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Why are blinds better than curtains?

If you’re thinking about buying new blinds or curtains for your windows but aren’t sure which would work best for you, you might want to keep reading… we’re going to be answering one of the questions we get asked most often; “Why are blinds better than curtains?”

You have more choice of styles

Whether you like plain colour or bold patterns, the modern look or the slightly more traditional, you’ll find a blind that perfectly suits your individual taste. Plus you can choose from fabric and wood, depending on the look you want to achieve.

In fact, if you can’t find the colour or print you’re looking for, you can create your own with a bespoke blind.

And then when it comes to the blinds themselves, you can go for any of the following:

  • Vertical blinds
  • Roller blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Perfect Fit blinds
  • Motorised blinds
  • Pleated blinds
  • And so much more

So there really is a blind out there to suit you!

You get more control over light

With blinds you have complete control over how much light you let into the property. Let’s say you put venetian blinds in your bedroom – you can pull them up so your window is completely exposed, keep them down and open them as much or as little as you’d like.

And if you don’t want them all the way up or all the way down, you can leave them partway up.

You can always choose a blackout fabric blind too, if you’re tired of getting woken up by the sun and want to help stop sun damage occurring to your furniture. The options are wide – so if you’re not sure which blind would work best for you, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.

You can save energy (and money)

If you’re looking for ways to help reduce your energy bills, however small the saving may be, you might be better off choosing blinds over curtains. This is because they tend to fit more snug to your windows, reducing the cold air that comes in and the warm air that’s lost.

Not only that, you can also choose to get your blinds made using energy saving fabric – so you can stop wasting energy and spend less on your heating bills. And your blinds won’t just help keep your room warm in winter; they can also keep your room cool in summer too. All of this means your room is comfortable, whatever the weather.

Your blinds will last for years

Whether you’re looking at this from a practical point of view or a style point of view, your blinds will stand the test of time with ease. As you may know, curtains become quite dated over the years… what started out as a great pair of simple curtains slowly starts looking like something that looks quite worn and, well, old.

Blinds, however, manage to maintain their simplistic elegance and are incredibly durable so you know they won’t just look good, they’ll still perform well too.

You get the privacy you want

We’ve hinted at this slightly already when talking about the control you have over light… it also gives you complete control over your privacy. For example, if you opt for vertical or venetian blinds, you can let in light without having to sacrifice any of your privacy.

With curtains, you usually have to sacrifice one of the other – light or privacy. Blinds let you control both with ease.

You can choose from a range of fabrics

When looking for blinds, you’ll find that you have the option of a wide range of fabrics, including:

  • Blackout
  • Sun protective coating
  • Dim out
  • Fire retardant
  • Energy saving
  • Anti-fungal
  • Solar shade
  • Washable

They’re all pretty self-explanatory and do what they say on the tin – however if you have any questions about them at all, just get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to talk you through your options.

So there you have it… just a few of the many reasons blinds are better than curtains. And if you live in the Manchester – Blackburn area, you can arrange a free measuring service today. All you have to do is get in touch to book your appointment.