re-emergence of soft! Billowing fabrics in silks and satins, lush velvets and
delicate sheers… Drapery and Roman shades of all kinds have certainly been
seeing their re-emergence on the forefront of window fashion this year. It’s
truly amazing what a little fabric can do to completely change the mood of a
done it! You’ve purchased your Roman Shades and Drapery Panels and they’ve just
been installed. Why don’t they look right? The short and sad answer is that
they won’t… Not right away anyway… Ideally they will need about 2-3 weeks to
properly “hang-out” & acclimatize before they fall softly into position.
can help, but you will want to ensure that your new soft fashions are not exposed
to too much moisture so as to cause any damage to the fabric. Many natural
fibers can expand or contract with temperature and the elements and can cause
them to shrink or stretch.
If you MUST
steam, ensure you check the fabric content tags for directions. Distilled water
is preferable and you can always start with steaming the room a little.
Sometimes this is all it takes to allow you to relax that wrinkle without
damaging the fabric.
a gym sock or 2 (new ones please) and place them over the head of the steamer
to avoid steamer drips or spits.
steam from the back (If something DOES go wrong, better on the back than the
touch the fabric - Always stay a few
inches away with the steam
the best advice is to vacuum your soft fashions delicately once a week and
contact a professional if you’re not sure. We’re glad to help!