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The Belle & June catalog has a wide array of bedding and linens to fit any lifestyle, budget, and home décor scheme. We strive to provide our clientele with the best selection to meet their needs in addition to offering guidance on choosing the right linens for the home.

Here are some hints and pointers that you should consider when you're ready to make that important purchase. Bedding may not be at the forefront of your mind right now but when it's time to get a good night's rest, you'll be glad you put some thought into this decision.

Save time and money with our helpful advice for beautifying your bedroom for style and comfort.

A Word about Thread Count

The thread count of your bed sheets is the amount of threads in the horizontal and vertical weave direction found per square inch. By rule, the higher the number, the softer the fabric. A higher thread count is also a good indicator of how the fabric will stand up to use over time. The bedding will tend to soften, much like any fabric, with repeated use and washing. A higher thread count on your sheets will ensure that your sheets maintain their texture and refrain from becoming threadbare.

A good thread count can range from around 300 to 800 but there are even higher thread counts that surpass 1,000. But don't expect a sheet with a thread count well beyond these numbers to necessarily be a superior product. One manufacturer's 400 thread count sheet can be just as good, if not better, than another manufacturer's 900 thread count sheet.

Always Measure First

Just because you've purchased a duvet, pillowcases, or a comforter from one designer, and that bedding fits your mattress and pillows, doesn't automatically mean another designer's product will fit the same. Always measure before you buy. At Belle & June, we believe having all of the pertinent information about your furnishings on hand is the best way to buy bed linen. That way you can start enjoying your new bedding instead of realizing you've made a mistake and need to exchange the product for something that fits a whole lot better.

Know Your Fabric Options

Flannel, organic cotton, bamboo. Which one is best for you? That's a matter of personal preference, of course. But when you know the types of fabrics that are available, you can decide what you like the best. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is the way you sleep. Do you get hot and kick off the covers at night or are you among those cold sleepers who always need to be tucked in tight for a good sleep? Heavier fabrics such as Egyptian cotton, sateen, and jersey knit or flannel are ideal for those who can't rest without being warm. Lightweight fabrics like cotton, linen, and bamboo for those who sleep warm. Whichever temperature or sleep style best describes you, we have the bed linens to keep you comfortable in the Belle & June catalog.

Check the Care Tag

To give your bedding set a longer life, be sure you follow the care instructions on the manufacturer's tag. This way you can preserve the condition of the fabric. But following the recommendations on the care tag might be a challenge for households where laundry day is not at the top of the to-do list. You want to get the most out of your purchase and that falls on the purchaser to keep the material in the best possible shape. So always read the care instructions before you buy. This goes for your pillowcases, shams, blankets, and duvet coverlet choices.