Curtains have graced the windows of homes for centuries. Their lush material speaks of wealthy homeowners. Curtains keep out prying eyes and harsh material-fading sunlight. Curtains dress windows and make them look ornate.
Curtains are available in a wide range of styles, materials, and costs. You can curtain a window for ten dollars or spend thousands. The look can be layered, bright airy, sheer or ornate.
Blinds have their followers too. They are the window treatment of choice for businesses and organizations.
Blinds provide a professional look for commercial properties.
Blinds are also significantly less expensive and easier to install than curtains.
In rental properties, blinds are the window treatment of choice. They are more durable. They are also faster and less labor intensive to replace.
Within the last ten years, blinds have appeared in a wide range of looks. They are easier to match to the rest of the room than curtains, and they are much more affordable. Homes are also enjoying a plethora of colors, styles, and materials in blinds, giving the homeowner plenty of stylish options.
While blinds lack the opulent look of curtains, most people can find blinds easier to deal with and to match the room décor.
Blinds can be combined with valences, swags, or drapers to form an interesting look that gives the best of both worlds. Blinds and curtains may be the right option if you are hoping to combine fashion with function.
There is no right answer in the blinds versus curtains debate. It all boils down to personal taste and purpose.
Both curtains and blinds provide light control and privacy. Curtains may be heavy enough to block out all light or as airy as sheers. The style and material of curtains affects their ability to both block light and obstruct peepers.
Sheer curtains are not a good light control nor privacy tool. However, they are decorative and lend an ambience of light and joy to a room.
Heavy curtains block the light. However, they can be adjusted to let in light.
When closed, they offer total privacy.
Combining heavy drapes and sheers can give you the best of both.
Labor is another factor to consider. Blinds are highly functional. With the twist of a rod you can control light. With the pull of a cord you’ve got privacy. Having blinds partway open obscures view and controls light.
When it comes to choosing it is merely a matter of taste or purpose.