Linen: A Natural for Slipcovers


Linen is one of my top five favorite slipcover fabrics. I especially like Belgian linen. It’s softer than most other types due to its long fiber and it takes on a wonderful floppy density with a casual wrinkled texture after it’s washed.

You’ll find linen fabric offered in variety of colors, but if you’re drawn to a neutral palette you’ll love the pure, natural hues of undyed linen. Simple, rustic shades that are soothing and so easy to live with no matter the season. Check out the February issue of Country Living Magazine. It features room after room of natural linen home décor – beautiful!

Mid-weight linen (flax) fabric is incredibly strong and durable, ideal for washable slipcovers. When the fiber is cultivated naturally and the fabric is produced via organic methods you get a cloth free of chemicals. That means no toxins will outgas or abrade in your home, unlike many conventional home décor fabrics that are finished with harmful chemical agents.

I came across this great article, The Master of Linen, at Restoration Hardware. You’ll appreciate linen even more after you read it!