After moving to a new home or redecorating a room, many homeowners are faced with a tough yet common question when it comes to selecting new window coverings: blinds or curtains? While this is a decision that largely depends on personal preference, with so many different styles of both blinds and curtains available to choose from, knowing which would work best in your home can be tricky. However, here at Skylight Blinds Direct, when it comes to window coverings, we truly believe that blinds are the best option. Below, we’ve outlined just six reasons why we think blinds beat curtains hands down:
1. Light Control
Unlike curtains, blinds enable homeowners to have total control over the amount of light entering a room. For example, if a total blackout experience is desired, a blackout blind will effectively cover an entire window, unlike curtains which often leave gaps for light to seep through, even when closed. Our blackout skylight blinds are made using a powerful combination of blackout fabric and brush seals to ensure that any incoming light sources are blocked effectively, meaning whatever time of day it is, a darkened room is always achievable.
2. Ultimate Privacy
As well as blocking out light, blinds can also provide the ultimate privacy by preventing others from looking into your home. While gaps between curtains can offer a sneak peek into a particular room, blinds completely shield any window from view, meaning it is neigh-on impossible for both neighbours or passers-by to see what’s happening inside your home. In that sense, blinds can prove particularly beneficial to those who live in built-up areas and want to avoid the potential for awkward neighbourly encounters!
3. Easy Maintenance
No matter what style you opt for, whether it’s automated window blinds or skylight blinds for keylite windows, all blinds are very easy to clean. While curtains are usually made from thicker materials, which can be challenging to wash and dry, blinds can be cleaned simply by wiping them down with warm, soapy water. Additionally, due to being made of lightweight material, blinds also have a minimal drying time, meaning you can have them cleaned and repositioned the very same day!
4. Effortlessly Stylish
We hate to say it, but curtains can often look a little outdated, especially if they are made from thick or garish material. Blinds, however, always look effortlessly stylish and can be used to bring a subtle yet sophisticated feel to any room, no matter what the décor. With an extensive variety of styles, colours and patterns to choose from, rest assured you’ll always be able to find a blind from us here at Skylight Blinds Direct that’s perfect for your home.
Curtains are usually made from delicate fabrics that often tend to fade quite quickly, meaning if you’re looking for long-term window coverings that are going to last, they are probably not the best option for you. Blinds, on the other hand, are made using a range of durable fabrics that are not only more resilient to damage but also retain their colour more successfully. This is especially the case with our waterproof blinds, which are made using fabric that is completely enclosed to ensure their colour is not weakened by humid air or a build-up of condensation.
6. Energy Efficient
Finally, due to the fact that they can be made to measure, blinds usually offer greater energy efficiency than curtains, helping you to save money on your electricity costs as well as damage to the environment! While installing any of our skylight blinds will help you use less energy in your home, our solar powered motorised skylight blinds will enable you to go the extra mile; not only do they help to regulate room temperature, but they also run solely off of solar energy, meaning they are entirely self-sufficient and require no additional power supply to function.
Irrespective of these reasons, you may still be feeling unsure about whether to choose blinds or curtains for your home. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, our team can offer advice and information to help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right window coverings to suit your style. Contact us today on 0800 008 6293 or get in touch on our social media channels – we’re always happy to help.