curtainsWhen people are looking to buy some kind of window covering they often wonder whether they should go with curtains or blinds? This is a common question with no clear answer. It really depends on a number of factors.

First, it depends on what room you want to cover your windows. If you want to cover the kitchen window it will require a different approach than if you want to cover the windows in your bedroom.

It also depends on what style you like the best. Some people prefer the modern, minimalist look of window blinds like easifit blinds. Others like the old fashioned look of huge curtains that give the home a more rustic feel.

In this article, we will go over what the main differences between curtains and blinds are so that you can get the right option for your home.

Maintenance

When it comes to the maintenance category, blinds win by a long shot. If you are the type of person who doesn’t like cleaning or household chores then blinds might be the choice for you.

Curtains, on the other hand, require much more maintenance. You need to vacuum them, or else the dust will pile up and they will get saturated with it, which is unhealthy. Also wiping down curtains is not an option you really have to vacuum them to get the best result.

Design

The design is a category that somewhat comes down to personal preference, however, curtains probably have more to offer when it comes to design than blinds do. You can add tassels, use different materials and more.

Blinds, on the other hand, don’t allow you to do as much customization. They will always look like exactly what they are, blinds. If the look of your home is more on the modern side then blinds will probably be the right choice for you though.

Versatility

When it comes to versatility, blinds win the day. They can pretty much be used in any room of the house and are good for covering all types of windows. They look good and are easy to clean.

Curtains, however, are not quite that versatile. For example, you can’t exactly stick some curtains in the kitchen. This would look silly and would be a nightmare to clean. The absorbent fabric of curtains is very hard to clean as it is.

Controlling the Light

covered windowIt’s important to make sure that you adequately control the light in your home. Let’s face it, nobody wants to have a house that is too bright or too dark. This is a category where blinds are far superior.

Curtains only allow you to either open or close them. Blinds, on the other hand, have several different options depending on the type of blind.

Venetians have slats that can be tilted at different angles to allow in the amount of light that you want.

Conclusion

Overall curtains and blinds are very different ways to cover your windows. The one you choose will depend on your personal preference, as well as the factors discussed in this article.