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Features & Benefits
Styling linen curtains
Things like heading styles and hang length can make all the difference to the look of your curtains. For light, airy curtains like linen, we recommend a long length to allow some pooling of the fabric on the floor.
The drawbacks of pure linen
Pure linen, while a beautiful option, is a delicate fabric that is significantly affected by humidity and direct sunlight, which can shorten their lifespan. However, some people choose to pair them with roller blinds for added protection or go with a linen-look or sheer instead.
Caring for linen curtains
Linen can be a difficult fabric to work with. It is notorious for creasing and unfortunately linen curtains cannot be steamed as it will stretch them out. If you’ve chosen pure linen curtains, keep them properly aired and gently spot clean.
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Free guide to choosing curtains
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Choosing curtain colours for white walls
The fabric you choose for your curtains can totally transform your space. Here are our top picks for curtains when decorating a white room.
Choosing a curtain heading style
The heading style you choose will dictate how your curtains fall, which has a massive effect on the overall look and feel. Let’s go over some of the most commonly chosen options.
Frequently asked questions
Linen is a popular style, with a beautiful drape and a relaxed look. However, pure linen curtains can be susceptible to moisture and creasing and can degrade quickly. Luckily, there are plenty of linen-look options to choose from to get the style without the drawbacks. Learn more about our linen and linen-look curtains to see which is right for you.
Linen curtains are not a great choice for kitchens as they are usually more flammable than other curtain materials. They also absorb moisture and humidity so will retain cooking steam and smells.
Unlined linen curtains will be slightly see-through at night due to their naturally sheer appearance. However, you can easily add blockout linings to your linen curtains to increase privacy at night.
These days most voile sheers are a linen-look with a similar irregular texture and drape to 100% linen sheers. Linen will still have a slightly softer feel and more creased, natural look, while voile, being made of polyester, is more durable long-term.
When it comes to washing 100% linen curtains, it is crucial to handle them with care. While linen fabric is fairly durable, when it comes to linen curtains, it can easily become misshapen or creased. Linen curtains should be aired regularly and gently spot-clean as needed. If a deeper clean is required, refer to the label on your curtains for specific instructions.
100% Linen curtains are popular for their timeless style and ability to suit a range of decors, but it’s worth considering a linen-look or linen blend option as well. Not only are they more affordable in many cases, they are also more durable and easier to maintain.
Learn more about the different types of linen options we offer.