Styling Mat Textile Guide

Styling Mat Textile Guide

Are you in the market for a new styling mat? If so, you may be wondering what the differences are between the different types of textiles that mats can be made from. In this blog post, we'll take a look at our four options for styling mat textiles - wool, linen, velvet, and spill-proof - and compare their features. By the end of this post, you'll have a better idea of which textile and Styling Mat is right for you!

I love wool for its understated beauty. The delicate weave is so subtle and minimal, it doesn't distract from the overall flat-lay, but instead complements and elevates. It is naturally water resistant, so most spills will roll right off the mat and the rest can be blotted with a clean rag. It has the best combination of sophistication and durability. Spray with a stain guard for even more protection.

The warmth of wool. The luxurious feel of velvet. The natural, breathable beauty of linen. These are fabrics that have stood the test of time, loved for their unique textures and interesting histories. Linen is one of those fabrics that never goes out of style, which makes it a great choice for many different types of flat-lays.  Its unique texture is created by the renewable fibers of the flax plant, which are spun into yarn and then woven into fabric, making it a sustainable textile choice. To keep your linen styling mats looking great, it's a good idea to spray with a stain guard. This will help resist dirt and spills.

Flat-lay photographs are more than just a snapshot of the wedding details or products; they're an opportunity to create a beautiful, engaging image. The rich sheen of velvet fabric adds dimension and interest to any flat-lay by adding depth and texture. 

You can machine wash our Single Sided Velvet Styling Mats, which makes them perfect for styling with heavy florals on a busy wedding day.

Synthetic fibers are typically made from nonrenewable resources, making them a less sustainable option. However, if you're looking for a Styling Mat that will resist spills and be machine washable, our Spill Proof Mats are a great option. We use American-made fabric and the mats are hand torn in our Atlanta studio in small batches.

So, which one of these textiles do you think would be the best choice for your Styling Mat? If you’re still not sure after reading this post, we suggest checking out our shop to see all of the different colors and textures available. No matter what type of material you choose, know that our mats are designed to help you easily achieve an elevated flat-lay every time. We are also always happy to hear from you. Send us an email (hello@locustcollection.com) or text (470-778-4224) with follow up questions, and we can suggest the best Styling Mat for your next project.