Make the Bed in Flannel: The Cozy Staple’s All Grown Up

The thought of flannel sheets might conjure memories of the princess-printed or Boy Scout–ready sets you had as a kid. But now? It’s all grown up.

Why Flannel Sheets Rock

Rue Living Assistant Buyer Cara P. shares why our Egyptian cotton flannel is a bedtime staple for all ages: ”It’s made my winter sleep experience feel more like indulgence than survival. I don’t have to jump into an icy-cold bed and wait that excruciating minute for the covers to warm up. It’s like sleeping inside a fluffy cloud – that’s heated.”

We’re down for that.

The Winter Bed Update: Cozy Flannel, Down, & More Boutique opens Tuesday, December 24, at 11AM ET.

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December 24, 2013

Buyer’s Picks: 3 Holiday Home Must-Haves

From a festive front stoop to curl-up-by-the-fire essentials, Rue Living Associate Buyer Alejandra K. lets us in on her holiday home must-haves.

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Reindeer Doormat
“I just purchased a new home, and this doormat will be decorating my front door. I think it’s an easy way to get a little festive without being kitschy.”

Rizzy Cream Cable-Knit Throw
“I love this cotton cable throw. It’s made for snuggling up on the couch (ahem, in front of my new fireplace!).”

Floating Medallion Duvet Set by Whit & Alex
“I will be having house guests for the first time this holiday season, and this duvet set is ideal for my new guest bedroom. Love the design, color, and price.”

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare for the Holidays Boutique opened Tuesday, October 15, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2013

This or That? The Rundown on Flannel vs. Wrinkle-Free Sheets

Temps are dropping and it’s time to swap out those summer sheets. We have the scoop on the cold season’s two top picks.

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Flannel
This fall, no more socks in bed to keep warm. That’s what flannel is for. This cool-weather favorite’s snug softness comes from loosely woven threads that are brushed on both sides. Poor insulation? Prefer cozy to crisp? Choose flannel. It requires no warming up. Crawl right in.

Wrinkle-Free
Cotton fabric can seemingly do it all, but keeping it wrinkle-free is anything but easy. Enter: synthetics. Woven with polyester, sheets effortlessly stay smooth (hello, 5-star-hotel aesthetic) without sacrificing warmth. So, even on chilly nights, your bed will be crisp, cool, finely pressed – and super cozy.

The Fall Sheet Turnover: Flannel, Sateen, & More Boutique opens Wednesday, September 18, at 3PM ET.

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September 18, 2013