Most of us will have worn something made from linen at some point in our lives. If you fall into this group you will know just how wonderful a fabric it is to wear. It also has a firm place in our homes as it is a versatile, attractive and very light material to use.
Linen is manufactured from the flax plant and although it is not the easiest of fabrics to create, it is well worth the effort and the weight to finally see good quality linen in all its forms. Many interior designers use linen for their creations, including Vanessa Arbuthnott
, who has created some truly stunning designs for her fabrics, curtains and other items.
As well as Vanessa Arbuthnott's
fantastic linen creations we also have the following linen collections from Clarke & Clarke ;
Linen is very traditional in nature and thus fits into many homes in lots of different ways. It is this versatility coupled with its durability that makes it so appealing to many homeowners. Organic linen is even better as it is made responsibly and with an eye on helping the environment rather than harming it. Indeed, Vanessa Arbuthnott's
collections are purely organic in nature. This means you can support the environment and the people who work to produce the cotton that is created, simply by buying organic material and fabrics.
We have mentioned the versatility of linen already, and this is borne out by the number of uses it has in the home. When you find a good quality linen fabric with a design you love, you will want to use it in many different ways. Linen is very subtle and soft but it is also durable enough to use for items such as cushions. They would look splendid sitting on a Bedspread / Throw of a complementary colour for example.
There are other benefits to using linen that go beyond simply being good to the environment however. If you have sensitive skin you may have noticed you can become irritated quite easily by certain cottons and fabrics. This can be due to the way the cotton is manufactured. With organic fabrics this is not the case, since pesticides and insecticides are not used. Even if you buy linen fabrics that have been dyed you can be sure they have been dyed with a natural dye that won't irritate your skin. As you can see, linen fabrics not only look good, they feel good and have health benefits to consider as well.
Linen also works well in so many different situations. Even Roman blinds can look superb if you want a lighter look to dress your windows with, rather than heavy curtains with real weight to them. Linen can truly enhance a room in so many different ways, and it doesn't build up any static electricity either. Bedspreads could even be made from the material if you wish to have a different and eye catching finishing touch to your bedroom.
Quite often people are not aware of how effective linen can be throughout the home. It may be prudent to buy more than you need if you wish to purchase the linen of your choice on its own, as you will doubtless find all kinds of uses and needs for it. A matching set of seat cushions for your dining room would blend in delightfully with the napkins you have lovingly created too.
You may have thought that linen was a nice material to have close to your skin during the summer months when you want something cool to wear. But as you can see, with delightful linen fabric collections such as Vanessa Arbuthnott's
to choose from, there is no doubt that linen is just as good in the home too.
To look at some of our great fabrics look no further than here; Cath Kidston
, Clarke & Clarke
, Vanessa Arbuthnott
or Prestigious Textiles
We can also fullfil large contract curtain orders for Hotels, Schools, Restaurants, Pubs and Care Homes
Choose From Over 35,000 Heading, Lining and Fabric Combinations For Made To Measure Curtains and Roman Blinds