Window coverings, as all other things that acquire dust, need cleaning. They need to be cared and need sufficient maintenance to look the same as new and last for years. If for example, you live in a busy city like Los Angeles, chances are you might gather more dust in your home. Noise, traffic, and pollution- the ones living in the city aren’t new to these.

So how can we take care of our window coverings? How can you maintain their fine quality?

Consider the sun

Choose light colored fabrics as they are less likely to fade with exposure to sunlight. Dark colors tend to absorb sunlight, and are susceptible to premature fading. It would be a wise idea to make use of lined window treatments, blinds or shades, to protect the fabrics from the sun. You could also have window films installed professionally to protect yourself from damaging ultraviolet rays.

Shake it off

If your choice of window treatment is an elegant drapery, you can clean it by simply shaking it gently at the end of the day. This simple act would protect its fibers from dust and dirt. If you don’t want to use your hands, you can easily use a handheld vacuum-it’ll do the job!

Be gentle  

If you use wood blinds, you can smoothly clean them by using a dry, soft feather duster as it won’t ruin the wood’s quality. It is important not to use any sort of chemical cleaning solvents as they can have adverse effects on the color and texture of the blinds. You’re one of the lucky ones if you use faux wood and aluminum blinds, as they tend to be the easiest to maintain due to their smooth textures. When it comes to sheer window treatments, the most effective method would be to dry clean them because of their delicate nature.

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Different window treatments require different maintenance and cleaning methods. It is up to you to decide which one works for you, and how much time you’re willing to invest in its care.

Creative Window Coverings, Inc. is a company based in Southern California that provides a range of window treatments including custom draperies, window blinds, and window shades. Their professional consultants are available to guide you in your purchase. You can also make use of their promotional offers. To find out more, please visit their website.