neutral bedding will accent every bedroom decor style. Classic colours like white, milk, cream, and grey are always in style for linens. As your style evolves, your bedding can too - accent it with throw pillows, blankets, and accessories.
Get creative. Have you always dreamt of wallpapering your walls? Your dream doesn't have to die because you're renting. You can still make a big impact with framed wallpaper panels in the pattern of your dreams. For an even bigger statement, try one large piece of art. It will totally transform your bedroom (and only leave one annoying nail to remove when you leave).
Texture is key. Adding throw pillows in luxe fabrics, a textured rug, or interesting accents in leather, knit, velvet or fur, will add a layer of interest and sophistication to an otherwise bland room. Adding these key components will make your bedroom feel less like a transitional space, and more like a well-thought out and considered living space.
Invest in your bed. No matter where you go, as long as you have a comfortable place to sleep it will feel like home. Investing in long-term pieces like sleeping pillows and duvets will make your bed complete, no matter where you live. With our April Pillow & Duvet Sale, now is the perfect time to invest in these classic pieces that will stand the test of time (and are easy to move!).
Have you heard of the body pillow? After releasing this piece a few years ago, it's quickly become one of our bestsellers here at Au Lit, and one of the rare pieces that appeals to both men and women alike. Read on for more information about this hot new trend, and how to style it in your home.
Here is the basic definition: a body pillow is an extra-long pillow that measures 60" x 20". Whether you use it as an extra-long pillow for sleeping, or simply as a decorative accent for your bed, the body pillow is extremely versatile (we think it's the perfect blend of function and fashion). It's also commonly used as lumbar support while sitting in bed and reading (or Netflix marathons!).
Many of our customers find that the body pillow also assists in providing support while they sleep. By placing it between your knees while sleeping, the pillow provides head, shoulder, back, and hip support by aligning your body. For troubled sleeping during pregnancy, we hear that this pillow is a serious life-changer.
When it comes to styling your body pillow on the bed, anything goes! Whether you choose to display it front and centre, or tucked behind a stack of decorative pillows as a base, you can't go wrong with this fresh and modern piece.
During the month of April, take 20% off of our entire selection of body pillows for our Pillow & Duvet Sale.
A big congratulations goes out to Kristine Rowley, the winner of our Fouta Giveaway this week. Thank you all for participating, and don't worry if you didn't win - we may have something else of interest to you next week! Stay tuned...