Published at Monday, 15 July 2019. Curtains. By Victorine Avril.
Always check the care label first before washing them. The last thing you want to do is ruin the drapes by not closely following the instructions. When you are washing curtains for the first time, be sure to check the suitability of the detergent being used. Test a small patch of the curtain with a mixture of water and the laundry detergent. The majority of washable curtains need to be cleaned with a gentle detergent and in cold water. Of course don’t forget to remove any metal fittings or hooks before you wash the drapes. You can line dry the curtains. A clothes dryer will work just as well, but make sure the settings are on low.
There are different types of curtains that are very difficult to take down from the rod and to maintain. Hence, you should always think twice before purchasing such curtains. It is very difficult to clean these curtains. This is where grommet curtains come across as the best choice because these curtains can easily slide over the rods. They do not come with any complicated stitching. Moreover, the fabric materials like silk, cotton or polyester are easily washable and you can wash them at home in the washing machine.
For large windows situated in the living room, choose pleated or layered curtains made from fabrics like silk, satin or velvet. You can also have beaded curtains. Having valances or pelmet to cover the curtain rods will give the curtains a better finish. For windows that face the street, double-sided curtains are better as they give a presentable look. To make the curtains look more fancy use tie backs which also help in gathering up the curtain when not in use. These curtains also help to cover some flaws in the room. They can also be used to neutralize extremely light or dark shades on the walls.
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