Hello World! Now that were creeping into Fall, it’s a good time to think window coverings. Of course, you don’t want to block out the sunlight, but the right window treatment can help insulate your home from cold winds while adding an attractive finishing touch to your decor. The dilemma for some is blinds or curtains? While both are attractive, which you choose may depend on a couple of factors, like the atmosphere you want to create and the level of privacy you’re looking for in each room.
Many people like to promote relaxation and a sense of comfort in spaces like bedrooms, dens, and living rooms. Curtains certainly add to the decor of these spaces while creating a homey feel. Large rooms benefit from curtains or draperies, which can make the space seem more intimate, and they complement the aesthetics of older homes. However, if your rooms or windows are smaller, or if you have a more contemporary home, blinds will lend your room a tidy, minimalist appearance, and they can be hung in a way to create depth or add an illusion of length to your windows. A natural material like rattan or bamboo is easy to go over with a duster or vacuum and will blend with almost any other color scheme, especially blues and white or off-white. Roman blinds are another attractive option. They combine the look of draperies with the ease and coverage of blinds. They’re especially dramatic in living and dining rooms, on tall windows, or in rooms with high ceilings.
In the bedroom, you may want more coverage for sleeping and dressing. In this case, blackout curtains or a combination of curtains and blinds will work well. That way you can adjust the light level in order to get the sleep you need, even in the day time. If you’re an allergy sufferer, steer clear of Venetian blinds in rooms where you’ll be spending a lot of time, especially bedrooms, as the small slats can gather dust without near-daily attention.
Rooms like kitchens and baths that see a lot of usage or are exposed to constant moisture are an ideal place to have blinds installed. They’re easy to keep clean, which is especially important in the kitchen, where grease is hanging in the air at times and food splatters are likely. A good choice in the kitchen is the standard Venetian blind, which wipes clean quickly and allows you to let in natural sunlight easily. Rooms with over-sized or irregularly shaped windows may require custom window treatments that are made to fit the dimensions and shape without detracting from the beauty of the window.
Companies like Next Day Blinds and similar niche boutiques offer more than just custom and ready-made window coverings. This company and others like it also provide detailed advice on the best window treatments for your budget and requirements. You can find a local supplier by doing a quick web search or asking a friend or relative whose interior you admire for a referral.
What type of window covering do you prefer? I would love to hear what you think. Have a wonderful day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!