When it comes to window treatments, many homeowners are torn between choosing blinds or curtains. Both have different features and benefits, making it difficult to know which one is the best choice for your home.
We’ll take a closer look at the differences between blinds and curtains and help you decide which one is right for you.
They’re easy to clean
Most blinds can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth, making them a great choice for high-traffic areas or rooms that are prone to dust and dirt build up. The easiest blinds to clean tend to be Venetian as their metallic material makes them easy to wipe.
Different light control options
Blinds come in a variety of materials including sheer, translucent and blackout which allows for good control of the light entering the room. You can have the option to tilt/semi close some blinds to reduce glare while not eliminating the light coming into the room.
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Blinds offer more privacy than sheer curtains, and some specific types like the blackout blinds can assist with blocking out the light coming into the room. This can be particularly useful when the lighter nights are here but you want your bedrooms to stay dark.
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Blinds can provide insulation in your room, helping to keep a room warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer. One of the best insulating fabrics is the Hive cellular fabrics due to their unique honeycomb shape which traps air, improving the climate control within your room and helping to reduce energy bills.
Variety of styles
Curtains come in a wide range of styles, patterns and colours, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home décor. With a choice of header styles, curtains can be hung and tied in a number of different ways to suit your room.
Curtains provide great insulation, which means that they can help keep a room warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, ideal for helping to reduce energy costs.
Pair with blinds
For the ultimate window finish, you can pair your curtains with a blind. This gives you the benefits of blinds during the day, letting light into the room, and gives you the insulation and privacy at night when you draw your curtains.
In summary, both blinds and curtains have their own sets of features, so the question of which is the best choice for you will come down to your home and what requirements you have for light control, privacy and also style.
Blinds are easy to clean, provide good light control and offer privacy and insulating properties. Curtains, come in a wide range of styles and also provide insulation.
For the ultimate combination we recommend you can pair your curtains with a window blind!
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