When furnishing your home one of the key things to decide on first is what will be used to cover your windows. While curtains are a common choice, we believe that the best option for nearly any type of home is to choose window blinds. Today we run through the top reasons why you should choose window blinds vs curtains.
Function & Control
A blind’s defining feature is its functionality. A curtain can usually only work optimally either entirely opened or closed, a window blind can be easily adjusted to allow just the right amount of light into your rooms.
This gives a lot of flexibility to the user. A homeowner can use the blinds to allow light and airflow into the living room for a summer brunch while still providing some protection from the sun. Or, if you are wanting to let light into a bedroom but still maintain privacy from the outside you can adjust the blinds to be half-open. Blinds are also great entirely closed or open, giving you the ability to hold a movie night with a complete blackout or flooding your patio with light in the mornings.
Another reason to choose window blinds over curtains is the countless visual styles that can be achieved with them. Venetian blinds can give your home a timeless aesthetic when paired with wooden cabinetry or furnishings. Alternatively, you can go with a modern minimalist style with vertical blinds covering your sliding glass doors.
No matter the style there are many finishes to choose from such as wood, faux wood, aluminium, painted, and more. This gives you numerous options when it comes to mixing and matching with your homes existing furnishings.
Cleaning & Durability
You can keep your window furnishings much cleaner if you choose blinds over curtains. Blinds are typically made of a hard material can be wiped down easily with a towel if they have become dusty. Depending on the material, they can even be sprayed with a cleaning agent if they are particularly dirty.
Blinds will also last longer than fabric curtains due to their material. Aluminium, wood, and plastic won’t rip, tear, or rot like curtains do, and will last a very long time if maintained well. They even perform well in humid environments, making them excellent choices for bathrooms or kitchens.
Affordability & Install
Blinds also come in at better value for the money than curtains. If you go with more budget-friendly materials for your blinds like plastic, you can get a blind for an affordable price without sacrificing any of the visual or functional quality. Blinds are also much quicker to install in a window from scratch, again saving you time and money.
Find the Blinds to Suit Your Home Here
For the very best blinds in New Zealand, NZ Blinds can help. We stock the best window blinds for functionality, durability, aesthetics, and affordability, and our friendly team of experts can run you through a variety of window blinds options to suit your specific needs. Contact us and browse our quality blinds today.