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Most of us have switched to our summer wardrobes by now – crisp linen, white cotton, light silks and even bamboo. Yet we keep our windows cloaked with thick velvet and our sofas covered in sumptuous wools – very comforting in Winter, and far, far too hot in Summer. We need to treat our furnishings the way we treat ourselves. We wouldn't venture out into the August sun wearing a synthetic quilted coat; nor should we dress our furniture for cold weather when things heat up outside.
These 100% pure cotton loose covers are ideal for accenting with interestingly textured and coloured cushions. The light colour of the 'Peru' fabric shown helps to reflect light and heat, while the fibre itself provides a comfortable, indulgent surface for relaxing on a hot summer evening.
The perfect complement to a calm, neutral room, this Lindow fabric, a luxurious, light linen, is ideal for re-upholstery. Linen is a soft, durable natural fibre, which is cool to the touch and has a silky lustre. It's the perfect summer fabric – and unlike clothing, properly fitted re-upholstery and loose covers won't wrinkle!
Bamboo is another natural fibre which is resilient, anti-bacterial and incredibly tactile. It is luxurious, especially when blended with silk or cotton, and can be dyed a variety of colours. It also co-ordinates with other natural fibres well; a textured rug, combined with the smooth yet attractive sheen of linen and the purity of colour and form that cotton has.
Want to re-create your home in natural, neutral furnishings? Get in touch with Plumbs today for a free, no-obligation re-upholstery quote and slip into something more comfortable for summer!