Home Improvement

Know the Difference Between Curtains and Blinds

Blinds that are used for both residential, as well as commercial purposes, are usually made of wood, bamboo, vinyl or even aluminum. They can be tilt opened for the light to get inside the house and maintain privacy. They can be moved up and down as per your own requirement. Since it has a lifting mechanism, there is no need to completely lift it unless and until you want to open the window. The blinds are the best way to control light in a very simple and easy way. This is not possible with curtains.

Blinds and Curtains

Curtains and blinds are different from each other in certain aspects.  curtains are fabric based and are mostly sold in pairs. The homeowner can choose different widths, lengths, fabrics and colors of curtains from the market. The curtains are a very popular choice when it comes to window treatments. The curtains are light weight, so they may not block the light completely. The curtains are hung over the windows unlike blinds. The blinds usually consist of thin slats that come in a wide range or also may be available in single piece. Blinds and curtains also  differ in controlling the light inside the house. The blinds can filter the light and the outside view but curtains keep the warmth by blocking the sun.

How Are They Different?

The purpose to have a window is to allow natural light to enter the house. This has double and positive effects: One is that it will reduce the consumption of energy and promote the health and hygiene of the members of the family. The temperature is also managed by attaching a screen on the windows. Hence the homeowners either put curtains or choose to install blinds. But the fact is curtains and blinds serve the same purpose in a different way.

Curtains and Blinds
  • The curtains are hung on the walls for specific reasons, one is to prevent outdoor matters, security and decorative purposes. They give privacy but not like the blinds. This is because blinds contain series of thin slats that can completely block you from the outside world.
  • The curtains are available in different sizes and shapes as well as colours. blinds are of different types. For instance, there are roller blinds, Venetian blinds and also vertical blinds. Each of them has different characteristics.
  • The use of curtains may also be for creating home partitions. It also helps to complement the theme and design of the house. The blinds are also used to create an added beauty to the decor of the house. The use of blinds is different according to the type of blind that is used.
  • Both curtains and blinds are almost similar, but the only difference is that the blinds are easier to maintain and keep them clean. The curtains must be washed with the help of professional cleaners to keep them fresh and dust free.

If you have shifted to a new house or have renovated your old home, you must keep in mind that window treatments are very much required. The decision between blinds and curtains must be taken wisely. There are few factors that should be considered when you have to choose one from curtains and blinds. The factors that should be considered are price, shape and size of the windows. Once the preference is made, you must give importance to other factors like functionality, light control, elegance and privacy.

Check out which of the above mentioned is suitable to your requirement before you opt for one.



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