Happy Canada Day! To celebrate our nation's birthday, we've rounded up our favourite bedrooms that are Canuck-inspired. Wishing you all an amazing and relaxing holiday!
Au Lit Fine Linens Scallop Collection
To see more of our favourite Canadiana bedrooms, follow our Beautiful Beds: Canadiana Pinterest board!
Who else feels like June has flown by really quickly? It's hard to believe that it's the last day of the month and the end of our legendary June Outlet Clearance Sale. We still have stock remaining at 20%-80% off, including headboards, bedding, furniture, lamps, blankets, and much more! Take a peek on the shop floor of the Au Lit Outlet...it's not your average outlet! Now is the perfect time to make your dream bed a reality. Or shop our Clearance Sale online here.
Have a question about something that you see? Give one of our dream bed experts a call at 1-800-363-6080.
Bridal season has officially arrived here at Au Lit! Unless the couple has a registry with us, it can sometimes be difficult to select the perfect gift for them. Fear not - we've made it easy for you! We've rounded up our top ten most popular (and most appreciated) gifts to help the newlyweds set up their dream bedroom.
Q: Are 1000 thread count sheets the best quality? If I want the softest sheets, should I buy ones with the highest thread count?
A: No, not necessarily! A higher thread count does not always equal a higher quality sheet. To illustrate this point, take a look at the five items in the image below. Imagine that you were weaving fabric and using these items as your "yarn".
The first "yarn" is a threaded steel bar
The second is an unstable brass chain
The third is a coarse hemp rope
The fourth is a rigid polypropylene rope
The fifth is a soft, fluffy strand of cotton
Regardless of how many "yarns" are woven together, the softest sheets to sleep on would always be the ones woven with the fluffy cotton yarns. Increasing the brass chain to a thread count of 400, or the rope to a 600 thread count, does not make your "fabric" better quality. It's the quality of the cotton fibres that makes a sheet feel luxurious and soft to the touch. That's why we always recommend 100% Egyptian cotton, which is the best in the world. At that point, any thread count above 200 is all about personal preference.
Image and idea courtesy of Sferra Linens.