If your living room is lacking personality—maybe you’re too busy to furnish the space or just don’t know where to get started with your hodgepodge of scattered ideas—may we suggest adding or upgrading your window treatment?
Something as uncomplicated as curtains can change the overall vibe in your living room. You can opt for vibrant, colourful curtains for an instant lift. Or, if you prefer something modern or minimalist-looking, you can always opt for neutral-toned ones and build your design around them. Beautiful, right?
We’ll help make your home more beautiful by giving you more options with window treatments that are guaranteed to look good in your home. But, remember, whichever you choose, your window treatment will only look its best with a regular curtain cleaning service in Singapore.
Also referred to as drapes, curtains are known for their elegant look. They are made from fabric and are usually sold as panels. You’ll find curtains in almost every width, length, material, colour, style, and pattern imaginable, making them a versatile option to decorate almost every room.
Curtains can also vary according to their hanging method (e.g. metal grommets, rings, fabric sleeves, etc.), light-filtering features, noise absorption, fire resistance, and oil and dust retention, to name a few. This also determines the best method to clean them. Blackout curtains, for example, may be labelled as dry-clean only. Line curtains are also a good candidate for dry cleaning.
Similar to curtains, shades are available in a variety of materials, colours, lengths, and widths. You can find shades made of wood or with light-filtering fabrics to block out UV rays. However, what sets them apart is that they are sized to fit within the window frame—unlike curtains that extend beyond the sill—and can be motorized or manual.
Some of the most common types of shades are:
Roman shades – pull up into pleats
Balloon shades – drape in loose, puffy scallops as two or more points at the bottom are pulled up
Roller shades – roll around a hollow tube to pull up or down
Tie-up shades – are fastened with a fabric tie to hold them up
Blinds are any window treatments that feature adjustable slats that can be tilted open or close to control light and privacy. Instead of fabric, they are usually made of wood, aluminium, or vinyl slats that are anywhere between ½ inch to 2 inches in width. The overall length and width of the blinds are measured to fit within the window frame.
This window treatment is usually topped with sheer curtains to soften their rather stiff and bland appearance. It’s a preferred option in bedrooms as they are effective in blocking out light and keeping your home away from prying eyes.
What is the Best Window Treatment?
A window treatment is any covering that you can place around your window to spruce up your space and provide functional home comforts at the same time. Besides curtains, shades, and blinds, there are many other options, and each can alter your room’s lighting, privacy, and energy efficiency.
You can work with our experts at Clean Care to determine which cleaning method will work best with your window treatment. You’re going to live with it for a long time, so it should be clean and well-maintained to ensure a fresh and healthy environment.
For questions about curtain cleaning and dry cleaning services in Singapore, get in touch with us today.