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How to clean roman blinds

avatar of Emily Booth

by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 08/10/2016

Updated: 28/01/2020

Keep your Roman blind looking clean and fresh with our ‘how to…’ cleaning guide. Discover the best and simplest methods for regular cleaning and get expert advice on effective stain removal.

Roman blinds look beautiful at your window and are most suitable for rooms with light usage such as bedrooms, hallways, living rooms and dining areas, where you want to incorporate your window dressing into your interior design scheme.  

They’re also easy to maintain with light, regular cleaning, without the need to take them down from your windows.

  1. Lightly vacuum the blind to remove dust and debris
The easiest way to keep your Roman blind clean and dust free is by using a vacuum cleaner with a specialist upholstery attachment. Open your blind fully and, using the upholstery attachment, carefully brush the fabric in a downwards motion until you have vacuumed the whole of the blind surface. Pay special attention to the bottom and side edges of the blind. These attract the most dust as they are in regular contact with your window sill and frame.

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  1. Treat any stains on your Roman blinds

If your Roman blind does get stained, first try to remove the stain using a clean, damp cloth. Gently rub the affected area with the cloth until the stain begins to lift.

For more stubborn stains, you may need to apply a specialist fabric stain remover. There are many suitable stain removal products on the market. Always check that the product you are using is appropriate for your Roman blind fabric and make sure you follow the manufacturer instructions for removing the stain. One thing to be wary of when using a stain remover is that you may end up with a clean spot on your blind which is significantly lighter than the rest of your blind fabric. 

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Professional cleaning

We do not recommend machine washing any of our Roman blinds. However, many of our fabrics are dry clean only. Look out for the dry clean symbol on our fabric swatches, but do always check with your local dry cleaning company before taking your blinds down. 

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We hope you have found this guide to cleaning your Roman blinds helpful. See our other ‘How to… cleaning guides’ for more top tips.

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