Linen: An Essential Fabric for Your Home
If you haven't given linen much thought, today is a great day to start. One of the oldest-known fibers to man, linen has so much to offer, yet it is often overlooked as a decorating fabric. Let's take a closer look at what makes this fabric a perfect choice for the interior of your home.
The Special Traits of Linen
Linen is known for its beauty, comfort, and durability, but there are other traits that make it so special. Here are some traits you may not be aware of:
Linen is composed of flax, which is biodegradable and recyclable. Additionally, flax produces no waste and requires less water, pesticides, and energy to process.
It regulates body temperature.
Linen evaporates moisture and it naturally insulates. What does that mean? It means you'll stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
It can heal.
Really! Linen can actually aid in healing your body. It can help reduce or eliminate skin irritations, detoxify the air, and can even provide more relaxation to your nervous, muscular and cardiovascular system. Linen is also anti-microbial and resistant to fungi.
It has longevity.
Linen is a fiber that lasts a long time. Not only is it incredibly strong, it's great at repelling dirt and retaining its color. Additionally, it doesn't stretch and manages to stay tough even though it softens over time.
How to Use Linen in Your Home
Linen is extremely versatile, which makes it easy to use in a variety of ways. For the home, consider using linen in the following ways:
- On the windows. Linen is perfect for beautifully casual window treatments.
- On your bed. Linen can keep you comfortable at night in all seasons.
- On furniture. Linen is ideal for a comfortable slipcover.
- In the bathroom. Change out that old shower curtain for a linen one dyed in a fun color.
- At the table. Linen can dress up a table effortlessly.
- Over a light fixture. Consider recovering a tired lampshade with linen.
Ready to add linen to your home? If so, stop by our showroom or browse our gorgeous selection of linen fabrics online. We have a variety of linen and linen blends that will add extra beauty to your home.