Why Linen Lampshades Have Become Our Go-To Light Covers
With so many beautiful lampshades out there, it can be difficult choosing the right cover for your light! Fret no more as linen has been dubbed the new luxe and is the perfect adaptable material to cover all your shades. Dip into a world of affordable elegance as we take a look at the benefits of using a linen lampshade and detail how to go about keeping them looking as good as new long after their installation!
Benefits Of Linen Lampshades
Linen is a lightweight fabric that allows the glow of light to seep warmly through its fibres. Using a linen lampshade sets a relaxed ambiance in a room and illuminates the space beautifully. Apart from its more aesthetic properties, linen shades have pros that far extend the eye's gaze.
This popular textile is both long-lasting as well as versatile. It is the world’s strongest natural fibre and can easily be dyed the colour of your choosing. Along with being eco-friendly and sustainable, linen is also incredibly hypoallergenic and well-renowned for its antibacterial traits.
How To Clean Your Linen Lampshade
- Dry method: This is the method we’d most likely recommend using if you’re looking to clean a linen lamp cover. Dry cleaning methods include; vacuuming, dry brushing with a new paintbrush, or use tape. Light vacuuming is great for removing fine dust, but brushing your shade with an unused paintbrush may be necessary to remove thick layers of build-up dust gently.
- Liquid method: This method is only to be used on silk styled shades with soft fabric linings. If the shade isn’t sewn it could fall apart (some are glued). You never want to get a hardback shade wet, as it will leave water marks.
- If none of the above methods effectively clean your cover, then we’d recommend removing your lampshade from its fitting and submerging it in a bathtub of warm water and woollite soap. Hold the shade by the top metal, you can gently rub any marks. Once it’s been cleaned, rinse the shade in the shower and place in hot sun to dry, or use the blow dryer. You want to insure it dries quickly and evenly. Otherwise it will leave water marks. The top and bottom trim will hold the most water, so focus on those spots.
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