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2 How to choose perfect natural textiles for your dream interiors? (Linen)

Linen is made from flax, which is environmentally friendly to grow, as it requires little irrigation and little energy to process. Linen is a much higher quality fabric that brings a sense elegance and upper class. It is mostly used in blends with other natural fibers to make it more resistant to wrinkling and commonly used for bedding, window treatments, upholstery and accessories.


Pros:


1 Breathability

Linen is breathable, which is perfect for a good night's rest. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.


2 Durability

Linen is the strongest natural fiber and is far more durable than cotton. It is a long-lasting natural fabric. Linen bedding is twice as durable as cotton bedding.


3 Moisture Absorbency

Linen can absorb dampness up to 20% without even feeling wet, making it beneficial in high humid climates. It absorbs moisture without holding bacteria.


4 Pill and Stain Resistance

Linen is resistant to pill and stain, so you can wash it at lower temperature than cotton.



Cons:


1 Wrinkles

Linen is easy to wrinkle.


2 Shrinkage

Linen is prone to shrink after washing.


3 Pricey

Linen is more expensive than cotton.


4 Regular Maintenance

Linen requires regular maintenance due to its wrinkles and shrinkage.


5 Weaken If Exposed to Direct Sunlight

Linen is not the best choice if your room is flooded with sunshine.



Colour Options:

Linen doesn't take dye well, so it's usually found in natural colours, such as off-white, beige, or grey. Those natural colours don't fade easily.



Maintenance:

  • Using gentle detergent.

  • Washing linen at low temperature as hot water can shrink the fabric.

  • Avoiding bleach, as it will weaken the fibers and may change the colour.

  • Ironing


Conclusion:

Linen is a breathable, hardwearing and beautiful fabric with natural charm, so it is widely considered to be luxurious and featured in the top home decor magazines. It's the perfect way to show the world that you have great taste without telling. The appeal of linen is both practical and aesthetic, making it an essential fabric for the bedroom where we need to get the best sleep possible.



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