Have you ever considered linen as a curtaining choice, which is fast becoming a trend due to its light, natural look and feel? Here is some information we believe will be helpful when you styling your home.
Firstly, linen fabrics are a beautiful choice if you are looking to introduce natural textures and timeless elegance into your home. Not only do linen curtains look great, but they are also a great conductor of heat and will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Linen is a great fabric to live with and being that it is a natural product, it won’t cause irritations or allergies when used in your home. The production of linen has minimum impact on the environment because the flax plant that linen is made from requires little to no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Allowing linen curtains to flow onto the floor (which is called puddling), is not only a fantastic look but also helps with insulation and noise control from outside environments.
What about fading, you say? Well, in South Africa the sun can be very harsh in summer- not only on our skin but also on our furnishings.
So linen, just like every other fabric will be affected over time by the harsh sun, therefore lining your curtains helps to minimize fading. We suggest you install double tracks as this allows for the best of both worlds, achieving filtered light but also having protection and insulation.
For all your curtain or upholstery inquiries, please contact our store which stocks a wide range of the latest trends: