It's All In The Treatment: How To Care For Your Roman Shades


If you've chosen roman shades for your new home, you've made an excellent choice. Roman shades provide complete coverage of your windows when they're closed. However, when they're open, they don't leave any unsightly bumps or bulges. Another benefit of roman shades is that they're relatively easy to maintain. If you've selected fabric for your roman shades, here are three simple steps you should take to keep them looking brand new.

Dust or Vacuum Weekly

When it comes to caring for your shades, the most important thing you can do is dust or vacuum them weekly. If your shades don't have any delicate lace or edging, you can take a low-suction vacuum to them. Simply close your shades to expose all the fabric, and then vacuum the entire surface. If you have delicate edging or lace, you'll need to use a micro-fiber duster on your shades. Follow the same process as with the vacuum. Close the shades to expose all the fabric and then run the duster across the entire surface of the fabric. Be sure to pay close attention to the edges, which is where dust tends to gather.

Remove Stains Immediately

If the fabric on your shades happens to get stained, you'll need to take care of that as soon as possible. Set-in stains are much more difficult to get rid of. As soon as something that can stain comes in contact with your shades, you'll need to take quick action. If the substance isn't greasy, splash a small amount of club soda on the area and blot it with a clean cloth. If the substance is greasy, spray stain lifter on the area and follow the label instructions.

Machine Wash Monthly

Fabric shades can get dirty hanging on the windows day after day. To help keep them looking their best, you'll need to machine wash them about once a month. Simply take them down off the windows and toss them in the washing machine. You'll need to remove the dowels first, however. Wash and rinse them in cold water and be sure to use liquid laundry detergent. Powder detergent can leave a flaky residue on your shades. Dry your shades on low heat until they're dry, and then hang them back up.

Now that you have roman shades in your home, you'll want to keep them looking their best. Use the simple instructions provided here to preserve the beauty of your roman shades.


28 March 2018

The Perfect Windows For Your House

When was the last time you really looked at your home windows and thought about their condition? Although they can be easy to ignore, older windows or versions that have insulation troubles won't protect your home from steep temperature changes, pest infestations, or harsh UV sunlight. I decided to upgrade my own windows a few years ago, which is why I made this blog. Here, I have collected loads of information about window types, features, and styles, so that you don't have to guess when it comes to your brand new window installation. By using this information, your home can look better than ever.