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Table of Contents

How to buy linen?
How to wash linen?
How to iron linen?
How to match old curtains to new windows?
How to enlarge the window?
How to diminish the window?
How to diminish the amount of light coming through the window?
How to increase the amount of light coming through the window?
How to fold napkins?
How to match the colours of window decorations to the interior?
Can you install venetian blinds at every window?
Can Roman blinds be washed?

How to buy linen?

Some linen has not been preshrunk and may shrink after the first wash. That is why please buy 5% more fabric for your decorations.

How to wash linen?

White linen can be washed at 60 ºC or even boiled. It will not damage the fibre. Coloured linen may be washed at 60ºC. Linen net should be washed at 40ºC using a program “hand wash”. We do not recommend tumble drying nor bleaching. Bed covers and decorations with lining should be dry cleaned.

How to iron linen?

In some cases linen does not require ironing. When it is necessary – i.e. a tablecloth – we recommend to iron while it is damp. Use the highest temperature (200 ºC) and steam or water. If you iron a delicate fabric or embroidered one – put a plain material on top. If you like perfectly smooth surfaces or want to stiffen a linen net – use starch.

How to match old curtains to new windows?

Sometimes you like the old decorations so much you do not want to throw them away. If your old curtains are too long or too wide – it is enough to diminish them. If they are too short or too narrow – you may sew on color-matched borders, fringes or other decorations. You may also use the fabric to sew new roman blinds or panel curtains.

How to enlarge the window?

To enlarge the window you should hang the decorations much higher and wider than windows. Use light fabrics for curtains and sheers.

How to diminish the window?

To diminish the window you may hang curtains tied back and valences made of thick, decorative fabrics.

How to diminish the amount of light coming through the window?

If the amount of light is tiring it is best to use black outs. They totally block the light from outside. A second solution is to fit outside blinds. A less drastic method is to use very much pleated curtains made of thick fabric and lined.

How to increase the amount of light coming through the window?

If you have a north window and want more light, you may totally uncover the windowpanes, leaving curtains at sides only. You may also use Roman blinds, which will be totally risen during the day and lowered at night or to hang half-curtains. Generally, remember that the light comes from the top, so the top part of the window should be uncovered.

How to fold napkins?

If you have linen napkins 40c40cm or 50x50 cm – they may be used not only practically but also for the table decoration. Before folding please starch and iron them. Here are some examples of folding the napkins:

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How to match the colours of window decorations to the interior?

While matching colours of window decorations in an arranged interior, one should take into consideration colours of walls, floor, soft furnishings and other colours existing in the space. The less elements are in the room the more freedom you have with choosing colours of window decorations. In a new interior – the whole colour scheme should be designed from the beginning. The only clue will be your colour preferences and amount of light coming through the windows. Choosing colours of window decorations is included in our service.

Can you install venetian blinds at every window?

Venetian blinds can be installed in four places:
1. on the wall above the window - and then we need about 25-35 cm above the window,
2. inside the mount - if the window does not open,
3. on the window frame - venetian can limit opening the window,
4. close to the window glass - if there is space.
Places 3 and 4 refer only to venetian blinds with 17 and 25mm slats.

Can Roman blinds be washed?

Roman blinds can be made of different fabrics - and so they require different treatments. If the fabric can be washed the Roman blind can be washed in the washing machine (delicate program).
Before washing the Roman blind:
- vacuum the blind,
- take out metal elements,
- get rid of stains.
If the fabric cannot be washed or the Roman blind is lined, it needs dry cleaning.
It is worth to pay attention at the cords. They can be easily replaced if dirty.

 

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