It’s time to freshen up your home. Whether you’re after a total revamp with a brand new sofa set or have something smaller and more budget-friendly in mind, linen cushions are really the perfect accessory to makeover a space. Our favourite fabric choice? Linen, of course!
Linen cushions are durable, comfortable, and luxurious, among other things. No matter what interior design style you choose – traditional, Scandinavian, Zen, mid-century modern – a linen cushion will look great.
Being a natural fibre, linen can be dyed in a large variety of colours and prints. It also provides a great base for embroidery. It also has a long lifespan, and you may even find a fantastic vintage linen cushion at your local charity shop or antique shop.
Linen comes in a variety of weights, but heavyweight is the best for cushions and other upholstery, as they get more regular wear than other linen items. You can use lighter weight linen for curtains and occasional use items such as tablecloths and napkins.
We personally love the look of a natural linen cushion. While many fabrics are made from petroleum products, and even cotton production involves synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, flax farming tends to use much a less invasive approach with minimal to no use of pesticides and other chemicals.
Many of us are looking for new ways to be environmentally conscious, and lots of brands are turning toward sustainable fabrics. Linen is one of the best and is biodegradable if left in its natural colour or dyed with natural colouring. While synthetic dyes are not biodegradable, linen’s durability makes it an easily recycled material.
There are many other things that make linen an excellent choice, including its durability and hypoallergenic nature. Of course, aesthetic is always top of mind, and a cute linen stripe cushion to warm up the front hall bench, or a striking white linen cushion for the gorgeous accent chair you splurged on, is going to add warmth, visual interest, and express your personal style.
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