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Create your style with Himla's curtains

Besides colours and structures, linen has a several characteristics you can use to create your own, personal style. The hanging makes a difference, but your choice of linen fibres, weavings and needlework details will also boost the result. One of Himla's favourite tips is to consciously experiment with tending. Wash, tumble-dry, iron and spray, and you'll get different outcomes. Wrinkles can be quite charming, while smooth, glossy linen makes a strict impression. Here's a guide to help you on your way!  


Ten shades of white
White linen fabrics with different structures are a goldmine when making a beautiful window. By using several lenghts in different shades of white, you can create a magnificent effect, looking so thoroughly planned no-one will realize what a simple arrangement it truly is.

From månsten to safir
To give a room a special character, try working with linen in harmonizing colours. Be inspired by shades like aftonbris, onyx, lavendel, mother of pearl, rosewater, månsten and safir.

Airy light and compact darkness
The best thing about linen is how easy you can create light effects by using different structures. While a thin straining-cloth works like a veil, letting the sunlight in, the coarser linen works like a screen, while offering more character and a slightly rustic style. By playing with structures, you can control the atmosphere of a room.


HANG, DRAPE AND ROLL THE RECIEVE YOUR STYLE

Urban and multi-functional

Curtains with heading tape are extremely adaptable, and can be used around windows, as lounge drapes, or as wall decorations. You can easily change them back and forth; creating a lively, nice and tidy room.

Timeless

Eyelet headed curtains are durable, and easy to open and close. A course linen may create a masculine effect, while a lighter structure gives the room a modern, fresh lightness. Urban - but also rural, depending on your style in the rest of the room.

Romantic/19th century

The sequel to the historic curtain with ribbon tabs and valance is modern, romantic and smart, and works just as well in urban environments as on the countryside.

Minimalistic

Roman blinds should work best. A roman blind curtain is flexible, easily handled and comes in many pre-made sizes. Do you have an unusually sized window? We'll make your curtain to measure. Visit one of our concept stores, and we'll help you out.

Ribbon tabs

Everyone seems to like ribbon tab curtains - you put them up, and then they're just hanging there being beautiful. And what's not to like about sheer linen that lets light in? You can create a romantic style by letting the curtains cascade down on the floor, or a stricter impression by shortening them a bit.


WASH, IRON AND WRINKLE TO CREATE YOUR STYLE

Linen is a natural material with living fibres, whose qualities makes for a fabric that ages very well. They can stand pretty rough stuff and a lot of washings, but water and heat will have an effect on the fibres. 

If you want to preserve your curtains' original quality - take them to the dry-cleaners. You can also choose to treat your linen differently, and create a whole new look. 


CHANGE YOUR HOME WITH CURTAINS

Here are some tricks to help you change your home or enhance a certain style.

  • New curtains can be used immediately, without washing. Spray with water to get rid of any creases.
  • Ironing the curtain will flatten the fibres, giving the linen a different structure.
  • Linen can be washed in higher temperatures, but the fibres will change - they'll get a different, slightly wilder structure, giving the curtains a more casual, charming style.
  • Do you prefer the bohemian, careless style? Wash, hang and enjoy the wrinkly look. Wash, tumble-dry and hang, and the wrinkles will be even more pronounced.
  • Ironing your curtains after washing them will make them shiny, almost glossy and give them that crisp, starched look.
  • The starched look will be even more emphasized if you mangle your linen curtains.

How to get your dream bed

Your bedroom is the place where you spend most of your time. Make your bed in your style, find your favourite sheet and finish your bedding with a bedspread to create a room for dreaming.


1. Bed skirt and headboard

For a nice and harmonic setting, invest in a bed skirt and a headbord. It will affect your whole bedroom, giving it a lovely, cosy touch. 

2. Duvet covers

When choosing your bed linen, consider what you want to experience when slipping under the covers. While satin gives you that luxurious softness, linen provides a slighter heavier, cooler touch, and cotton envelops you in crispy freshness. 

