A Guide to Cleaning Blinds and Curtains

Caring for your Window Dressings!



Welcome back, dear readers! Today, let's delve into the world of home care and discuss an often-overlooked aspect – cleaning blinds and curtains. At Inches Curtains in Cleckheaton, we understand the importance of maintaining the beauty of your bespoke blinds and handmade curtains. In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide you with easy and effective tips to keep your window dressings looking as fabulous as the day you brought them home.

Understanding the Importance of Clean Blinds and Curtains:

Your blinds and curtains play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home. Besides being decorative elements, they also shield your interiors from the harsh elements. Cleaning them regularly not only preserves their visual charm but also contributes to a healthier living environment by removing dust, allergens, and pollutants.

Inches Curtains: Your Trusted Haberdashery in Cleckheaton:

Before we delve into the cleaning tips, let's take a moment to appreciate Inches Curtains, your go-to haberdashery in Cleckheaton. Nestled in our beautiful showroom, we offer a stunning selection of made-to-measure blinds, custom blinds, and handmade blinds. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always ready to assist you, providing insights into design possibilities and answering any queries you may have.

Choosing the Right Blinds and Curtains for Your Home:

At Inches Curtains, we understand that selecting the right blinds is a crucial decision. Our showroom is meticulously designed to make this process enjoyable and informative. With a wide range of fabrics and diverse styles showcased in our fabric shop, finding the perfect material to complement your space becomes a delightful experience.


Cleaning Made-to-Measure Blinds:

Dust Regularly: Use a feather duster or a microfiber cloth to gently dust the surface of your blinds. This prevents the accumulation of dust, which can dull the colours over time.

Vacuuming: For fabric blinds, a gentle vacuuming with a brush attachment can help remove embedded dust and dirt. Ensure the vacuum is on a low setting to avoid any damage.

Spot Cleaning: Deal with stains promptly by spot cleaning with a mild detergent or a fabric-friendly cleaning solution. Test it on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it won't affect the colour or texture.


Cleaning Handmade Curtains:

Check Care Labels: Before diving into cleaning, check the care labels on your curtains. Different fabrics may require specific care instructions.

Gentle Washing: For machine-washable curtains, use a gentle cycle with cold water. If handwashing, be cautious not to wring them out, as this can cause wrinkles.

Steam Cleaning: Steam cleaning is an effective method for curtains that shouldn't be immersed in water. It helps remove odours and refresh the fabric.


Dealing with Mold and Stains:

Condensation can lead to mold growth on curtains. To protect against mold, maintain proper ventilation, use dehumidifiers, and consider anti-mold sprays or curtains with protective linings.

To deal with stains, spot clean with a mild detergent solution for general stains and use baking soda to eliminate odours. Promptly address stains and opt for professional cleaning if needed.

These measures will help preserve the beauty and hygiene of your curtains, ensuring they remain a delightful addition to your home.


Taking care of your blinds and curtains is an investment in the longevity of your home's aesthetic appeal. At Inches Curtains, we not only provide you with exquisite window dressings but also want to ensure they remain stunning for years to come. By following these simple cleaning tips, you'll keep your blinds and curtains looking as beautiful as the day you selected them. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the charm of your home.

And remember, we are here to help! For further advice don’t hesitate to visit our showroom at 54 St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3SD. Call on 01274 851 151 OR email  shop@inchescurtains.co.uk