How To Incorporate Linen In The Bedroom

Linen fabric is woven from fibers of the flax plant and dates back thousands of years. It has evolved into a truly timeless textile that adapts to all spaces. Good-quality linen is difficult to make but is exceptionally absorbent and lightweight. Dyed linen can range from soft white colours to darker tans and greys. The fabric has a course texture but is extremely soft to touch and becomes softer the more it is washed. The long fibers that it is made up of ensure that the fabric is extremely durable and strong. We have found four easy ways to incorporate linen in your home to create a cool and natural feel. 

Mood Board

linen string ball
Deer in wheat fields
Wheat grass
Linen fabric and flower

1. Bed Sheets

Linen sheeting is not only luxuriously soft but also anti-bacterial, super absorbent and exceptionally breathable. This means that it absorbs moisture, feels cool to touch and makes you feel warm in winter and cool in summer. Bleach whites, cool creams and light browns are great colours for duvets and sheets as they compliment all colour schemes. 

wooden wall with linen bed
wooden headboard with linen bed

2. Throws or Blankets 

Add linen blankets that add a textural component to white or neutral spaces. Choose interesting pieces with patterns, varying shades and weights to add some spice to an otherwise plain room.  

linen blanket on chair

3. Cushions 

Use pillow cushions to add contrasting colour tones of linen fabrics to your bedroom area. Don't be shy to add different colours together. The room below uses textured blue and soft orange pillows to enhance the neutrals of the bed and walls. 

orange pillows with bed

4. Furniture & Accessories  

Because linen is exceptionally resilient and hardy, it is a great upholstery fabric for furniture. When it comes to bedroom linen furniture, think headboards, ottomans and lamp shades.