Care for your Bed Canopies Properly

The canopy bed is very elegant. It speaks of wealth and class but it does cost a lot of money. The price, however, does not stop many people from purchasing their very own canopy beds. It is almost everyone’s dream to have a canopy bed in their bedrooms. Discount canopy beds may have more affordable prices but they are still expensive.  You need a good amount of money if you want to invest in a canopy bed which will last a long time. If you want to extend the life of your canopy bed, you need to make sure that you care for it properly. The canopy bed will not care for itself. It needs someone to care for it.

When you buy a new bed canopy, the manufacturer will include instructions which will teach you how to care for it properly. Make sure that you read it and do not throw it away. It is very useful. Make sure that you understand all the instructions. It is also good to ask questions before buying a canopy bed. Ask the sales person how to care for it properly. He or she should be able to give you some insights.

Among the most common instructions are “dry clean only” and “spot clean only”. For canopies which say spot clean, what you need to do is to clean the area with gentle detergent, water and a soft towel.

Before washing your bed canopy, make sure that you test a small, hidden area of the fabric first. You do not want to wash the canopy and end up with an entirely new color. When you have already found out the colorfastness of the canopy, fill the tub with lukewarm water and add cold water detergent. Make sure that you choose a mild detergent which is suitable for hand wash.

Let the canopy soak for 20 minutes and let the water drain after. Rinse the canopy with cold water and repeat the process until all traces of dirt and detergent has been removed. Hang the canopy and let it dry naturally.  Your canopy bed will look better with clean draperies.