Have you ever been torn between the choice of blinds or curtains? Making a choice between the two is both a matter of practicality and personal preference. The décor of your home can change completely with either and you can be spoilt for choices, whichever option you choose. Hence, to help you with your choice, here are some options which we hope you will find helpful
Room Size and Type
Blinds are often used if you have a small room with little space to work with. This is to give the room a more spacious illusion.
Curtains, on the other hand, can add a touch of class and grandeur if you have a big room with matching décor.
If it is a bedroom, blackout blinds or curtains are common picks. They let you completely block out the sunlight & thus allow for great naps without the hindrance of light. That said, it is worthwhile noting that curtains will usually give the room a softer feel while blinds will usually go well with modern minimalist type of décor.
Ease of Cleaning
The ease of cleaning is another important factor when choosing between blinds and curtains.
Curtains are without doubt much easier to clean; simply take them down and either place them in your washer (if they are machine washable) or send them to the cleaners (if they require dry cleaning).
Blinds are notoriously more difficult to clean. Hence, they can potentially become dust collection magnets, attracting allergens and causing allergy problems in those with sensitive skin and even asthma attracts, in those who are asthmatic.
Homes near the main road or apartments on the ground floor are often affected by noise. An affordable solution to keep noise pollution down is soundproof curtains. These are curtains usually made from fabric that are denser and with layers of fibre-glass insulation inside for effective absorption of sound.
For those who prefer blinds, acoustic blinds and shutters are now available and serve essentially the same purpose.
If there is one factor that will often tilt your decision towards either curtains or blinds, it’s often the interior décor of your home. The key here is to choose a window treatment that complements your room and enhances the look and feel of your décor.
Rooms with tall ceiling and huge windows will do better with heavy draperies while, blinds will probably be a better choice if yours is a small room or one with lower ceiling and smaller windows. This is because blinds can help make a room look bigger as well as more modern and trendy.
Ultimately it Boils Down to your Preference
As can be seen, there are many factors that can sway your decision towards either curtains and blinds. Both have their advantages and usefulness depending on your needs and none is clearly more superior than the other.
Hence, the decision on which to install should ultimately hinge on your personal preference. If you want something simple and modern for your home, go for blinds. And if a softer or more grandiose feel is what you are after, then you’ll do well with curtains.
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