Basics of Window Blinds

There are many ways to display window coverings on your windows, decorating with blinds being one popular option. Blinds come in a variety of styles and can be used to create a variety of different looks for your home. 

When deciding which type of vertical window blinds to choose, it is important to consider the size of the window and the style you want to achieve. There are three main types of blinds: vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, and Roman blinds. 

Vertical blinds are the most common type and are usually shorter than horizontal or Roman blinds. They can be pulled down or pushed up, depending on the desired effect. Horizontal blinds are wider than vertical ones and typically have a slatted design so that light can enter from both the top and bottom. 

Roman blinds are similar to horizontal blinds, but their fabric is folded into an elaborate design that opens like a fan when the cords are pulled. Select a neutral color like white or light gray so that your blind will match any décor in your home.

You can also choose blinds based on their color. White blinds make a room look brighter and airy, while dark colors like black and navy add depth and drama. You can also choose prints or patterns for your blinds.

Cleaning Tips For Vertical Blinds And Panel Glides

Vertical blinds collect less dust and debris than other types of window treatments, but of course, need to be cleaned from time to time to keep them looking clean and new. However, before you start cleaning vertical casement blinds, you need to check what material they're made of, and it's an added benefit to read the manufacturer's cleaning instructions.

Fabric window vertical blinds can be washed in warm soapy water or even in the washing machine, but wooden blinds should not be exposed to moisture at all.

You can usually use a microfiber cloth, vacuum cleaner (with an additional brush), a sponge, or a towel to clean these windows. When cleaning it with soap and water, it is best to prepare the surface to dry it.

So how do you start cleaning your vertical blinds?

Cleaning the blinds while they are still on the track is possible but for a good cleaning, it is best to remove and clean them. Place the blinds in front of you and gently wipe them from top to bottom with a microfiber cloth or fluff or even a towel. 

After the dust is removed, the blinds should be washed in warm water. You can soak them in the bath or even machine wash them. Stubborn stains can be cleaned with a soapy sponge.

After the blinds are washed and cleaned, it is best to dry them. Hanging it to dry is not ideal for keeping its shape. When the blinds dry, carefully hang them back on the rails.