Win: The Dream Bed You Deserve from Au Lit Fine Linens

Win: The Dream Bed You Deserve from Au Lit Fine Linens

Jun 7, 2017
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It might seem simple, but there's a lot of nuance that goes into building your perfect bed.
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Win: Your Complete Dream Bed Set
From: Au Lit Fine Linens
Value: $1,380

There are a lot of debates out there around bed linens. Percale vs. sateen; low thread count vs. high thread count; goose down vs. down-mimicking; Egyptian cotton vs. American cotton... It's enough to keep you up at night. Au Lit Fine Linens is here to help, and with 35 years of experience changing the way people sleep and improving the quality of their lives, we're happy to take their word for it.

We've boiled down their expertise to four easy steps to create your dream bed. (Except for one of you, whose fifth step will be to get their bedding set for free.)

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Step 1: Start at the Top

If the bed is the centerpiece of the bedroom, the duvet cover is the centerpiece of the bed. You've gotta love it, commit to it, and invest in quality that will last. Need some help getting started? Know your style. Are you glam or classic? Boho or minimalist? Whichever look speaks to you, go for tones that are calm and serene.

Industrial chic? Classic glam? Relaxed Modern? Investing in quality doesn't mean you need to divest your bedroom of your personal style.
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Step 2: Start with Great Quality Sheets

We know sheet shopping can be overwhelming, especially with so many buzzwords on the labels. What do they all mean? Just know this: the better the quality cotton and weave, the better the sheet will be, regardless of thread count. Where thread count comes into play is the feel of the sheets, and it's all personal preference. Allow us to break it down for you:

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If you like a crisp, cool sheet, you might prefer a 220 TC Percale, which feels like your favorite white button-up. Or you may prefer the silky feel of a higher thread count 610 TC cotton sateen. It's important to know what you're getting, so if you're not sure what your preference is, you can find out by requesting free swatches from Au Lit Fine Linens.
A picture is worth a thousand words... except when it comes to a picture of sheets. Au Lit Fine Linens will send you free swatches to touch and feel with your own hands so you really know what you're getting.
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Step 3: Pick the Perfect Pillow

When it comes to your best sleep, your pillow will make or break it — so don't skimp! Chances are you already know if you like it soft and squishy or super firm.

With this in mind, think about fill. White goose down is an excellent place to start: It's malleable yet supportive, and comes in different weights for a range of firmness. The fewer ounces of down, the softer the pillow. Add some feather and you'll get more firmness. If you're allergic, you can still get a great "down-mimicking" pillow, such as the Memo or the Jasper. Au Lit Fine Linens knows that we're all different, which is why they offer super soft, medium, and firm options. While they might vary in the amount of down, each pillow is made with love (aka 100-percent ethically-sourced white goose down) by caring, Canadian sleep-lovers.

Pillows aren't One Size Fits All. It might take trial and error to find the perfect one, but it's well worth the effort.
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Step 4: Deep Dive into Duvets

The perfect duvet is what's going to elevate your bed from enticing to irresistible. That is, a light and airy cloud of pure goose down each night that floats above your body, keeps you perfectly warm year-round (but never too hot!), and adapts to your body temperature so you won't sweat or shiver.

A top quality duvet should last you 10-15 years. It's an investment you will not regret making.
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Here's what to look for when buying a quality duvet:

  • Baffle box construction to prevent clumping at the bottom
  • Silky, higher thread count shell so there's no crunching while you sleep
  • Certified by the American/Canadian Down Association
  • 100-percent white goose down, which has no quills and no odor
  • Hypo-allergenic
You've made your bed. Now it's time to lie in it.
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That's it! Ta da! You're done! Like we said, four easy steps. But want to make it really easy on yourself? Enter to win an Au Lit Fine Linens set of everything you'll need (we took the liberty of making the tough choices for you): Light Duvet, Medium Pillow, 220 TC Sheetset (Including silk eye mask + handbook!), and 2-Line Embroidered Duvet Cover. Your dream bed is, quite literally, at your fingertips.

How to Enter

Enter to win your complete dream bed, valued up to $1,358, by filling out the form below. (Comments are great, but you must complete the form below to enter!) By entering this giveaway, all entries will automatically subscribed to the Au Lit Fine Linens email and Apartment Therapy Giveaway Alert email. The sweepstakes begins June 7, 2017 at 10:15am ET and ends June 13, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. By entering to win, you are accepting the official rules.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!

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