5 Reasons to Choose Linen Fabric in Interiors

17th March 2022

We know you all love linen fabric for clothing and bedding due to its natural beauty and cooling properties, but did you know that it’s just as excellent for use within interiors? From effortless linen curtains to hardwearing upholstery and textured cushions, there are lots of reasons why linen is a must-have in any home.

red linen lounger

It’s a natural fibre that’s eco-friendly.

Linen is made from the fibres found in the stem of the flax plant – it’s a totally natural, biodegradable material. The beauty about flax is that it requires no fertilisers or pesticides and far less water to grow than other plants such as cotton – making it one of the most eco-friendly fabrics around! There is also no wastage because every part of the flax plant can be used, so you can be sure you’re minimising your impact on the environment while beautifying your home décor.

Relaxed living all year round

Linen fabric is naturally breathable with temperature regulating properties, making it perfectly suitable for the home even in the coldest of seasons. It allows the body to breathe throughout the summer, and in winter, it retains the heat and prevents the body from freezing.

Linen is considered one of the most comfortable natural fabrics, making it a popular choice for upholstery. Breathable, hardwearing and sustainable, it is an incredibly versatile fabric that can be used throughout the home all year round. What’s even better is you won’t stick to a linen sofa like you might do on a leather or acrylic sofa!⁠⁠

Natural linen chair

Curtains in 100% linen can instantly provide a relaxed, natural look in almost any style of interior – all you need to do is choose your colour palette. These floor-length curtains in our Angus Stripe Flax bring a sense of calmness to this bedroom and create a refreshing place for unwinding after a busy day. Don’t forget to bear in mind that some linen fabrics can be pretty lightweight and so it is worth investing in a blackout curtain lining or blind if you want to block the light out completely.  If you’d like to let plenty of natural night into your home while still maintaining privacy, explore our decorative linen sheers online.

Ivory linen bedroom


Linen is inherently strong, and when looked after, good quality linen material will last for years and years on soft furnishings and upholstery without wearing down. If you’re one of those people who like to decorate every once in a blue moon, linen is for you – it actually gets better with age!

Easy to care for

Linen fabric is naturally antistatic, so unlike man-made materials known for attracting dust, it is relatively easy to look after and keep clean. In most instances, an occasional vacuum is all that’s required to keep linen home furnishings looking and feeling fresh. It is also washable, making it perfect for even the busiest of homes. Linen becomes softer the more it is washed, so you won’t need to worry about your curtains, cushions or sofa covers being subject to sticky fingers or paw prints.

If you are using linen fabrics for a product you intend to wash, such as removable covers and soft furnishings, remember to consider the possible 5% shrinkage when measuring or briefing a maker.

Antibacterial properties

Linen is famous for its antibacterial properties. It naturally absorbs moisture without holding bacteria, meaning that it’ll keep your home feeling fresher for longer. Did you know that linen is also moth resistant? This makes it even more favourable for home furnishings as they will last longer without being replaced within a couple of years due to moth holes.

Want to get started with choosing your next linen curtains, sofa or cushions? Order samples of our linen fabrics online to discover which are your absolute favourites.

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