3. Cushions

Increase your personal style with cushions. Use a lot of cushions in different sizes and materials for a nice feeling. You will get a beautiul bedroom when using a matching colour scale on your duvet covers, pillowcases, bedspread and cushions. 

4. Bedspread and a wrinkled throw

The bedspread is the important final touch when making your bed. Put a tight folded bedspread in the foot end of your bed and throw on a crinkled cotton throw, and you will instantly get a beautiful bedding. Or choose a hand sewn velvet bedspread for a more romantic style. Regardless which bedspread you choose, see it as the most important detail of your bedding.

Inspiration
Your bedroom is the place where you spend most of your time. Make your bed in your style, find your favourite sheet and finish your bedding with a bedspread to create a room for dreaming. 1. Bed skirt and headboard For a nice and harmonic setting, invest in a bed skirt and a headbord. It will affect your whole bedroom, giving it a lovely, cosy touch.  2. Duvet covers When choosing your bed linen, consider what you want to experience when slipping under the covers. While satin gives you that luxurious softness, linen provides a slighter heavier, cooler touch, and cotton envelops you in crispy freshness.  3. Cushions Increase your personal style with cushions. Use a lot of cushions in different sizes and materials for a nice feeling. You will get a beautiul bedroom when using a matching colour scale on your duvet covers, pillowcases, bedspread and cushions.  4. Bedspread and a wrinkled throw The bedspread is the important final touch when making your bed. Put a tight folded bedspread in the foot end of your bed and throw on a crinkled cotton throw, and you will instantly get a beautiful bedding. Or choose a hand sewn velvet bedspread for a more romantic style. Regardless which bedspread you choose, see it as the most important detail of your bedding.
News
Himla is now launching a new stylish ceramics collection to complete the perfect table setting for everyday and special occasions. "With Pleasure" is a ceramic series of stoneware in minimalistic design. The pottery, which is available in five different colour, is color-coordinated with Himla textiles and thus provide more combination possibilities for the table setting. With Pleasure consists of four different plates for different functions and two different bowls and is available in ash, charcoal, lyric, rose and white. The pottery is launched in November 2016 and sold exclusively in high places Concept Store and NK Classic Home.
Press Releases
Himla launches a new ecommerce to meet the great interest from the Nordic market. With the transition, the ecommerce will be faster and with a strong focus on ease of use. - We noticed that both consumers and retailers were missing a lot of features in Himla’s first ecommerce, launched in 2014.  We want the visitor to get the same experience in our stores as in the sofa with their computer or mobile, says Erik Milbrink, Marketing and Ecommerce Manager at Himla. The new site is fully optimized for both mobile, tablet and laptop where our customers want to buy. Himla is distributed through various sales channels; dealers in Sweden and globally in the form of well-known department stores, boutiques, chains and external merchants and has four company-owned concept stores in Sweden. Ecommerce was launched in 2014 to supplement the physical stores and strengthen the presence in the Swedish market. As Himla is now further expanding globally they want the ecommerce to have the same capacity. - The launch of a new Nordic ecommerce is fully in line with our vision for 2020; growth through ecommerce and exports. This investment is carried out to meet the growing digital needs, able to act omni-channel and reach out to more markets. The customer must have an inspiring and pleasurable shopping experience, regardless of the sales channel they choose. We want to invest fully to be inspiring experts in textile and home furnishings, says Charlotte Axlund, Vice President and Board Member of Himla. Himla ecommerce has been developed in cooperation with carefully selected external partners; Uppsala-based success story Wasabi Web and reputed design agency BankerWessel. Simplicity, clarity and ease of use has been the focus of development. The Swedish home interior company Himla creates beautiful textiles for every room. Himla has for the past twenty years had the same simple idea; to be a source of endless inspiration, beautifying their customers' homes. Design and color schemes are designed by Himla and the concept of the brand stands for quality, color coordination and inspiring variety - everything from natural materials. The range includes products in the segments: Dining, Living, Bed and Bath.