7 Benefits of Custom Linen Curtains

Ahh, linen. One of the most beloved window treatment fabrics, linen is lightweight, textured, and laid back. It brings to mind bleach-white beachwear, freshly-cleaned sheets, and, of course, flowing window treatments. If you’re considering custom linen curtains for your space, you’re certainly not alone — they’re one of the most popular curtain options for coastal North Carolina and traditional downtown Wilmington homes. Why? Well, we’ll gladly count the ways! Here, we share seven benefits of custom linen drapes.

7 Benefits of Custom Linen Curtains

1. They’re calm and neutral.
From beachside bedrooms to traditional dining rooms, you’ll often see custom linen curtains in simple white, cream, and neutral shades. With their light colors and effortless style, linen drapes make a perfect fit for coastal getaways and family homes alike.

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2. They’re just fine with the humidity.
Unlike heavy velvet and delicate silk curtains, linen curtains can handle the humid climate of coastal North Carolina. Linen is naturally antimicrobial and mildew-resistant, making it a great choice for indoor-outdoor window treatments for your porch or deck.

custom linen curtains indoor outdoor

3. They can handle the heat.
Where some fabrics absorb heat or easily become sun-damaged and faded over time, custom linen curtains stay cool thanks to their well-ventilated construction. For this reason, they’re one of our favorite picks for sunroom window treatments.

4. They’ve got great texture.
You’ll love running your fingers through custom linen drapes. The fabric’s slubby texture is satisfying to touch and view throughout the day, as light plays off of your window treatments come sunset or sunrise. Better yet, just like linen sheets, linen curtains only become softer with age.

5. They’re kid-friendly.
Because linen is one of the strongest fabrics you can buy, it’s a great window treatment fabric for children’s rooms, nurseries, and even splash-prone kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike more delicate fabrics, linen doesn’t pill easily, either (though be sure to consult with your designer if you’re looking for pet-friendly window treatments).

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6. They match absolutely everything.
Because they’re so versatile, custom linen drapes can match any decor, from contemporary downtown lofts to warm and welcoming farmhouse entryways. If you’re one to change up the design in your home often or just prefer an eclectic look, linen provides a great base for your window treatment design.

7. They’re oh-so-customizable.
Linen curtains aren’t always simple. They can be customized as well, with printed patterns, stylish custom trim, embroidery, and pleats. They can also be layered with other window treatments like sheers, blinds, or bamboo shades.

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Designing Your Custom Linen Curtains
In love with linen yet? Yep, we thought so! At Strickland’s Home, our designers will happily guide you in designing custom linen curtains for your space. To get started, request an appointment for a free on-site consultation. Or, visit our draperies showroom to peruse our fabrics in person.


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Strickland's Draperies & Fabrics proudly serves Bald Head Island, Bolivia, Burgaw, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Holden Beach, Jacksonville, Kure Beach, Leland, Long Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Porters Neck, Topsail Island, St. James Plantation, Shallotte, Southport, Sunset Beach, Surf City, Wallace, Whiteville, Wilmington, and Wrightsville Beach.