First time homeowners and seasoned home decorators can be confused as to what window coverings are suitable for their home. “Should I choose Curtains or Blinds” by Timms Curtain House can offer some information and suggestions on this common dilemma faced by many of our customers.
1. Are Curtains more versatile than Blinds?
Blinds, whether they be roller blinds, verticals or venetians can provide a simple window solution offering sun control and privacy. They can be readymade or custom made to your choice of design and colour. This type of window covering is practical and generally unobtrusive. Although offering clean lines, blinds, can provide some negative effects for example, noise where cross breezes are evident and sometimes may not give your living space the colour and style you had in mind.
Enter the Curtain: With the huge range of fabrics available today as well as many choices of tracks and poles, the options of style and design are endless. Whether you are decorating an old Queenslander or an ultra modern architecturally designed home, there will be a suitable fabric and design for you. The choice is yours.
2. Window insulation for winter and summer
For this situation, Curtains can actually provide greater insulation than a blind. By using a blockout curtain or a curtain with a detachable blockout lining, the room temperature can be stabilised thereby keeping the heat in or the cold out.
Read more about the benefits of curtains in winter here.
3. Durability of Curtains compared to Blinds
The life of any window covering is mostly determined by the amount of exposure to the elements and the care of the home occupant. Most modern blinds made of an acrylic material can be wiped over with a damp sponge and mild detergent and be depending on exposure will ultimately break down. Blockout curtains or curtains with detachable blockout linings in the same environment have the option of being cleaned or the existing lining can be replaced – thereby giving the original Curtains an extended life.
Timms Curtains House offers a free maintenance service in the first six months after installation. We check that all curtains, blinds etc. are in good operating condition. Conditions apply.
4. Blocking out light and sound
There is little doubt that multiple layers of curtaining can block out light and sound up to 12 decibels. Blinds, however, do not offer the same block out benefits of light and sound as curtaining and do not add the decorative finish, for example, to a dedicated media room or a formal living area.
5. Window finishes add the final touches to your home décor
The choices for your window treatments are extensive and exciting. Whether you love bold colours and amazing designs and patterns, textures or weaves, Timms Curtain House has the right product to show you.
Timms Curtain House also offers free cushions with any curtains so you can add the final touch to your room.
Can Curtains look modern?
Many people have commented that curtains look old fashioned and that blinds are the only solution to suit a modern home. Blinds can certainly add a crisp, clean contemporary look to modern homes and there are many choices to select from. However, if you are looking for a real “wow” factor in your home, Timms Curtain House invites you to visit our photo gallery and look at the many different styles of window coverings. Our photo gallery has many examples of curtaining, from ornate swags and tails, pelmets with curtains and sheers to contemporary S-fold or Wave fold curtaining. Enjoy your decorating.