When something exceeds fashion changes every year and remains up to date regardless of the time, it will surely be because it provides something more than mere aesthetics. Such is the case with linen covers, which are very practical as well as decorative.

This trend, which has come to stay, owes much to one of the greatest designers over recent decades: the Belgian Axel Vervoordt. Its interiors are recognizable by a refined, almost minimalist style, which for many will seem rather cold. But a sofa with a linen cover will work well in any environment, from the soberest to the warmest, so we can consider it like a chameleon of the decoration. Let’s take a look:

linencovers11. Minimalist. Opened in 2014, this penthouse in a hotel in Tribeca, New York City, was designed by Axel Vervoordt. His sofas and armchairs with linen covers provide a simple, harmonious and natural luxury. Via Home Adore

linencovers22. Sophisticated. Same philosophy by adding more contemporary elements. This is a living room in Antwerp that belongs to another celebrated Belgian: architect Vincent Van Duysen. Photo: Manolo Yllera

 linencovers33. Vintage accents. This Victorian house in Melbourne (Australia) counteracts the character of architectural elements with classic and timeless decor, as a result of joining the sofa, dressed in linen, with vintage and design accents. Via: Homestolove.com.au Photo: Derek Swalwell

linencovers44. Totally classic. A sofa with a cover of white linen, as a counterpoint, works perfectly in a formal and classic atmosphere. Via: Claire Hammond Interiors 

linencovers55. Coastal. In the U.S. on the banks of the Hudson, the lounge of this nautical-themed House includes different environments, all equipped with sofas and armchairs covered in linen. Via: Houzz.  Chango & Co. Photo: Ball & Albanese

linencovers66. Shabby Chic: Comfortable and clear, a shabby chic look doesn’t mean a excessive and overloaded room. Composed of several pieces with linen covers, this living room is a good example. Vía: Lulu Tapp of DustyLu Interiors.

linencovers77. Ethnic: White linen covers enhance the natural and relaxed style of this space decorated by Amber Lewis. Via Amber Interior Design 

linencovers88. Natural and relaxed: An uncomplicated room in which the main protagonists are several pieces with linen covers from Blasco & Blasco.

linencovers99. Industrial. This sofa, dressed in natural coloured linen, fits wonderfully in an industrial and masculine style loft. Via Lowe Home 

linencovers1010. The most contemporary: Very current lines in this area designed by Edward Solomon Briggs in black and white. Every seating piece in the living area and dining room are dressed with white linen covers. Via The Decorista