Decorating a room is often an enjoyable and creative experience. It’s an opportunity to bring new life into a space and express a little of your personality through the items, colours and styles you choose. Whether it’s a bedroom, living area or home office, there are a multitude of ways to make it your own, including your choice of curtains or blinds.
Once you’ve chosen your furniture and carpets, and even painted the walls, all that is left is to decide how you’ll cover your windows. Surely it’s a simple decision? Well, not quite. With a plethora of options at your fingertips, it can be somewhat daunting choosing between curtains and blinds.
Fortunately, with a little forethought and logical planning, it’s pretty simple to work out which of these methods will work best for your home. From colour palettes to lighting, here’s our guide to choosing between curtains and blinds for your home.
Consider The Purpose Of The Room
Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, be sure to think about what the space will be used for. This can make it a lot easier to decide which style of soft furnishing is best. For example, if you’re redoing a bathroom, curtains will almost certainly be out of the question. With moisture in the air and plenty of liquids splashing around, a set of high-quality blinds or wooden shutters are the best bet.
Alternatively, if you’re hoping to make a room feel quiet and cosy, curtains can work wonders too. Owing to their soft material construction, curtains are excellent absorbers of sound. This is often perfect when trying to make a room feel snug and relaxing.
That said, rooms such as lounges look great with curtains or blinds, so it depends on personal preference and style, which we’ll explore shortly.
As well as considering the purpose of a room, it is well worth settling on a unifying style or theme for the space. That said, this needn’t be complex or restrictive. Something as simple as a ‘minimalist’ living room can be a good starting point. In such a scenario, plain Venetian blinds would be a perfect choice owing to their chic, understated aesthetic appeal.
On the other hand, if your aim is to make a lounge feel vibrant, homely and soft, colourful curtains are often an ideal choice. Think maximalism, lots of ornaments and paintings!
Speak To An Expert About Your Window Blinds And Shades
The choice between curtains and blinds is, of course, entirely yours to make! That said, it can be tricky to work out which style will look best. Our last recommendation is to employ the services of an expert.
Here at Blinds Of All Kinds, we’re always happy to point customers in the right direction and find the best solution for you. Simply get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.