Linen is the best summer material, and I've found 12 home accessories that perfect the relaxed/elevated vibe

Summer’s favorite fabric isn’t just for clothing – you can really give your decor a refresh for the season with these subtle-yet-stylish home accessories

linen napkins, throw pillow, and block-color tablecloth on a colorful background
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Summer is synonymous with many things: strolls in wildflower-covered fields, sunshine-drenched cocktails on rooftop bars and, of course, linen. From flowing curtains to dinner napkins, the breathable, minimalist, and effortlessly elegant fabric just makes sense to have around the home once the weather warms up. It makes a nice switch from the cozy wool pillows and heavy velvet curtains that reign supreme during the winter months, in any case.

There’s a plethora of stylish linen pieces available to shop from our selection of the best home decor stores – most of which are far less expensive than they actually look! So I’ve gone through them with a fine-tooth comb to curate a list of the most elegant linen accessories which will really elevate your home’s decor for the summer. 

Valeza Bakolli
Contributing Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.