How To Clean And Maintain Roman Blinds
How to clean roman blinds

Here is a Practical Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Roman Blinds for Homeowners

Whether you have recently adorned your windows with our exquisite Roman blinds or are considering them for your space, we understand that keeping these beauties pristine is a priority. We’ve heard your concerns, and this blog post is crafted with you in mind – our esteemed clients.

Many of you have reached out with questions about the best way to clean and maintain your Roman blinds. We get it – life happens, and a bit of wear and tear is inevitable.

But we are here to address the common concerns and provide simple solutions.

What Are Roman Blinds?

New to Roman Blinds? Let me simplify it for you!

Roman blinds are a classic and stylish window treatment that combines the elegance of drapes with the functionality of blinds. They consist of fabric panels that fold neatly then raised, creating a soft and tailored look.

Roman blinds have become a popular choice among homeowners. Regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial to ensure that these window dressings maintain their charm and functionality. This guide will take you through some simple yet effective steps to keep your Roman blinds in perfect shape.

Understanding Your Roman Blinds

Before the cleaning process, it is essential to have a basic understanding of your Roman blinds’ components.

Typically composed of fabric panels that fold neatly when raised, Roman blinds feature a cord mechanism facilitating their movement. Familiarity with the structure of your blinds will enhance the efficiency of your cleaning efforts.

Gathering Your Cleaning Tools

  1. Vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
  2. Feather duster
  3. Microfibre cloth
  4. Steamer         
  5. Gentle detergent
  6. Specialist fabric stain remover
  7. Clean water
  8. Dish soap or mild detergent
  9. White vinegar
  10. Spray bottle

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Step 5 – Refresh the Roman Blinds

For an overall fabric Roman blind refresh, mix lukewarm water with a few drops of gentle dish soap or fabric detergent. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe down the entire surface. Prioritize testing in an inconspicuous area to avoid fabric discolouration. Be patient and gentle—avoid vigorous scrubbing to preserve the fabric’s integrity.

Step 6 – Mould Removal

While it’s advisable not to use Roman blinds in consistently damp areas such as bathrooms or kitchens, they can still develop mould, especially during winter when condensation may get trapped between the blind and the window. If you spot mould on your Roman blinds, check if they’re dry clean only. For fabrics that aren’t dry-clean only, take the blind down and stretch it out to dry. Optimal drying is outdoors in direct sunlight, but you can also place it near a heat source or fan for effective results.

Remember to wear a mask and glasses, then gently vacuum. Mix 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water in a spray bottle, spray, let it sit, and blot it with a dry cloth. Repeat if necessary, use fresh water, and ensure they’re fully dry before rehanging.

Step 7 – Steam Clean

If your Roman blind develops creases or wrinkles, a simple solution is steam cleaning with a hand-held steamer. For velvet fabrics, remember to steam only on the lining side. Set your steamer to the lowest temperature, keep the attachment at a distance from the fabric, and move it lightly and briskly to avoid concentrating on one spot.


Step 8 – Let the Blinds Completely Dry Before Hanging


Lay the blinds flat or hang them in a well-ventilated area. Ensure they are thoroughly dry before rehanging to prevent any damage.

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Step 1 – Prepare and Extend the Blinds

To initiate the cleaning process, prepare and extend your blinds properly. Hold the bottom of the blinds open, ensuring the fabric is stretched and tight. This step facilitates easier and more thorough cleaning, reaching all areas of the


Step 2 – Remove Dust

Commence your regular cleaning routine by vacuuming the blinds to eliminate dust and debris. Utilize the soft brush attachment to prevent dust buildup effectively. Begin by closing the blinds entirely and gradually brush the fabric downward to avoid redistributing dust. For delicate fabrics like silk or lace, opt for a feather duster or microfibre cloth.

Step 3 – Identify Areas that Require Extra Attention

Concentrate on the sides, bottom edges, and fabric creases where dust accumulates. Thoroughly dust or brush these areas, especially if the blinds have been stationary for an extended period.

Step 4 – Treat the Stains and Marks

For stains or marks, use a clean, damp cloth with a gentle detergent to lift the stain. Spot-clean stubborn stains with a specialist fabric stain remover, ensuring it’s suitable for your blinds’ material. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test in an inconspicuous area.

Tips to Clean Stains and Marks from Roman Blinds?

a. Blotting with Fresh Water: Gently blot the blinds with a clean, damp cloth, testing an inconspicuous area first.

b. Using a Little Detergent: Add dish soap or mild detergent to the cleaning solution, blotting the material and rinsing with fresh water if necessary.

c. Using a Specialist Stain Remover:

Follow care instructions, test the remover in an inconspicuous area, and apply

it to the stain. Use a gentle brush, like an old toothbrush, if needed.

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After reading all this, one question that might have struck many minds is: Can You Wash Roman Blinds in Washing Machine?

While it may sound easy and even work for certain fabric blinds, tossing them into the washing machine can be risky. However with La Tenda’s easy clean Roman Blinds, you do not have to worry about a thing.

La Tenda’s Roman blinds are super easy to clean – just toss them in the washing machine at 30 degrees! Thanks to clever velcro, you can easily take them off the mechanism for a quick wash. No fuss, no hassle – just a straightforward way to keep your Roman blinds looking fresh and fabulous.

Final Words

With the right tools and techniques, you can keep them looking fresh and bright, enhancing the overall look of your space. Following the tips outlined in this guide, you will have clean and beautiful Roman blinds in no time!

If the thought of cleaning your Roman blinds feels overwhelming, worry not! Seeking professional assistance is a viable and effective solution. Whether it’s through steam cleaning or dry cleaning, experts can handle the task with finesse, ensuring your blinds remain as elegant as ever.

Always check fabric care instructions, and let the professionals take the hassle out of the process, especially when dealing with stains or mildew. Your Roman blinds deserve the best care, and with expert help.

Visit the La Tenda Curtains and Blinds website for more in-depth information about window treatments.