The difference between curtains and blinds
It’s no secret that the right window dressings can completely change the look of a room, but is it better to go for curtains or blinds? And what about when they’re paired together?
Look and Feel of Curtains vs Blinds
Both curtains and blinds work to filter sunlight and breezes, provide privacy and frame the view outside, but the look and feel that each can offer is quite different. A far cry from old-fashioned curtains of past eras, modern curtains can add instant elegance and cosy textures to a space, helping to achieve a warm and relaxing vibe. On the other hand, contemporary blinds will add simple and effortless style and can make a room feel much bigger.
Benefits of Blinds
Modern blinds are not only an ideal choice for a crisp and stylish design, they provide a simple solution for light-control and privacy. Blinds give you more control over the amount of sunlight entering the room, because you can cover the entire window or just part of the window at any given time. Plus, blinds don’t have to break the bank; they’re often cheaper to buy and install than curtains, and are typically much easier to maintain. Choose from venetian blinds, vertical blinds, roller blinds, roman blinds, and even child-friendly blinds, which are safer for children and pets.
Benefits of Curtains
Contrary to popular belief, blinds aren’t the only option to suit a modern home! These days, the fabrics and materials available for modern curtains ooze elegance and style; you can coordinate the colour of the curtains with the rest of the room, or choose a contrasting colour for extra wow factor and style points. Practicality-wise, curtains offer plenty of awesome features. The material helps to lower the noise level of a room by absorbing sound, leading to a more peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Curtains also do a great job of insulating a room - when you use curtains, you can reduce this transfer of heat by creating barriers between windows and room interiors, making your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Pair Them Together
We know curtains and blinds both look stunning and do a brilliant job on their own, but when you pair them together? That’s where the magic really happens! Combining blinds and curtains allows you even more flexibility for styling, light-control and privacy. And don’t feel compelled to match your curtains with your blinds - you can play around with colours, texture and styles until you find the perfect look and feel to suit your space. Got smaller windows? Going two-toned helps and is an easy way to make your windows feel larger; simply fit your blinds for your window and then extend the size of your curtains beyond the frame.