#FabricFocus There’s Nothing Quite Like Linen

Eclectic Living Room by Rough Linen

Classic, understated, durable and mildew-resistant, linen is a casual fabric fit for any home.

Linen is not just old, it’s ancient. Thousands of years ago, Egyptians wrapped mummies in it, and dyed-linen fibers have been found in prehistoric caves. The ancient Romans had a poetic name for linen, textus ventilus, meaning “woven wind.” Though probably the world’s oldest fabric, linen is still kicking it in the 21st century. Its classic texture makes it a hot commodity in home decor.

Here’s what you need to know about using this comfy fabric in your home.