My love for linen goes back many years when fresh out of college, I started working for a high-end women’s clothing store. Something about that organic looking fabric with natural slubs tugged at my heart strings. But clothing isn’t the only way to enjoy this wonderful fabric. Linen decorations look luxurious in the home, too. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Billowy linen curtains add special softness to any room and they look fabulous in this long hallway.
A heavy weight linen is great for upholstery due its strength. It’s a much stronger fabric than cotton. Cotton is my absolute favorite fabric!
A couch with natural linen shows its wrinkles. Wrinkled linen use to bother me until someone said, “Oh, those are a rich woman’s wrinkles.”
Did you know that linen is used to make dollar bills? It’s true! Dollar bills are 75% cotton and 25% linen. I wonder if that’s why those are my favorite fabrics.
You’ll find linen used a lot for slip covers. It’s an easy fabric to sew.
I’m currently on the lookout for natural linen curtains for the bedroom, which is getting a mini-makeover.
And I just received a new linen table cloth and napkins that I’ll share soon. Linen table cloths like the one below are so soft and pretty.
This table wears a layering of linen decorations. So pretty!
Linen napkins make a pretty table setting whatever the season or celebration.
Linen bedding looks luxurious in a soft yet indulgent way.
While linen decorations in neutral tones are most popular, you can find colorful linen, too.
Linen is made from flax and is one of the oldest textiles in the world. Egyptians used it for mummification and the Shroud of Turin that wrapped the body of Christ is also linen.
I love the look of linen used as a window shade. It provides privacy but allows light to shine through.
I’ve been debating whether to get linen or bamboo shades. My current Roman shades are looking worn and tired.
Do you have any linen decorations in your home? If yes, do the wrinkles bother you?
On another note – a winner was chosen for the Martina McBride cookbook giveaway. Congratulations to Ruth S!! An email has been sent with the good news and I’m anxious to send the new cookbook on its way. For those who didn’t win, you can purchase Martina’s Kitchen Mix cookbook on Amazon.