Just like a bit of decorating or a brand-new sofa, choosing curtains or blinds can make a significant change in any room, but the decision is often overlooked and left until the very last minute. Perhaps you have built an extension on your home and are wondering whether to invest in a pair of blinds or curtains for the windows? Or perhaps you have finished renovating your property to let it out, and are considering both options?
With a huge selection of patterns and colours to choose from, it is often very difficult to decide. How you dress the windows can completely change the feel of a room, so it is essential that you get it right and save on expense.
The Window Blind
Venetian blinds have become more popular in recent years because they look much sleeker than curtains. They are often seen as being more seamless or efficient, and blinds in every room grant the exterior of the house a cohesive, clean and outward look.
Roller blinds have also risen to prominence too, as they are much more practical and no-fuss solution to curtains. Aside from personal taste, many factors can determine whether curtains or blinds will work better in your home’s.
Choosing Blinds For A Room
Blinds are favourable in a room that requires a lot of privacy such as a bathroom or downstairs bedroom, because they can be drawn and offer total privacy. Bathrooms also tend to be moisture-heavy and blinds are a much better option to prevent the growth of damp and mould and easier to clean.
Blinds are better for bedrooms where it is necessary to control the amount of light that comes into the room, providing effective light control. Black out roller blinds are often essential in the summer months, when the sun rises as early as 4am and sets as late as 11pm.
Getting The Decor Just Right
The decor of a room is important too when determining whether to choose blinds or curtains; whether you choose blinds or curtains, this will completely alter the feel of the room. Curtains tend to fit into more traditional rooms, yet blinds are opted for in an equal amount of modern homes and the more traditional setting.
Easy To Clean Blinds
Blinds do not gather dust in the same way that curtains do. Our blinds here at A1 Blinds and Curtains generally need a wipe down with a damp cloth every few weeks if you begin to see a build-up of dust, whereas curtains often need to be put through a dry-cleaning service – which can be costly.
Are Curtains A Modern Choice
Curtains are seen nowadays as a slightly old fashioned and dated option. They also take up more space in the room, making it feel smaller and cramped. A plain coloured blind to fit with the colour scheme of your room can endure the test of time, ensuring that your room stays current.
Window Dressing Ideas
If you are struggling to decide between the two, why not have both? The combination of blinds and a curtain can give the room a decadent and luxurious feel. This window dressing technique is often reserved for more lavish rooms such as the living room, bedroom or dining room where warmth is desired.
If you live in South Wales or the South West of England, and you would like a complimentary home visit, then please feel free to contact us. We offer a free on-site measuring service, coupled with interior design advice, to ensure that your selection suits your home and your personal tastes. We extend our services to both domestic and commercial properties, and we appreciate your interest and your business.