How to pick the right window treatment

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then actual windows allow others a peek into your home. This is what neighbors see from the outside and what visitors notice when invited in. And windows looks far much better with curtains or Ziptrak blinds.

But which one to get? How do you decide on whether to buy big, colorful curtains or simple but elegant indoor blinds?

There are arguments for both. Your choice may be influenced by what features each option has and what style you’re going for.

Curtains, shades or blinds?

Something that confuses many people is how the terms blinds and shades are interchanged. While each term has its definition, over the years the lines have blurred and terms are interchanged. Knowing how each one differs can help you make your choice.

Blinds are slats usually made of inorganic materials such as metal or plastic. Sometimes the slats can be made of wood. They are held together by strings which are also used to control how they are opened. They’re an affordable option, especially for large-sized windows.

Sometimes indoor blinds Melbourne houses have on their windows such as Ziptrak blinds are shades. These are fabrics that can be rolled up or down the window. These are usually made of organic textiles such as cotton or wool.

Curtains are, well curtains. The traditional fabrics that are draped over windows since time immemorial. Curtains have the most options when it comes to color, patterns and fabric type. They are a bit more expensive than blinds and shades though, and a bit harder to clean.

What window treatment to choose?

The differences between the three options will influence your choice. Each option is ideal for different styles, purpose and window locations.

For example, areas in the house that has high humidity such as bathrooms and kitchens aren’t great for organic materials. Bamboo, wood and natural textiles will be laden with mold and mildew. This makes most shades and curtains bad options, leaving blinds as the ideal choice.

If you need to control or dim the sunlight entering the room, shades will be a good option. Certain types of shades use translucent fabrics and allow a small amount of light to shine through. They reduce glare without leaving the room in total darkness.

Curtains and blinds in contrast block sunlight. This makes them a better choice if you’re going for privacy. Blinds are especially easier to adjust with wands that control how the slats are tilted, so you can adjust how visible the room is from the outside.

The roman blinds Melbourne shops offer will better fit interior designs with a more modern vibe. The opposite is true for curtains, which better fits the classic and traditional window decorations.

So the next time you’re redecorating and are having trouble what to choose, remember how each window treatment works. Not every option works in every scenario, and some would look horrible and clash with some designs.

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