Curtains play a key role in the functionality and style of a home interior and often drapery is a significant design element where thousands of dollars have been spent for a truly professional look.
It makes sense then, with such an important element of the home, that your curtains are cared for appropriately to maintain their look and lifespan.
Over time, curtains can very quickly collect dust, grow mildew and become marked from dirty hands, so it is essential that regular cleaning of your curtains take place.
Removing curtains from their tracks and popping them in the washing machine sounds like the easiest way – but this is not appropriate for some fabrics and there are important steps to follow in order to keep your favourite draperies in top condition.
The following tips apply to most curtains, however some fabrics will have specific cleaning instructions, so you should always follow those first. It's also important to be aware of the potential for a small amount of shrinkage – depending on your curtain fabric.