In my opinion, nothing encapsulates classic decadence with resort-style living than crisp, white linen sofas.
They evoke memories of holidays in the Whitsundays and Southern Europe, and even those Bond movies shot in exotic locations that I watched as a child.
Admittedly, white linen is not the most practical way to decorate, especially if you have a family and pets.
But on the plus side, they are an investment because they never seem to date. They are so versatile, you see them in a range of different decorating styles, from minimalist, urban, French, coastal, and Hamptons, to the resort-style interiors I mentioned above.
Linen celebrates the decadence of the past with the sustainability of the future. The wonder of the textile is that it works with the environment without compromising on the wow factor – a big tick for eco warriors.
And white linen sofas create a lifestyle that most buyers can only dream about
White and neutral sofas may be a stylist’s best friend, but they’re not practical for everyone. However, many linen-look fabrics are now made from a blend of fibres that make them more durable and stain-resistant and there is also the option of slip-on covers for ease of cleaning.
So, go on. Life’s too short to fret about sticky fingers and wet paw prints. Sneak one of these gorgeous sofas into your parents’ retreat or that space in your home you’ve dedicated to you.
Below are five of my current favourites: