It’s a nice feeling when you hang a new set of curtains up in your home. More often than not the curtains are finishing touches to fresh interior decor, they create interesting window features, harmonise with the theme of the room, cleverly blending with the other soft furnishings you have bought for your house.
Left alone for a while though, and those curtains will start to look a little dusty. This is when you launder them or have them steam cleaned, to restore their colour and remove traces of dirt or grime.
There’s no given rule to how often you should take those curtains down to give them a clean, can we suggest a twice-yearly approach though, to help you keep on top of those household chores.
Reasons to change curtains twice a year
Move with the seasons
Changing curtains twice a year gives you the opportunity to have summer or winter curtains. If you like to carry out a spring clean at the end of winter and an autumn clean following winter, what’s stopping you from swapping curtains at the same time?
Have two sets of curtains and you can have a summer or a winter look depending on the time of year simply by changing soft furnishings.
Create a healthy home
General dusting keeps dirt at bay but to really shift in-built grime from curtains, give them a thorough clean. Do this twice a year and your home is far more hygienic, reducing the impact of dirt, bugs, bacteria or smelly odours.
A six-monthly clean also keeps your curtains in pristine condition, as well as being healthier for your home.
Be a little more creative
If you regularly get bored with the look of your home a change of curtains, cushions and soft furnishings once every six months or so lets you toy with creative ideas.
Use neutral colours for the walls of your home, then inject a splash of colour using curtains, rugs or cushions, this is fun, it’s creative, and it prevents different rooms in your home looking a little bland.
It’s no trouble!
How much effort is involved when you change a set of curtains? Unhook them from a curtain rail or slide them off a pole and you are ready to replace your window accessories with a totally different look in a matter of minutes.
This is a fast fix, whether you simply want to create a new look or think it’s time your curtains had a clean, a six month schedule isn’t exactly labour-intensive.
Have two sets of curtains for each room in the property and you can swap dirty sets for clean sets whenever you like.
For inspiration, or to order new sets of curtains, contact us at PH Blinds, we have the widest choice of high-quality items.