Curtains versus window blinds

by on Friday, January 25, 2013

Curtain OxfordAlthough it may seem a straightforward conundrum, there are many factors which determine the suitability of curtains, drapes and blinds.

We are now in 2013 and at the turn of a new year we ask the same question – what will be most prevalent this year, blinds or curtains?

Whilst there are a number of aesthetic considerations, what questions should you ask yourself when choosing bewteen curtains or blinds?

Purpose

An important factor in the decision between curtains and blinds is purpose and suitability. Blinds are best suited for rooms where lighting and light management is a priority; bedrooms often make good use of black-out blinds as shutting out light is important to help us sleep.

Curtains, on the other hand, are better suited for living spaces where considerable time is spent working and resting. Curtains are flexible by nature and flexibility is paramount for multi-purpose spaces.

Fashion

Fashionability is a crucial factor, especially when committed to new years resolutions and redecorating plans. Fashionable curtains and blinds not only transform your living space, bedroom or conservatory but they can often be the icing on the cake – the last piece of the decorating puzzle.

Curtains with soft, droopy aesthetics are particularly well suited to create ambience in living areas. Conversely, blinds and shutters are used to add practicality in living spaces such as a loft conversion or balcony window.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss your own curtains versus blinds conundrum, why not give the Oxford Curtain Consultant a call?

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