Advantages Of Curtains Over Blindsby Rohan Sharma Lalco Interiors
When it comes to making an informed decision about whether to go for curtains or blinds, not many can make that choice without getting puzzled. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, when weighed out with objectivity, there seems to be more reasons to prefer curtains over blinds on any given day.
Here are advantages of going for curtains over blinds.
Curtains, when open, beautifully frame your windows, while blinds, be it horizontal or vertical, fail to provide any such aesthetic framing. Tying curtains up on both sides of the window looks elegant and neat while blinds can’t offer the same look.
Curtain rods and Finials arrive in an endless array of styles, materials, and textures. They can be metal, wooden or of other materials, and can be chosen according to the room's unique color and décor.
Curtains provide insulation that blinds can never provide. Most commonly, blinds are thin and are not adept at offering proper heat insulation to a room.
Curtains arrive in all kinds of cloths, thickness and transparency that one can choose from, according to the local climate and need of the hour. Blinds typically don’t offer so many options.
Curtains can even be underlined with another layer of cloth to make it thicker and more heat resistant and further shade providing. Curtains can be grouped together for further insulation. But blinds are permanent fixtures with no permutations and combinations readily doable.
In most modern homes, space is a problem, and patio doors and windows nowadays are designed to open inwards. This leaves very little room for space correction in case of blinds. However, certain curtain tracks come as small as 5mm to fit into a narrow space. Some even can be fixed directly into the ceiling. This allows doors and windows a lot of space to open inwards.
Especially for Bay windows, blinds are a beauty spoiler. Firstly, it’s more costly to customize the inward bent vertical blinds to fit the bay formation. Even if it is done, it most certainly destroys the bay look and leaves the room looking like an office space.
In case of curtains, the curtain tracks and curtain rods can easily be matched and fitted to the bent of the bay. They are way more flexible with regard to their customization and fitting. Designs and texture too can be selected according to the window specific look. Thus, curtains can further enhance the natural and quaint look of a Bay window.
Easy Maintenance and Cleaning
While blinds typically turn into dust traps, collecting and storing up the outdoor pollutants, dirt and allergens, curtains are way more hygienic. They can be easily dismounted and sent off for dry cleaning. Blinds on the other hand require a more rigorous and straining cleaning routine.
Due to dust trapped into blinds, they often unwittingly trigger allergies, asthma and other health hazards. Curtains are a much cleaner option. The curtain tracks and poles too can be very easily dry wiped and dusted from time to time.
Considering all these amazing aesthetic and pragmatic advantages curtains offer that blinds typically fail to, it’s unarguably more preferable to choose curtains for your house over blinds.
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