How Long Does Window Treatment Last?
How Long Does Window Treatment Last?
Window treatments have an average lifespan of seven to eight years, but homeowners may want to replace their blinds sooner. This is because of several factors—including light, moisture and dust, and the use of the window.
If you live in a wet, moist, or dusty area, you may want to consider buying blinds made of fabrics that repel water. These fabrics won’t become moldy and you can clean them using just a vacuum cleaner. If your windows receive several hours of direct sunlight every day, opt for blinds that block UV light as well.
And if you want to ensure the longest life span for your window treatment, ask your window treatment professional about proper cleaning and maintenance, including how often you should wash them and what kind of detergent or cleaners to use.
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when choosing window treatments is overlooking cleaning. Oftentimes, homeowners often choose practical window treatments like curtains or shutters instead of stylish ones because they think that the old ones can handle a lot of cleaning.
This is often not the case. You should always make sure that your window treatment is clean and ready to use before you bring it out of storage and start using it. Window treatments may need to be cleaned several times a year if you frequently use them or if they are in areas with high dust levels.
You should also consider using a cleaner that doesn’t leave streaks on your windows and curtains, so they don’t appear dusty. And if you live in a humid area, it’s important to thoroughly dry your window treatments after washing them.
When it comes to blinds, the average life span is about seven years. Blinds are made from a variety of fabrics, but heavier fabrics tend to last longer than more delicate fabrics. Blinds have an average lifespan of seven to eight years. Blinds are made from a variety of fabrics, but heavier fabrics tend to last longer than more delicate fabrics.
Curtains can be reused if you replace them carefully; however, they could start to curl or fade after several years in the sun. However, this is dependent on the type and quality of the fabric used in the curtains.
What Is A Lambrequin Window Treatment?
A lambrequin is a valance with longer sides that extend further down the window; it is frequently, but not always, a stand-alone feature with no curtains or blinds beneath it. Like a valance, it is usually found above the top of a window’s main curtain.
A lambrequin can be made of several fabrics and can take on many different shapes and styles. It is frequently seen in neoclassical architecture and related antiques, as well as restoration architecture. It has been used in some modern styles including Art Deco but is more common in traditional styles of home décor.
We will focus on how to make traditionally shaped valances called lambrequins that are lined with fabric and have finished edges that are either curved or square. We will also cover how to make pleated tapered side panels for small windows like those found in bedrooms or bathrooms.
There are three main types of lambrequins – one with a flat top and two with pointy tops. The ones with flat tops usually have a large, decorative bow in the center that is stitched to the top or center of the valance, while the two types with pointy tops have a fabric rosette at either end.
The basic procedure for making a lambrequin is first sewing together all of your side panels (if you are not using premade ones), then sewing those panels together and attaching them to the valance with either tape or glue, depending on what materials you are using.
How Do You Make A Jabot Window Treatment?
A Jabot is a window treatment made of fabric or lace. It is typically a panel that is inserted into a window opening and can be controlled by a cord or a curtain rod. Jabots can be found in a range of prices and styles and can add a decorative touch to any room.
They can be used to dress up any window or door and can be made in a variety of colors and styles. Here’s how to make a jabot:
- Choose your fabric. A sheer jabot fabric is best, but you can also use a more sturdy fabric if you want.
- Cut your fabric. Cut your fabric to the desired length and width. You will need enough fabric to make two jabots.
- Sew the fabric. Sew the fabric together along the long edge, making sure to leave a 1-inch seam allowance.
- Sew the fabric together along the short edge, making sure to leave a 1-inch seam allowance.
- Sew a pleat or bow at the top of the fabric. Sew a pleat or bow at the top of the fabric.
- Sew the fabric to the window or door. Sew the fabric to the window or door.
- Enjoy your new jabot.