which is better Blinds or curtains
When it comes to choosing window coverings, do you choose blinds or curtains, many people are torn between blinds and curtains, a lot of customers are either one or the other, with a big group choosing both.
Both options have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, and the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference, your environment and what your specific needs are from each option is.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both blinds and curtains, with a focus on blackout options.
Blinds are a popular choice for your windows, because they are easy to use, versatile, and can be customized to fit any window size.
Blinds mainly sit in the recess of the window. Blackout blinds are especially popular due to their ability to block out more light, the fabric is thicker (although not as thick as curtains) are designed to block out up to 100% of light, making them ideal for bedrooms, home theatres, and other spaces where light control is important.
Blinds are also easy to clean and maintain, requiring only household products to clean and wash your blinds, they can be raised and lowered to control the amount of light and give increased privacy over curtains in the same space.
You get more privacy over curtains, like curtains you can keep them closed all the time if you wish, but unlike with curtains you have the ability to allow more light in with a twist of the cord or chain, while still covering the space with material, where are curtains follow roller blinds, like a light switch, they are either open of closed (or on or off as ref to the light switch)
The biggest downside of Blinds are how much space in the window recess they take up, people like to put pictures and other objects in the sunny space, with blinds fitted in your recess, this makes it harder.
On the other hand, curtains are a classic choice for window coverings and can add a decorative touch and style to any room. with a massive range of styles and fabrics to select from, you will find something to match your needs or room décor.
Blackout curtains are also available and can block out most of the light, with the only light entering the room while the curtains are closed, is the Bracket gap that holds the blind from the wall making them a good option for bedrooms and other spaces where light control is important.
Curtains and Roller or Roman blinds are a great option for bedrooms due to the above effect of blocking out a good amount of light, allowing for a better night sleep, and if you read our blog on the best blinds for cold insulation, (found here) you will see why we rate Roman blinds.
The range of fabrics, and additional options you can select from extra lining and and black out lining, makes the fabric heavier and a good insulator from the cold air outside, while following the style of your room.
Like we mentioned above regarding the either open or closed, is why Curtains benefit some rooms over others, in Bedrooms where you spend only the night really, most of the day no one is in, and thus leaving the curtains open, where no one can see in, means you don’t need much in the way of privacy unless you are sleeping.
However, curtains can be more difficult to care for and maintain than blinds, also invading the living space and controls the design of your room to limit what the curtain can catch on or snag with. They may not be as versatile when it comes to controlling the amount of light and privacy in a room.
So which is better – blinds or curtains? It really comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your space. If you are looking for an easy-to-use, versatile, and customizable option, blinds might be the better choice. If you want to add a decorative touch to your space and are willing to put in a little extra effort for maintenance(by maintenance we mean dry cleaning), curtains could be the way to go. Both options have their own benefits, and the decision