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Cleaning window decoration: how do you do that?

We’re sure you know the feeling: after a while, you want to thoroughly clean whatever is hanging in front of your windows. But how? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know how to get started. It’s important to follow the washing instructions but there are also a few other useful tips!

Honeycomb curtain

As you may have seen, these curtains are built up in a honeycomb structure. And a lot of dust can pile up in there. You can choose to blow out the dust yourself, but that’s a pretty exhausting job. Therefore, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush and try getting the dust down on both sides with low suction.

Did you notice some spots? First try removing them without wetting the curtain. If that doesn’t do the trick, dab a soft sponge in lukewarm water. Make sure it’s clammy and then pat on the honeycomb curtain. Important: do not use

(Faux) wooden or aluminium venetian blinds

Do you have blinds in your house? We bet people keep telling you they are absolutely difficult to maintain? Well, it’s the opposite that’s true. It’s actually the type of window decoration that requires the least maintenance but you have to do it on a regular basis.

You tilt all the slats downwards before you begin. Then wipe them clean with a feather duster or with a microfibre cloth from left to right and from top to bottom. Do you notice any obstinate stains on your blinds? Then use a slightly damp cloth to remove it and do not – under any circumstances – use cleaning products for your wooden ones!

Ready? Tilt the slats in the other direction and start again.

Vertical blinds

This type of window decoration is also easy to clean by dusting the slats with a microfibre cloth. But, if you prefer a more thorough approach…

You can wash them in cold water by hand! It’s important to roll up the slats – do not fold! – and to have enough space to do so, for example in a bath tub.

Curtains

The best way to clean your curtains, is taking them to the dry cleaner! Do you really want to do this yourself? Then wash them as shortly as possible on a low temperature with a fine washing program. However, keep in mind that they can shrink a little bit. In order to maintain their beautiful shape afterwards, you should hang them back in front of your windows while they’re still wet.

Roman blinds

You can easily dust your roman blinds. But you can also wash them. First, remove the fabric from the velcro, remote the slats and loosen the cords. Then, wash at 30° without centrifugation and at the lowest setting. Avoid discoloration by not using any washing powder of laundry detergent.

Day and night and roller blinds

The easiest type of window decoration when it comes to maintenance. You just roll them down and dust them!

We really want to emphasize the importance of the washing instructions of your window decoration.
It’s important to respect them. If you have any questions, don’t take any risks. Seek advice from an expert!

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