Blinds vs Curtains
Every home has many windows that serve important purposes of allowing light and fresh air inside the rooms. However, there are times when you do not want all of the sunlight to come inside the room and wish you had control over the amount of light entering the room. However, though this may be the reason to go for various means to cover a window of your room, people use them for different features that are available with means to cover windows. Two such means of covering windows are blinds and curtains. While curtains are more traditional and also cheaper, blinds bring along with them a kind of elegance that is missing with curtains which is why more and more people today are going in for blinds. Let us compare the two devices for covering windows.
If you have recently bought a home or are going in for a complete renovation of your existing home, you would probably like to change the existing window treatment also. If you are stuck between curtains and blinds, there are certain factors that you have to keep in mind while finalizing either of them. Among these factors are price, size and shape of windows and the décor of the home. Once you have sorted over, you have to grapple with additional factors such as light control, functionality, privacy and elegance.
With blinds one has the option of closing out incoming sunlight as much as he prefers by just pulling a single chord that looks very elegant when you have friends of guests in your room. On the other hand, you need to adjust curtains, which is also easy though not looking trendy. Curtains are made of cloths and one gets a lot of variety in terms of fabric. Colors and patterns while selecting for one’s windows. Curtains are also easy to order and install. They are also easy to maintain as washing them is not and issue and they can also be pressed after washing.
Gone are the days when one did not have much of selection when it came to buying blinds but today there are blinds made of a variety of materials such as PVC, plastic, wood etc and colors that were unthinkable only a few years ago. It is much easier to find blinds that compliment the décor of your room today and they are available in all budgets and taste.
Difference Between Blinds and Curtains
• If privacy is all that you want, perhaps it is better to stick with curtains. Heavy fabric curtains have the ability to completely shut out sunlight from entering a room in a much better way than blinds.
• If ease of operation is important, you can go with either blinds or curtains though certainly you would feel more stylish when you draw up blinds in front of your friends by pulling a chord than when you remove curtains.
• If control over light is what matters, blinds allow one a very simple and easy way to control the amount of light coming inside the room. This is not possible with curtains
• Blinds are more expensive than curtains and you cannot expect to match the color scheme that easily as is possible in the case of curtains