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Are Blinds Better than Curtains?

Home » Blog » Are Blinds Better than Curtains?

Are Blinds Better than Curtains?

Are Blinds Better than Curtains?

Are you faced with the choice all homeowners come to? Blinds or curtains? Here are some helpful hints.

Are blinds better than curtains? This same question plagues thousands of Fraser James Blinds customers every year. While this question has seemingly no right or wrong answer, we thought it was time to fully explore the options. We have split the pros and cons for curtains and the pros and cons for blinds into one easy to read article, all for you. Read on to solve the internal argument, once and for all.

The Pros and Cons of Curtains

Let’s begin by examining the good and bad points of getting curtains.

Curtains have been the traditional window dressing in the UK for generations. Although their first use dates back to BC times, it was the Industrial era that made curtains so popular here in Britain. The Victorians, particularly, liked red and black curtains. They were used as much to keep out the smog of the city as they were to add warmth to and dress a room.

Curtains do just that. They add warmth. They allow a further option for matched décor. Curtains can be a focal point, a feature in an otherwise minimal room. They keep out dirt and dust, improving the air quality of the home. They keep out light or darkness, and they do it to nay degree you like.

On the downside, curtains are heavy and they capture dust. Without regular washing, your curtains can have the opposite affect on air quality in the room. Added to this, they must be styled to match the room. Neutral curtains simply won’t match all designs.

The Pros and Cons of Blinds

Blinds have similarly seen use since the early BC years. Many cultures all over the globe created innovative solutions for window space coverings that would open and close by means of a pull cord. Venetian blinds, for example, are a great example of the historical use of a good blind.

The pros of blinds include their ease of use, the simplicity with which you can clean them, and the efficacy with which they block out the light. Blinds can be perfectly fitted to the window frame, or give you the choice between a horizontal and a vertical. They come in a huge mix of styles, colours, shapes, fabrics, and textures.

The cons of blinds are limited. You can’t take them off one window and move them to another unless they are the same size. You need to remove them for cleaning, but the same can be said about curtains.

The Outside Option: What About Shutters?

Have you considered a stylish shutter on your windows to compliment those curtains or blinds? Just a thought, but what better way could there be to simultaneously protect your windows form damage while making the neighbours jealous?

Where to Buy Blinds and Shutters?

Here at Fraser James Blinds, we provide tailor made blind and shutter solutions for your home or property. Contact us today for blinds, shutters, and awnings, in Coventry, Leicester, Northampton, Warwick, Stratford and beyond.

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