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Blinds or Curtains? How to Pick the Right Window Treatments for Your Home

Blinds or Curtains? How to Pick the Right Window Treatments

Are you unfamiliar with the types of window treatments available for your home? Read here to answer the age-old question "Blinds or curtains?" for your home.

Keyword(s): Blinds or Curtains

In 2018, approximately 13.2 million people purchased some form of window treatment for their home.

But, people often run into trouble when they try to choose between blinds or curtains.

There are pros and cons for each, and which one is right for you ultimately depends on personal preference. We will go over each so that you can decide for yourself.

Ready? Let's take a look.

Blinds

Let's kick things off by seeing what blinds have to offer you when it comes to window treatment for your home.

Pros

Blinds are the less expensive option between the two, which will allow you to cover up your windows without having to break your bank. You'll be able to allocate more money into other areas of your home improvement budget.

You'll also find plenty of options to choose from, such as faux wood, that have a pleasant appearance for the price.

Blinds can also be easily repaired if they become damaged by pets, children, or general use. You can either glue cracked slats together or replace them entirely. They also take little effort to clean.

Cons

Although blinds can be cheap and easy to budget for, they won't bring the same aesthetic value to your home that most curtains will. While this isn't to say that all blinds look cheap, curtains are often fancier in appearance.

Plastic blinds are also prone to damage, especially from pets. If even one slat is broken or damaged, it'll throw off the appearance of your blinds.

Curtains

Now, let's shift our focus to curtains and if they're the right option for you.

Pros

When it comes to appearance, curtains have offer something blinds simply can't. Due to the material and color options available, they're often the main focus of the room they're in.

Thus, if you find that your room is lacking something design-wise, curtains are likely the solution.

There are also blackout curtains available that will block out nearly all sunlight from entering a window. Such curtains are a great choice for bedrooms.

Cons

Curtains don't come without their cons, however.

For one, they tend to attract dust on a regular basis. If you don't dust your curtains frequently, you'll be preventing them from accomplishing the purpose you go them for: to improve your home's appearance.

Furthermore, if you have windows that are exceptionally tall or wide, you may find it difficult to get curtains of the appropriate size. Having curtains that are too short or too long can be detrimental to the appearance of the room.

Blinds or Curtains: Which Is Right For You?

Well, that depends mainly on one thing: your personal taste.

There are cheap curtains out there, as well as expensive high-quality blinds. As long as it fits the room appropriately when deciding between blinds or curtains, you've made the right decision.

Still, need some help deciding what's best for your home? Check out what we can do for you.

ss="blogByline"> Posted by JoAnn on 1/17/2016 11:16:15 AM