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Quick Tip #10: Roman Blind Maintenance

Coming out of the recent reader discussions and suggestions on our article on Roman Blinds we decided that this useful comment on cleaning and maintaining your blinds should definitely be added to our Quick Tips:

10#   Extend the life of your Roman Blinds by having the fabric treated before hand with a stain repellent (like Scotchgard) and then giving it a regular vacuum to prevent dust from accumulating. Also remember, like with any mechanism, when drawing the roman shades up and down each day to do it with caution to avert unnecessary wear-and-tear on the cords.

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Décor Dictionary: Roman Blind

Roman Blinds

To accompany yesterday’s Décor Diva article on Roman Blinds, here is the corresponding décor term:

Roman Blind:  is a window treatment consisting of a length of material which, when drawn up by eyelet-channelled cords, gathers into horizontal folds from the bottom. This form of window shade also provides an uncluttered appearance can be customed to fit either a contemporary or more traditional interior.

The beautiful contemporary Roman Blinds above are from Luxaflex

Décor Dictionary: Window Treatment

Window Treatment:   To “dress” or “cover” a window opening.  It is interchangeable with the term “Window Coverings”  (only difference is that it sounds posh and professional). Window coverings can be custom designed to specific measurements and styles.  It can be either functional or decorative, or both. Window coverings / treatments includes blinds, curtains, shutters, drapes, fabrics, hardware and tiebacks applied to the window opening and adjoining wall space.

Image via Anthropologie