If you want to give any room in your home a warm, rustic feel, consider covering your windows with wood blinds. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, but wood blinds are also easy to care for and maintain.
While you can buy realistic-looking faux wood blinds to save money, authentic will not only look better, they will most likely last longer as well. Not only will authentic wood blinds give any space in your home a relaxed, nature-inspired touch, but they will also be eco-friendly.
To go the environmentally-friendly route, pick blinds that are made out of bamboo, which is a renewable resource. You can either go with slat-style bamboo blinds for a classic look or woven blinds for a tropical-themed touch.
Wood blinds are also convenient in that they are available in an array of shades, from light oak to dark mahogany. Painted white blinds are also an option if you desire a clean, nautical-inspired appearance.
No matter what color of wood blinds you've chosen, here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining them:
1. Daily or Weekly Basis
Depending on how busy your household is, and whether you have pets or children, you may need to dust your wood blinds on either a daily, bi-weekly, or weekly basis. Not only will regular dusting keep your blinds looking their best, but it will also help cut down on the allergens in your home.
To remove dust and debris, such as pet dander or fur, run a feather duster from one end of the slat to the other, rotating it gently to get both sides. Repeat the process for each slat. As an alternative to the duster, you can also use a lint-free microfiber cloth or mitt.
For especially dusty blind slats, you can spray the duster or cloth with a small amount of a wood-polishing product, which will help attract the debris. You can also suction the dust away with your vacuum's brush attachment.
2. Bi-Annual Basis
At least twice a year, such as during spring and fall cleaning, give the wood blinds a thorough wipe-down to get rid of any hard-to-remove debris, such as stuck-on food or car exhaust build-up. A deep-cleaning is especially important if you frequently have your windows open.
Mix warm water with a gentle soap recommended for use on wood and wipe the slats from end to end using a soft cloth. Wring out the cloth prior to wiping down the slats, as excess moisture can damage the wood. After cleaning, wipe the slats dry with a clean, absorbent cloth.
Look for a company near you that offers blinds or shades for your windows in order to learn more about your options.
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