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· 20th November 2020

Why blinds are better than curtains

If you’re wondering whether to buy curtains or blinds in Newcastle or Gateshead, you’re not alone. Many people are unsure which to choose when it comes to purchasing window coverings for their home. Although curtains come with some benefits, it’s usually blinds that come out on top. As well as being incredibly stylish and ideal for modern and traditional properties, they also allow for fantastic light control. Read on to find out why blinds are better than curtains. 

So many styles to choose from Wooden Blinds in Gateshead

Blinds are available in a wealth of styles, allowing you to select the perfect ones for your home. From luxurious Roman blinds for your living room to simple and easy to maintain roller blinds for your kitchen or bathroom, there’s a style to suit your needs. Vertical or Venetian blinds are ideal for conservatories whilst motorised blinds are a fantastic idea for rooms with difficult to access windows. At Angel Blinds and Shutters, we supply a vast collection of window blinds in Gateshead and Newcastle. All products are made to measure to achieve a perfect fit.

Designs, patterns, and colours to suit your tastes

Whatever your tastes, you can expect to find beautiful blinds to suit them perfectly. Blinds are available in a huge range of designs, patterns, and colours. So, whether you’re seeking blinds which are subtle and understated or you want them to be bold and striking to brighten up a room, you’re in luck. There are many different fabrics to choose from too, from low-cost and easy to clean PVC to plush Jacquard. Cotton, satin, and silk are also options. Whatever look and feel you want to achieve with your new blinds, we can help. 

Fantastic light control 

Blinds give you better light control than curtains. They allow you to bring as much or as little sunlight into a room as you like. Curtains do a great job at blocking out light and making a room dark, however, they’re not so effective at letting you filter light to suit your needs. Blinds are incredibly versatile in this way, allowing you to control the light coming into the room by adapting their louvres. You can angle them accordingly to balance the need for daylight with privacy. Whether you want to bathe a room in natural daylight, create total darkness, or let in some amount of light, you can when you have blinds.   

Keep a room warm in winter and cool in summer 

roman bi fold door blinds in NewcastleCurtains may be useful for keeping your house warm during winter, however, they’re not usually great at cooling rooms down when temperatures start to rise. Blinds on the other hand do this very well, keeping you comfortable throughout the seasons due to their great insulative qualities. One of the best types of blinds to add an extra level of insulation to your windows is Duette blinds. Often referred to as honeycomb blinds, they’re very energy efficient, with their cell design possessing an interior layer which acts as an insulating blanket. This reduces the conduction of heat through the window. Honeycomb blinds can keep rooms comfortable all year round. 

Simple to operate

Lots of people choose curtains for their home due to them being easy to operate. However, blinds have become much easier to open and close over the years, with many of them now completely cord-free. Cordless blinds don’t have a pull cord required to lift them. Instead, a SafeLock button located on the bottom rail needs to be pushed to release the tension in the blinds and allow you to choose their position. At Angel Blinds and Shutters, we stock cordless blinds which adhere to UK child safety laws. This makes them ideal for children’s bedrooms. Motorised options are becoming increasingly popular too, allowing you to operate them easily via a remote control.  

Long-lasting and easy to maintain 

Many people find that curtains are not only hard to keep clean but tend to lose their stylish appeal over time. Curtains that once breathed class and elegance into a room can soon start to look dated. In comparison, blinds usually remain on-trend for much longer. The best blinds for retaining their class and character are Roman blinds. Traditional and totally timeless, these blinds will remain a much-loved aspect of your home’s décor for many years to come. 

Blinds are very easy to maintain too, which means you won’t struggle to keep them clean. Usually, all that’s required to keep them looking as good as new is a quick wipe down or hoover to remove spills or dust. If you’re looking for blinds for a room which is likely to attract dirt and mess, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or kids room, consider roller blinds or vertical blinds.

Affordably priced 

Blinds tend to be less expensive than curtains, making them a popular option for those on a budget. This is particularly the case for made to measure products, with bespoke curtains often costing a pretty penny. Whether you have a limited budget or you have more to spend, you can expect to find beautiful blinds which you can easily afford in our range. At Angel Blinds and Shutters, we’re renowned for our competitively priced blinds in Newcastle and Gateshead. We keep our prices as affordable as possible without compromising on the high quality of our products. Our blinds represent fantastic value for money. 

Are blinds better than curtains…. we think so!

Angel Blinds and Shutters are one of the leading suppliers of custom-made window blinds in Gateshead and throughout the Newcastle area. Our customers know that they can come to us and find the perfect blinds for their homes in no time at all. If you’re ready to browse our fantastic range of blinds, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0191 6660 183. You can also email or arrange a home visit by filling in the form on our website. We’re ready and waiting to help you find the right blinds for your property. 


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