After a new look for your interior this summer but not sure which type of fabric to choose? Linen could be your answer! Here are our top 5 reasons why linen should be on your list for your next interior design project.

Natural product

Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. It requires less water and chemicals to grow, making it eco-friendly too. Linen is one of the oldest fibres cultivated and woven into fabric. Its recent resurgence in popularity is in sync with the trend towards using natural products, where irregularities are protected and cherished. Slubs, texture and weave irregularities are an inherent feature of linen and are valued for adding a unique quality not found in man-made fibres.

Morris Co Pure Pure Net Ceiling Applique Fabric
Morris & Co Pure Fabric Collection

Durable

The flax fibre used in linen is very strong. In fact, it is one of the few fibres that is stronger when wet. Rather than deteriorate, linen simply softens every time you wash it. When cared for properly, quality linen will last year after year and becomes even more beautiful over time. It’s not unheard of for quality linen to be passed down through generations.

Hemptech La Flora Fabric
Hemptech Fabric Collection

Effortless style

By its very nature, linen exudes effortless style. It’s easy to care for and is great for fuss-free living. Even if you forget to iron, linen still looks great with a few wrinkles. (Unlike other fabrics such as cotton or silk!)

Linen works best in an interior design scheme where this relaxed look is emphasised. However nearly anyone can benefit from adding linen into an interior design scheme – puddled on the floor with oversized curtains or thrown over a bed, the choice is yours.

Keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer

Linen is absorbent, breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin. This gives it the remarkable quality of keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.

MM Linen Laundered Linen Bedspread Natural
MM Linen Laundered Linen Bedspread in Natural

Hypoallergenic & Anti-Bacterial

Because of its absorbent qualities and ability to breath, linen is hypoallergenic making it the perfect fabric choice for bed linen. It is also naturally anti-bacterial which creates a safer, more hygienic environment.


If you would like to see more of our linen range, shop our linen bedding online or visit us in store to see our great range of linen fabrics for curtains and upholstery. We will even make your curtains for FREE during February 2019! Book a consultation online now.

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