Blinds are an increasingly popular option in people’s homes. There are a number of reasons why people choose blinds over curtains and it’s important to understand these before you make any decisions about which is right for you. When going through these reasons, consider how they relate to your specific requirements.

1. Cost

One key reason to install blinds into your home rather than curtains is because they’re generally a more cost-effective choice. If you have specific requirements that require bespoke designs, getting made-to-measure curtains will be more expensive than made-to-measure blinds. Alternatively, you could put a little extra money into your blind choice so that you get a better quality option.

2. Variety

Blinds are a great choice because there are many options to choose from, allowing you to match your blinds with the rest of your interior design regardless of which room it’s for. For example, you could choose horizontal blinds, otherwise known as venetian blinds, which are a series of slats connected via a string. Or you could choose roller blinds that use a single piece of fabric which rolls down from a top bar. Alternatively, there are roman blinds which are similar to roller blinds, only that the fabric neatly folds on itself by using stiffener rods.

3. Practicalities

Blinds are also a more practical solution in a number of areas. For example, they’re more energy efficient because they retain heat whilst also allowing good levels of daylight indoors. It’s even possible to get blinds that reflect heat back into the room.

Another way blinds are more practical is because they allow for more convenient sun blocking. Curtains are drawn horizontally which makes it more difficult to block the sun as it sets. Blinds, on the other hand, are drawn vertically so it’s much easier to cover the sun’s glare whilst still allowing some light into the room.

4. Maintenance

If there’s one clear area where blinds are more convenient than curtains, it’s maintenance. Curtains aren’t as durable as blinds, as anybody with pets will understand, and they’re much more difficult to clean as well. Blinds are designed to be easy to clean but it’s important to remember to do this regularly to avoid dust accumulation or marks. Additionally, curtains can become mouldy over time, they can be stained easily, and they’re prone to being moth-eaten. Due to these maintenance factors, blinds are a much more convenient option.

Here at Blinds Of All Kinds, we want to make your home as stylish, practical, convenient and comfortable as possible. Our bespoke blinds service will ensure your specific requirements are met and our experts will help from beginning to end. For further information on blinds, or to find out more about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!