How to wash decorative pillows

How to wash decorative pillows

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I used to be afraid of washing decorative pillows because I thought they were delicate and could break. But then, I learned that you can wash decorative pillows just like any other article of clothing. Here are some tips on how to do it correctly:

Check the label

When you’re looking for a new decorative pillow, it’s important to know what each one is made of and how to wash it. Pillow labels are usually on the back of your pillow, so check out these tips before purchasing!

  • Make sure there are no symbols or letters that spell out “dry clean only” or other warnings. These would indicate that you should not use any detergent on this item at all—which defeats the purpose of buying an inexpensive piece!
  • The label will also provide information about washing methods and temperatures for different materials (such as down versus polyester).

If there’s no label, find out what the pillow is made of

If there’s no label, try to find out what the pillow is made of by looking at the fabric. If you have a magnifying glass, use it to examine your pillow more closely. There should be either writing or a tag on each side of the pillow that says “100% cotton,” “cotton,” or something similar.

If none of these are present and you can’t find anything else about your decorative pillows online (like their size), then they probably aren’t made from 100% cotton—and this means they will shrink when washed!.

Put the pillow in your washing machine and add laundry detergent

  • Put the pillow in your washing machine and add laundry detergent
  • Make sure the pillow is dry before you put it in the washing machine
  • Use a gentle cycle with a cold rinse only (not hot) and no fabric softener or bleach

How to wash decorative pillows and Decide if you want to use bleach

If you have a stain on a decorative pillow, try using bleach. It’s a great way to get out stains and clean the fabric. The only problem is that bleaching can be very damaging to some fabrics, so make sure you use it sparingly!

If you want to use bleach, follow these steps:

  • Make sure your hands are clean before touching the dyed fabric.
  • Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with two cups of water in a half-gallon container or smaller size container—the more liquid you put in there (and thus less air), the better chance there will be that everything will work properly when using it later on down the line.

Put the pillow in your dryer on low heat or air fluff with no heat

If you’re not sure if your pillow is machine washable, try putting it in a dryer on low heat or air fluff with no heat. Leave the pillow in there for at least 30 minutes to make sure that no water gets into the stuffing and has an effect on how well it holds shape.

If this doesn’t work, leave the pillow in your dryer for another 30 minutes and see if there’s any difference.

Remove the pillow after washing and it is okay to spin dry it

To dry a decorative pillow, put it in your dryer on low or air fluff with no heat. After washing, remove the pillow and place it on a flat surface to let it air-dry completely before you spin or shake out any excess water. If you don’t want to use your dryer (or if you live somewhere that doesn’t have one), try leaving the decorative pillows outside overnight so they can finish drying naturally.

If you do use an electric dryer and notice that some of the dye has come off—that’s okay! It’s natural for some of the dye from this type of fabric to rub off during washing and drying however, if this happens too often or badly enough then we recommend contacting us first before continuing on with further attempts at removing any remaining stains by hand-washing them again using our recommended methods outlined above!.

After drying, check to see if the pillow needs more time

  • If the pillow feels damp when you take it out of the dryer, put it back and run another cycle.
  • If the pillow is still wet after two cycles, take it out of the dryer and let air dry.
  • If you’re unsure whether or not your decorative pillow needs more drying time (or if they don’t), call their manufacturer for an answer!.

Congratulations on getting your decorative pillow clean! It should be ready for use now. If you want to keep it in good condition, make sure you don’t let it sit in water too long or expose it to extreme heat or cold temperatures.