Don’t go in blind!
When you’re spending so much time indoors, dressing up your windows can provide you with more privacy. While there are plenty of options on the market, the most accessible are, without a doubt, curtains and blinds.
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Each comes with their own advantages. For example, curtains are:
- Available in different thicknesses
- Generally more affordable
- Offers better light coverage and sound control
While blinds are:
- Can be dusted or vacuumed for everyday maintenance
- Great for light control
Both of them also come in a variety of styles, including:
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Types of Blinds
But, how do you know if what you’ve chosen is really the right fit? Here are all the factors you need to consider beforehand!
1. Your home’s interior style
Remember, not all curtains or blinds are the same. Your curtains and blinds should complement your interior style and the mood you wish to emulate.
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For instance, a heavy and richer fabric like the Provence from Lushcacia might be great for contemporary homes, but seem out of place in an industrial setting. In such cases, we’d recommend looking for alternatives, like these wooden venetian blinds from The Curtain Boutique that are much better suited!
2. The cost effectiveness of the window covering
If cost is a consideration, here’s a rule of thumb: Curtains, in general, are always more affordable than blinds. Why? It’s all in its form – soft fabrics are always cheaper than blinds made of wood, plastic or aluminum. More work is also needed to construct a blind, which accounts for a more exorbitant price tag.
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For a more luxurious look, a suede or even this rose gold velvet from END Curtain will suit you best — if you’re willing to spend a little more, that is!
3. How easy it is to clean
Upkeeping your home is already quite a tedious affair, and affixing window treatments will add onto the load. If you prefer a more hassle-free way of maintenance, cleaning a set of curtains will definitely be less time-consuming – you can toss them in the washing machine or get them dry cleaned!
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For blinds, one of the easiest to maintain would be the roller blinds, and these gray perforated roller blinds from END Curtain are a top contender – as there are no slats to dust off individually, all you have to do is spot clean it on occasion or hand-wash!
4. Does it offer light control
Naturally, a window covering should block out light, but to what degree? For bedrooms or areas where darkness is needed, a combination of day and blackout curtains from Lushcacia does this job best.
That said, curtains actually don’t do much in the way of controlling the amount of light filtering through, and that’s where blinds win out. With blinds, you get increased flexibility – wind them up for total sunlight or adjust the slats to let your desired amount of light in.
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5. Does it offer sound control
The gaps in between blinds allow sound to pass through easily, and on windy days, can cause quite a racket – not really recommended if you’re looking for sound control.
Instead, we recommend heavyweight curtains, specifically The Curtain Boutique’s triple-layer blackout option that insulates and absorbs sound!