10 Ways to Use Linen in Your Home All Season Long
It's the official fabric of the summer.
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Whether you’re looking to avert attention from a not so great view or you want to enhance the swoon-worthy landscape you happen to have, new window treatments will do wonders for any home. Opting for a linen curtain or shade is a great choice if you want your space to be bright and airy during these sunshine filled days of summer — the light fabric won’t block those precious rays. They’re also a stylish alternative to standard curtains that add a laidback and inviting vibe to your space.
Headboards are a great way to finish off the look of your bedroom and make it feel like a total oasis. While there are a variety of options when it comes to choosing the perfect backdrop to your bed, a linen version is a must-see for anybody looking to spruce up their sleeping quarters. Get ready for the most relaxing sleep of your life.
Everyone deserves a bed that mimics the quaint style of a seaside bed and breakfast. Linen bedding is the best way to transform an ordinary bedroom into an elevated space that you’ll fall in love with over and over again. Linen sheets and pillowcases have tons of added benefits, too. From their breathable fibers to their anti-allergy qualities, linen makes drifting off into a deep sleep easier than ever.
With summer in full swing, dinner parties and weekend gatherings are once again a regular occurrence. Show your tablescape a little extra love this season with the help of a lightweight tablecloth that will complement any serveware that’s set on top of it. If you’re nervous about food or, ahem wine stains, grab a darker shade linen to avoid a splattered fiasco.
Just looking to dabble in this linen trend? Small, budget-friendly options are available to help you practice the less is more design philosophy. Start with a tiny accent, like hand towels, to introduce elements of this warm-weather fabric. By incorporating just a touch of this trend your kitchen or bathroom will see an instant boost in style. Hang a few of these from hooks or appliances for a summery touch to make you feel like you have the ultimate country home.
If you’re in the market for a new sofa, look no further than a dreamy linen option. This classic look will fit seamlessly into any living space and stick with you for years. The seating arrangement’s coastal vibe will make your living room the most welcoming area in the house. Take the look up a notch by placing a few blankets over the arms and adding plenty of pillows.
Walls need a little linen love too! Wallpaper — especially when crafted from this easy, breezy fabric — instantly turns a plain wall into a bold statement. Patterns and bright colors work well too, but we can’t help but love the idea of letting this subdued texture steal the spotlight. Linen’s neutral shades let you add interest to your space without veering into overwhelming territory.
Adding a few throw pillows to your beds, sofas or accent chairs is a great way to increase comfort and style at the same time. These decorative accents are one of the most versatile options out there, since you can keep the same pillow and just switch out the cases from season to season. Put away any thick wintry fabrics and swap in linen pillowcases to make your interior ready for summer. Mix and match pillows in different hues or stick to one color to make for the ultimate linen takeover.
It’s no secret that finding the perfect lamp shade can be a pain. From trying to find something that fits with the design of the lamp itself, to making sure it creates the perfect glow, things can get complicated. Linen lamp shades just might be the answer you’ve been looking for though, they’re chic, but not overwhelming and always in style.
Windows aren’t the only things that can be dressed up with new fabric. The right shower curtain can easily upgrade any bathroom and this season is the perfect time to take your bathtub game to the next level. Bathrooms big and small will all reap the benefits of this fabric choice as a shower essential. The neutral shades available also match just about any flooring you might have, so you won’t have to worry about your decor clashing.