White decor, though serene and angelic, has the very earthly disadvantage of being hard to keep clean. But with a few easy tricks you can make your white decor more easy to clean and less likely to get dirty. With so many beautiful decorating styles relying heavily on white decor, it would be a shame to have to give it up simply because white decor is hard to keep clean.
Keep White Decor Clean with Custom Covers
You can enhance the beauty of your white decor while helping it stay clean, by sewing square or rectangular covers to drape over your white decor furniture. The idea is to create white decor covers that can easily be tossed in your washing machine and dryer, then draped back over your furniture within the hour, without any ironing. Crinkled rayon is ideal for the task. For one thing, white decor covers made of crinkled rayon will add shabby chic to your white decor. You can bleach the covers if the stain is difficult to remove, and not only will crinkled rayon require no ironing, you should actually twist it when it is wet, to retain its crinkled texture. Finally a white decor cover made of crinkled rayon will dry extremely fast. For added beauty, use clip on curtain rings to attach white decor tassels to the corners of your covers.
Keep White Decor Clean with Selective Decorations
The best way to keep white decor clean is to keep it out of reach. Where as a white decor area rug will collect footsteps, spilt drinks and food stains, white decor that focuses the eye on the ceiling is likely to stay clean for months. Therefore, minimize white decor that is likely to get dirty and supplement your white decor from above. Shrink your floor covers to minimal rugs before seats and sofas, then increase the beauty of your ceiling with imaginative white decor, such as a white sail or a parachute stretched on the ceiling. Mosquito nets cascading in festoons from the ceiling are especially exotic and elegant.
Keep White Decor Clean with Double-sided Decorations
For white decor items like pillows, rugs and tablecloths, employ a simple illusion to keep them clean. For your pillows, sew white decor cases that are tied with fabric strings. Double the fabric in the cases, and place a tough plastic bag between the two layers. Thus when your pillows get stained on one side, simply turn the case over and display the clean side for the time being. For white decor rugs, select ones that can be flipped over in case of staining. And for tablecloths, simply keep a second set on hand.