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The Big Debate: Blinds or Curtains?

One of the easiest and most effective ways of changing the appearance of your home is installing blinds or putting up curtains. However, which option is the best to take when redecorating your home? Whether you want to make a change for practical or aesthetic reasons, here we discuss key points to consider when making the fundamental choice between blinds and curtains.

Controlling the amount of light coming into the room

    One advantage of blinds over curtains is the fact that it is much easier to control the amount of light you want to enter the room with blinds. With curtains, this luxury is a lot harder to achieve as, for aesthetic reasons, you can only really have them fully open or completely closed. Therefore, blinds are ideal for in your bedroom, where you don’t want any light to wake you up in the morning.

    The style, colour and pattern

      Of course, your choice whether to go for blinds or curtains will rely mostly on the style you wish to achieve. Blinds and curtains alike come in an endless variety of styles, colours, and patterns, allowing you to create the perfect look in your home. You can choose from mini blinds, vertical blinds, roman blinds, and even cordless blinds, which are safer for children and pets as well as being very elegant. Curtains also come in a variety of fabrics and styles, giving you a lot of choice. For a more modern look, you may want to go for blinds. But to add a quirky, retro feel to a room, unique curtains may do the trick.

      Complete privacy

        A level of control over your privacy can be achieved with blinds in a way that cannot be achieved with curtains. For ultimate privacy control, consider installing top-down shades. Using these, you can lower the shade from the top so that the natural light can come in, but you can still enjoy the privacy you desire.


          Although curtains do have a lot of positives, blinds are definitely much easier to maintain.  In fact, many blinds simply require a quick wipe with a damp cloth from time to time to remove the dust. This in comparison to curtains, which need to be washed every few months, and blinds certainly do look like the most convenient option. In addition, blinds are also very long lasting, especially those made from wood or aluminum, meaning you won’t have to replace them until you decide you are want to decorate or need a change. Whatever style you have in mind for the rooms in your home, consider installing window blinds. Not only can they become a unique feature of the room, but they also don’t have to cost the earth. Depending on the choice of blinds made, windows could become a room's focal point or used to blend in with the primary colours of the room. Regardless, the goal would be to choose blinds that are durable, versatile, and cost efficient to add character and timeless beauty to any room of the home. At Lifestyle Blinds we present you with quality, value for money blinds at the cheapest online prices, together with a comprehensive choice our interior designers gets excited about. You can check out our range of blinds here.