Love your linen cushion covers – tips for choosing and caring for them

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Jalynn Peterson
Love your linen cushion covers – tips for choosing and caring for them
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Linen cushion covers are one of the most popular home décor items available today because they’re so versatile. Their durability and soft texture make them ideal for almost any area of your home, from the living room to the kitchen to the bathroom, and they can be custom-made to fit the exact dimensions of your furniture – no trimming required! However, because linen is a natural material, it does require special care in order to keep its beautiful appearance for years to come. If you want to learn more about choosing and caring for linen covers, keep reading.

5 Factors to Consider When Buying them

  1. Consider the colour. You want a colour that compliments your existing decor. 
  2. Consider the size. Make sure the cover is big enough to fit your cushion, but not too big that it looks out of proportion. 
  3. Consider the pattern. If you have a patterned sofa, go for a solid colour cover. If you have a solid-coloured sofa, you can go for a patterned cover. 
  4. Consider the style. Do you want a ruffled cover or a smooth cover? 
  5. Consider the weight. Linen usually falls in between 10-20 ounces per square yard, so if you prefer a lighter cover, opt for lighter weight linen (less than 10 ounces per square yard). 

Considering these five points will help you during your purchase.

Maintenance for Linen Cushion Covers

Linen covers for cushions can last a long time with proper care. To keep them looking their best, it’s important to launder them regularly. Most linen can be machine-washed on a gentle cycle with cool water and mild detergent, then tumble-dried on low heat or air-dried. To avoid wrinkles, remove linen covers from the dryer while they’re still damp and iron them while they’re still slightly damp. The ironing will set the creases in place without having to use too much pressure. 

The fabric is not colourfast, so we recommend only using non-bleach products when laundering and that you always test any new product on an inconspicuous area first before proceeding. You may also need to occasionally spot clean with a mild bleach solution or natural soap if there are stains that won’t come out in the wash, or just freshen up your linens between washes.

3 Comfortable Ways to Use Linen Cushions

Linen cushions are a great way to add comfort and style to your home. Here are three ways to use them, with tips on how to keep them looking their best!

You can place the cushion flat on the ground or lay it out sideways in front of a chair or sofa. 

Place one linen pillowcase over an existing cushion cover, inside out, and then turn it right side out again before you put it back on the cushion. 

And lastly, use two linen pillowcases together as a top layer over an existing cushion cover so that they create two layers of extra padding!

5 Stylish Ways to Use White Linen Cushions in Your Interior Design

  1. Create a focal point. A stack of white linen cushions can create a beautiful focal point in any room. 
  2. Use them to add texture. White linen cushions are a great way to add texture to a room. 
  3. Layer them up. Layering different textures and patterns is a great way to add interest to your space. 
  4. Go for contrast. Pairing white linen cushions with darker colours can really make them pop. 
  5. Keep it simple. You don’t need to go overboard when styling your home. Sometimes the best thing you can do is choose just one item, or maybe two, and let the rest speak for itself.

Final Words

Linen cushion covers can add a touch of luxury to your home. But before you buy, it’s important to know a few things about caring for them. With proper care, your linen cushion covers can last for years.  So get them and add style and comfort to your home!

main photo: unsplash.com/Svitlana

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