Trying to figure out what kinds of blinds are easiest to clean? It’s most of them. These low-maintenance window treatments don’t require much attention.

Window blinds are a fun and functional addition to any Franklin home, providing privacy, light control, and a touch of style. However, over time, they catch their share of dust, dirt, and grime. This not only makes them look bad but can also affect their function. Cleaning your blinds regularly can help maintain their appearance and prolong their lifespan. In today’s quick post, we’ll look at what kinds of blinds are easiest to clean and offer tips on getting the job done.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are fairly easy to clean and maintain. To clean them, remove any loose dust and debris with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Next, use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the blinds, being careful not to soak them. For stubborn stains, you can safely use a mild detergent solution, but be sure to rinse them well and allow them to air dry completely before rolling them back up.

Shade Blinds

Shade blinds, also known as Roman shades, are a bit more challenging to clean than roller blinds because they are made of fabric. You’ll first want to use a dusting brush to wipe off any solid particles. Next, spot-clean stains with a warm, damp cloth or sponge. You can also use a mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid if needed. 

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds (cellular shades) are also made of fabric. The difference between these and Roman shades are that cellular shades are designed to trap air to provide insulation and energy efficiency. Cleaning these is similar to cleaning other types of blinds. The only real difference is that you must be careful not to use too much pressure; otherwise, you might damage the blind.

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are a Nashville home decor staple, and you can find them in houses throughout Middle Tennessee. These are built of slats that can be tilted to control the amount of light that enters a room. When it’s time for a cleaning, close the blinds and take a microfiber cloth to wipe away pesky dust. One quick tip here: when open, leave your Venetian blinds slightly tilted. This will reduce the amount of cleaning they need and make your life that much easier.

Vertical Blinds

If you’re lucky enough to have vertical blinds in your home, maintenance is even more of a breeze. These attractive and versatile window coverings are made of slats that hang vertically from a track, which gives them the functionality of a curtain and the look of blinds. All you have to do to keep vertical blinds clean is to wipe them down by hand or with a feather duster every few weeks.

While blinds are one of the easiest-to-maintain types of window treatments, they do require a bit of hands-on care now and then. Fortunately, cleaning is easy, and, in most cases, all you need is a bit of liquid detergent and a damp cloth or a feather duster and microfiber towel.

Contact Nashville’s 7.0 Blinds & Shutters today if you’re not sure which type of window coverings are best for your home.

7.0 Blinds & Shutters is one of Nashville’s oldest and most respected residential and commercial window treatment businesses. Founded by window installation specialist Fred Fitzgerald and his wife Cheryl, 7.0 Blinds & Shutters has grown tremendously in the last four decades. Today, the company is owned and operated by Michelle and Gino Brannan, who continue to learn under the expert guidance of the Fitzgeralds. Featuring Nashville’s best blinds, shutters, draperies, and Roman shades, 7.0 Blinds & Shutters has window treatment options to fit any budget. One call is all it takes for your free consultation. Visit our website regularly to see what’s new in window coverings.