When it comes to deciding between window coverings such as blinds and curtains, most people find that their decision is largely swayed by the interior style that they aim to achieve. So, naturally visual qualities like colours, textures and types of materials become the point of focus in determining the most suitable option.
However, it is all too easy to fail to consider the practicalities that each type of window covering has to offer when your attention is consumed by the finer (but no less important) aesthetic details.
With this in mind, we discuss why blinds – in many cases – are the best choice in terms of functionality (this is not to say that they are not equal competitors in the realm of design). Let’s take a look at a few key areas where this window covering option outshines conventional curtains.
In comparison to curtains, blinds are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Rather than going through the effort of unhooking curtains and placing them in the washing machine, you can simply clean your blinds with a soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.
Blinds are a no-brainer in terms of durability. This is because they can be made with a number of different materials like wood and composites – which work to enhance longevity and withstand the wear and tear that comes with daily use. And problems that come with cloth curtains, such as mould, stains and moth-eaten fabric are also not a concern as many blind materials are made with water, stain and insect resistant qualities.
What’s more is the fact that curtains can discolour and fade overtime, due to sun exposure. Blinds, on the other hand, can be made with materials such as aluminium, which is highly resistant to weathering and discolouration.
Curtains simply have the option of being open or closed and are therefore limited when it comes to light control, whereas blinds can be made in a Venetian style, consisting of slats that can be tilted at various angles to let in the precise amount of light that is desired. Accurate light control is perhaps one of the major reasons why people choose blinds over curtains.
Although it is not impossible to motorise curtains, they are most definitely limited in their motorisation options. The beauty of blinds is that most of them can easily be motorised to operate effortlessly (watch this short video demonstrating the seamless motorisation of Windovert Roller Blinds).
Now that you’ve read through the key advantages that blinds have over curtains, the next step is to discover the different types of blinds that are available. Browse through our products to see what we have to offer.