Yes, blinds seem to be in vogue and some interior décor designers, driven by trends, now fill-up homes with blinds. They, however, forget that when it comes to home interior elegance, classy and sophistication is what does it; this is what curtain or drapes bestow on your home interior.
Ever occurred to you that the idea of window blind is strictly for office use and not really for your home? Window blinds are primarily used for office use to aid privacy and for security reasons. It is designed to ensure that your office window, irrespective the length or width, have perfect cover up that would fit in with the overall design of your workplace.
Hence, bringing blinds to the home after a long day spent at work with blinds is as good as leaving your office to return to the office, as against returning to a home adorned with classy and sophisticated curtains. Don’t forget that what actually makes a home is the unparalleled ambience you won’t feel anywhere else. There is no place like home, so keep the home ambience homely with drapes and curtains.
Curtains or drapes, depending on your preference, distinguishingly exhibits elegance with its clean lines and forms that speak for themselves, heralding sophistication on the architecture, furniture, and décor of your home. However, blinds are relatively flat and ordinary when used in the home due to its zero versatility and fabric texture.
Why drapes and curtains are best for living room and bedrooms
Aside from the cozy atmosphere that curtains herald your home interior, the core elegance in the fine lines of drapes and curtains cannot be compared to any due to its attractive aesthetic, mature, and sophisticated appearance.
Difference between drapes/curtains and blinds
Drapes are made of heavy weight fabric, and curtains are made of the same fabric, but lighter in weight. On the other hand, blinds have slats made from plastic or wood.
Curtains or drapes present you with varieties in fabric textures, style, and overall layout. They can be chosen to coordinate in colour with the rest of the furnishings, or stand out as a contrasting element, while blinds don’t have versatility in terms of designs.
Curtains or drapes are durable, while blinds, although easier to clean, are not durable especially when used in the home due to the lifting up and down of the cord.
Curtains can give a sense of warmth and coziness to any space. The fabric of curtains also acts as a sound buffer for quietness. Blinds, however, practically make the interior feel as though it’s an open space with zero soundproof.
While it is established that blinds are not exactly for home interior but office spaces, there are certain sections in your home interior that may warrant the use of blinds such as kitchen, study, etc., but certainly not your living room or bedroom.
Although some homeowners choose to apply both curtains and blinds for a combination of design variety and functionality, to successfully achieve a cozy ambience with such, it is imperative to install a valance so as to add style to the blinds.
When it comes to costing of drapes and curtains, the quality of fabric is the basic determinant as the prices vary in quality.
Installation of curtain /drape
When it comes to installation of curtains or drapes, individual choice of style and accessories would determine the outcome of the installation. However, it’s advisable to go for complete fitting accessories for best results, as it is often said that a beautiful curtain or drape in a space is determined by the quality of accessories used.