Audra Odom. Curtain. March 10th , 2018.
Blinds can find themselves needed weekly, to monthly cleaning, so it's important to consistently keep on top of them. Whether you have chosen white fabrics, or louvolite fabrics, which can also add energy efficiency. Blinds can attract large levels of dust, making it difficult for those with dust allergies, so a weekly cleaning session will benefit them massively.
Now consider what kind of curtain or drape you'll be hanging. Will it be light and billowy, heavy and insulating or something in between? You guessed it: the weight of the coverings will be instrumental in choosing your rod. Maybe you want a layered look, so you'll be considering double or triple rods.
Functionality: Both blinds and curtains have the same functionality behind them, which is light control and privacy. Curtains block are known to shut out light, as well as stop those walking by from peering through your home. Curtains add an extra dimension as they are decorative, which can allow you to shine a controlled amount of light and still block out the view from the outside. Whether you choose thick curtains, or lightweight, they can all be adjusted to your needs, but are no longer beneficial once they are wide open. Sheer curtains are normally combined in order to get the benefits once curtains are closed and open.
Blinds are the real winner when it comes to functionality. There adjustable stance, rod manoeuvrability can help you control the exact amount of light that enters your room. Blinds can help you obscure the view, offering the perfect amount of natural light into your home. When it comes to functionality blinds are vastly superior compared to curtains, so again, it entirely falls down to preference, décor and style.
What are your options? You can choose from standard rods, spring-loaded rods, traverse rods, decorative rods, adjustable rods, magnetic rods, double and triple rods . . . made from brass, chrome, ivory, graphite, mahogany, teak, and walnut, plastic, metal . . . . And we haven't even mentioned color or style yet!
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