Functional and stylish window treatments should be a part of your home’s design, but they should also be easy to maintain. Cleaning and maintaining window coverings is a time-consuming task that no one enjoys. Especially if you can use that time to spend quality time with your family, pursue your interests, and appreciate the things in life that truly matter most. Fortunately, there are a variety of beautiful, low-maintenance, and easy-to-clean blind styles to choose from.
Blinds That Hang Vertically
Vertical blinds have long slats that run up and down instead of side to side, making them the most convenient to clean. For this reason, horizontal blinds collect more dust and dirt than vertical blinds because dust falls from slats to the floor. If you want to keep your vertical blinds looking their best, you’ll need to vacuum them occasionally. In contrast, PVC vertical blinds can be dusted with a feather duster every few weeks.
Blinds With a Roller Mechanism
Compared to vertical blinds, roller blinds are a breeze to clean and care for. Waterproof, heavy-duty roller blinds are the simplest to maintain, while delicate silk roller blinds require more time and effort. Fabrics for these blinds range from blackout and waterproof to fireproof and thermal. Fine silk and voile materials are also available. A vacuum attachment with an upholstery brush is needed to clean most roller blinds regularly.
Cellular Shades And Honeycomb Shades
People who want thermal blinds often choose honeycomb blinds. A layer of insulation is created by the cellular design of these blinds. They can be used to keep heat in or hot sunlight out during the summer. These are both energy-efficient and easy to maintain blinds. Dust-repellent anti-static fabrics are the most common material used to make them. As a result, you won’t have to clean them nearly as frequently as other fabric blinds would.
Faux-Wood Venetian And Aluminum Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are horizontal blinds made of various materials, including wood, PVC, and metals like aluminium. Faux wood, PVC, and aluminium blinds are the simplest to maintain. Use a microfibre cloth or feather duster every few weeks to dust the Venetian blinds. You won’t have to clean the slats as often if you tilt them slightly, as they won’t collect as much dust. Vacuum the slats of your hardy Venetian blinds before using a damp cloth to remove any built-up grime from the slats of the blinds.
Roman blinds, like roller blinds, can be made from various materials. When raised, Roman blinds have beautiful folds that aren’t present in vertical blinds. Operate your roman blinds regularly or keep them closed whenever possible to make cleaning them easier. The wrinkles will collect less dust as a result of this. Use an upholstery brush to vacuum the fabric regularly for routine maintenance gently. The blinds’ fabric may need to be cleaned by a professional dry cleaner if they become stained.