One of the questions I get asked all the time is whether it's better to go with blinds or curtains. Just like how some people prefer red wine, and some prefer white (I'm a shiraz guy myself), both have benefits and functions that appeal to different people.
Comparing the Look and Feel
Both curtains and blinds work to filter sunlight, provide privacy and frame the view outside, but the look and feel that each can offer is quite different. A far cry from old-fashioned curtains of past eras, modern curtains can add instant elegance to a space, helping to achieve a relaxed vibe. On the other hand, contemporary blinds can be effortlessly stylish and can make a room feel much bigger than it actually is.
Benefits of Blinds
Modern blinds provide a simple solution for light-control and privacy. Plus, blinds don't have to break the bank, as they're often cheaper to buy and install compared to curtains, and are typically much easier to maintain. Choose from venetian blinds, vertical blinds, roller blinds, roman blinds, and even child-friendly blinds, which are safer for children and pets.
Benefits of Curtains
Contrary to popular belief, blinds aren't the only option for modern homes. These days, the fabrics and materials available range from stylish and modern, to the more traditional cosy and inviting styles. Practicality-wise, curtains offer plenty of awesome features. The material helps to lower the noise level of a room by absorbing sound, leading to a more tranquil atmosphere. Curtains also do a great job of insulating a room by creating barriers between windows and room interiors, making your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Pair Them Together
If you simply can't decide, you can also have the best of both worlds. Combining blinds and curtains allows even more flexibility for styling, light-control and privacy. And don't feel compelled to match your curtains with your blinds - you can play around with colours, texture and styles until you find the perfect look and feel to suit your space. Got smaller windows? Going two-toned is an easy way to make your windows feel larger. Simply fit the blinds for your window and then extend the size of your curtains beyond the frame.
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