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Keep your cool: exploring the beauty and versatility of linen fabrics

Linen is a beautiful, versatile fabric that can be used in home furnishings all year round. But thanks to its breathable qualities and relaxed style, it is particularly good for creating a cool, summertime vibe.

Here’s why you should consider adding more linen to your look this season:

 

1. It’s comfortable and cooling:

1. It’s comfortable and cooling:

Because linen fabric is breathable, it keeps you cool even on the hottest days. That makes it a good choice for outdoor, and indoor, seating – nobody wants to be stuck to their seat when the temperatures rise! But it’s not just a summertime fabric - it's loosely woven fibres also trap air to keep you warm in the winter.

2. It’s durable and hard-wearing:

2. It’s durable and hard-wearing:

Linen fibres are naturally strong so are more resistant to wear and tear than many other fabrics. That’s why linen is ideal for upholstery or for making curtains – big investments which will stand the test of time. And did you know that linen is also moth-resistant which makes it even more appealing for home furnishings!

3. It’s easy to care for:

3. It’s easy to care for:

Being a natural fabric, linen has a certain amount of antistatic ability, which means it doesn’t attract dust in the same way that man-made fibres do. When you do need to wash it, it is easy to machine wash and dries easily. It doesn’t need much maintenance either and actually looks better with age as it takes on a gorgeous, subtle patina.

4. It creates a relaxed, informal look:

4. It creates a relaxed, informal look:

Linen fabric is good if you want to create an interior that’s effortlessly elegant. Yes, it’s light and breezy but it adds a degree of luxury and Bohemian chic to a room at the same time. Using linen creates a natural, organic feel that is warm and inviting.

5. It’s good for the environment:

5. It’s good for the environment:

Produced from the fibres of the flax plant, linen is a natural material that has a lower environmental impact than cotton. The recycled linen range by Just Fabrics is manufactured in a sustainable way using short fibre blends coming from linen mills and fibres from textile industry waste.

Best places to use linen in the home

Be inspired by ideas on where to use linen within your home:

1. Bedroom:

1. Bedroom:

Linen fabric evokes a sense of luxury and comfort in the bedroom. Crisp linen bed sheets are ideal for a comfortable night’s sleep, creating a cool, restful ambience. Linen curtains create a beautiful, soft drape and are good if you like to wake to natural light, but you will need a lining if you prefer a darker room.

2. Bathroom:

2. Bathroom:

Because linen fabric absorbs moisture without holding bacteria, it is ideal in a bathroom setting. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it the obvious choice for towels, cloths and bathmats. But linen is also a great choice for dressing bathroom windows - a linen blind will be more resistant to mould and will add an air of rustic charm.

3. Living room:

3. Living room:

Renowned for its hard-wearing, long-lasting tendencies, linen is perfect for high-traffic areas. Used as an upholstery material for sofas and armchairs it provides comfort and durability. Sweeping linen curtains create a statement in a living room, with their relaxed drape and gorgeous patina which only looks better with age. No wonder Just Fabrics Cotswold Heavyweight Linen is a best-seller!

4. Dining room:

4. Dining room:

Does anything say luxury more than a well-dressed dining table? Thankfully, it’s quick and easy to make a gorgeous linen tablecloth with matching linen napkins and there’s a huge range of linen fabric to choose from. And with its natural antibacterial and moisture-absorbing properties, linen helps to keep mealtimes fuss-free.

5. Outdoors:

5. Outdoors:

Breezy, blousy and billowy, linen is the fabric for summer. It can be used to enhance your outdoor entertaining space in all sorts of ways: from classic linen tablecloths and cheery outdoor cushion covers, to creating subtle drapes for shade. Choose classic stripes or muted tones to effortlessly elevate your outdoor style.

Linen Fabric Range

Linen Fabric Range

Check out the whole range of linen fabrics at Just Fabrics today and soak up some sizzling summer deals! For advice on how to create linen curtains, blinds and tablecloths take a look at the Just Fabrics Inspiration Hub or email one of our experienced team members.

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