How you choose to dress your windows can have a huge impact on the look of the room and will either enhance or weaken the overall charisma of your home. It can be difficult to know what you want when choosing new window dressings, so weighing the pros and cons between each of them will help you decide which window dressing will be perfect for your individual needs!
- Light and privacy
Blinds offer way more flexibility in the way of light control, as their slats can be adjusted according to your preference, allowing you to enjoy natural sunlight but without overpowering the room with too much light. Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are perfect if you’re looking for complete light control, but still want to maintain your privacy throughout all hours of the day.
Curtains are one block piece of fabric so it’s difficult to control the light accordingly, except to either block the sunlight out completely, or allow harsh sunlight to fill the entire room.
Cleaning blinds is incredibly easy and can be done within minutes. The slats may gather some dust over time, but this can be simply wiped away with a cloth and some gentle antibacterial spray.
Cleaning curtains is a tiresome and time-consuming task, as you have to remove the curtains from the loops to clean and dry them, then you have to rehang them back onto the loops. Blinds are also more durable than curtains, as curtains become stained, ripped and moth-eaten over time, whereas blinds can last decades with the right care.
- Cost and installation
The cost of curtains and blinds differs massively, depending on which style and design you choose. It can also depend on the quality of the materials and whether the blinds are custom made. To get the same standard of quality from blinds and curtains, curtains come with a hefty price tag, costing you thousands to install curtains throughout your house. Blinds are evidently more affordable and cost-effective in the long term, offering you better value for your money.
- Design options
Due to curtains only coming in one form, there are a limited amount of styles and designs available, many of which look outdated or will only suit certain types of decor. Blinds come in a range of different forms, allowing you to choose the perfect blinds for each room in your home. If you choose to install wooden blinds or another sort of blind which is plainly designed, your blinds will be able to adapt as the decor changes in your home over the years. Blinds also make the room seem larger, as they are not as bulky as blinds, which can blend into a room by fitting the window frames perfectly.
Here at UK Blinds Direct, we pride ourselves in our extensive blind collection and first-rate customer service. We offer made-to-measure blinds along with free home visits and quotes on all our services, making us the first choice for many people throughout Rotherham and Sheffield. For more information on our products and services, please get in touch with us today!