There are two big options out there for covering your windows and doors; blinds or curtains. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, lets explore them in this article.
Curtains can add a real character to a room and get quite artistic with colours and patterns. They tend to feel a bit more ‘soft’ and ‘warmer’ than your average blinds or shutters. You can run them all the way to the floor and add a lot of folding to increase the effectiveness of their heat retention making them potentially a better choice in a cold home.
The harder and stronger construction of blinds offers a much longer potential lifetime without the slow decay and unraveling of fabric curtains. They can also be much easier to clean, just some soapy water and a few minutes, compared to dragging down mold infested curtains and taking them off to a cleaner, or doing it yourself only to have them shrink on you.
Blinds can be much cheaper than expensive fabric curtains and a lot easier to pick out with less colour and construction options to choose from, which can be a real blessing when renovating.
Blinds are very versatile; you can choose a style that stands out and adds its own character to a room or you can choose a style of blind that is subtle and melts into the edges of the room and seems to add more space than big curtains could. You can also find a suitable level of light permeation, by choosing different styles of blinds, to achieve the work or living ambience you require.
So as you can see they both have their place in the home and its really about what your trying to achieve both aesthetically and practically. Its becoming more popular these days to combine them as well. Which can give you the best of both worlds!
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