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Blinds Vs. Curtains: The Rise of Blinds

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· 11th October 2013

Blinds Vs. Curtains: The Rise of Blinds

modern reception room with neutral colours and blinds and curtains at the windowsIf you’ve just finished decorating your room and are now considering how to perfect it with those finishing touches, then you may find yourself faced with the common dilemma: curtains or blinds?

With huge selections of colours, fabrics and patterns available, it’s not always an easy decision to make, but it’s one you should think about wisely as it can alter the whole feel of your room, so you need to get it right.

Curtains have been around for centuries and there is no denying that a grand set of curtains draped from a rail can add a luxurious finish to any room. Their thick material is perfect for blocking any drafts from windows, keeping your room nice and cosy in the comforts of your own home. They also make a room look less bare as their lavishness can form a feature adding character to a room.

The Rise of Blinds: Stylish, Practical and Timelesswhite and purple room with purple roller blinds on the windows

Blinds on the other hand can offer a completely different array of benefits and with so many different designs available, you’ll be guaranteed to find one that suits your style and interior. Whether it is roller blinds that are great for bathrooms or vertical blinds that are ideal for conservatories and patio doors, blinds provide a number of options.

Above all, blinds are effective and function efficiently. They can offer a range of practicalities; for instance vertical and Venetian blinds can control the amount of light entering your room whilst giving you privacy at the same time. Whereas blackouts can be used to completely block any light coming through.

Yet, above all their uses, the one thing that blinds offer that curtains cannot is the fact that they can remain timeless.  If you selected a plain colour, than curtains could be considered more modern than those heavily patterned, but eventually it can be said that all curtains will become dated with time. But due to the simplicity and durability of blinds, they can remain undated and endure the test of time.

If you’re still in two minds whether to go for blinds or curtains, then Roman blinds offer a happy medium between the two. Still classed as a blind, the Roman blind is cut from fabric, which can offer the same feel as curtains – to a certain degree. It can bring warmth to a room, blocking any drafts from the window and has a fabric finish, so you don’t have to make do with a cold metallic feel of a Venetian blind or a standard, rather plain vertical blind. Yet they are a cheaper alternative to curtains as they use less fabric and materials to make so come in at a much cheaper price.

Window dressing can end up being much more complex than it may at first seem. If you know clearly in your mind the type of look you want to create and it follows a strong theme, then you will know whether the curtain is the right option for you. If you don’t have such a strong sense of direction about your interior but know you want something that’s classy and suitable for your room, then blinds can be the perfect option helping you achieve your desired look and feel.

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If you’re still undecided whether to opt for curtains or blinds, give Angel Blinds and Shutters a call today and we’ll be there to offer you the best advice. 

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