Posted by Decor Blinds & Curtains on 29 Jul 2019
Windows are a fundamental feature in any building: they let in light and air while letting you regulate the temperature. However, to be truly effective, windows need the right kind of dressing.
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A window without any coverings can cause damage and discomfort inside your home or office. If you are moving to a new place or are just looking to give your home or workplace a much-needed upgrade, choosing between shutters, curtains and blinds can get a bit tricky.
In this blog, we’ll let you in on the benefits of and differences between shutters, curtains and blinds so that you can make the right decision.
Of all the types of window treatments available, shutters appear the neatest and most orderly. This is because they are integrated into your window, which also means they generally require professional installation (which means an extra fee).
While this means you’ll have to spend a few extra bucks to get your shutters manually installed, they are well worth it if you value some peace and quiet. They’re in a fixed position and won’t move around in the wind and make a lot of noise. In addition to this, they have amazing noise-cancelling abilities.
Shutters are also a popular choice amongst families with young children as they don’t have any dangling cords or strings that can represent a safety hazard.
They’re also perfect for office environments to maintain an orderly and sleek aesthetic while allowing more control over how much light enters your workspace.
When it comes to window coverings, curtains are by far the best insulators. They’re also the most popular type of window treatment due to the cozy feel that fabrics give off.
Appearance wise, curtains give you more freedom to express your individual style. They also allow you to experiment with what will best complement your home’s interior. You can choose from a variety of prints, colours, fabrics and textures while effectively regulating internal temperatures and effectively keeping out sunlight when you need to.
Blinds are your best bet if you need something that’s versatile. They give the best light control and come in a variety of sizes, making them a great option for smaller or narrower windows that are exposed to the sun. On top of that, you can choose different materials - from slightly transparent to full block-out blinds - to suit your needs.
With blinds, you also have the option of motorising their operation. This means you can control the amount of light that enters your room with the help of a remote controller without having to get off your seat or bed. This can be especially useful for people who live with mobility issues.
If you need more advice on choosing between shutters, curtains and blinds, make sure to get in touch with our friendly consultants who will help you assess what the right choice is for you. Our FREE design consultation service will ensure that you make the best choice for your home, lifestyle and preferences.