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Drapes, blinds and curtains - Which are better?

08th December, 2016


If you are planning a new window dressing, then you should think about your exact requirements. In other words, you must figure out whether using curtains, blinds or drapes are the best options for your space. By learning more about the properties of these window dressings, you should be able to make the right choice.

Today, the market is flooded with a wide range of different blinds and you can choose between blinds in a variety of patterns, colours and fabrics. There is no doubt that blinds improve the visual appearance of any room and they are known for their exceptional performance. They also come in different forms and they are made from different materials which make them useful for literally every room – living room, dining room, bathrooms, kitchens etc. Blinds provide exceptional insulation, improve privacy, simple to maintain and clean and provide good light management. They also come in various styles so you shouldn’t find it difficult to opt for the best design for the interior of your home or business.

Even though many people use the words drapes and curtains interchangeably, the fact is that these two types of window dressings are different. Of course, they both will make your windows look more attractive and they provide a certain level of light control and insulation, but they have different features and styles. For instance, drapes include materials that are usually heavier compared to the ones used in curtains. 

They provide excellent protection from the sun and good insulation. On the other hand, curtains are lighter and they come with a few more benefits. For example, they are usually less expensive compared to drapes. They also come in many different sizes, unlike drapes which are usually made from the floor to the highest point of the window. In addition, curtains are very practical which is why they are used in many different types of buildings.

If you are wondering whether you should buy curtains, blinds or drapes, you should think about your needs, personal preferences and your budget. And of course, don’t forget the style of your home/office and what will fit in with the rest of your décor.

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