Which To Choose: Blinds, Curtains Or Shades

Every homeowner always need to decide whether to install blinds, curtains or shades. Well, it all depends on your need and preferences. In this post, we are going to share some tips which we hope to give you some ideas and, help you to make a right choice for your home.

When deciding for a perfect treatment for your windows, you need to decide whether you want illumination, privacy, or a good mixture of both. The common areas in the home such as TV lounge, living room or the dining area do not require much privacy but they always require light. Hence, it is a smart choice to use semi-sheer fabric that would let ample light in while providing a subtle effect of privacy. The thickness of your fabric would be determined by the amount of light you wish to have. Curtain Suite has a large collection of fabrics, colors, and textures that you can use to create perfect beauty and functionality in your home.

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There are certain spaces in the house that require maximum privacy while ensuring the flexibility of light travelling in: for instance, bathroom. Thus, roller shades are a perfect choice in such scenarios. This stunning form of shades add unique beauty to your bathroom while their slick functionality makes your life much easier.

Shades are also suitable for rooms which is especially so for people who want flexibility of light control and it’s easy to function. Meanwhile, they are low maintenance than curtains and no washing is required.

There are two main types of fabrics to choose from for shades. First being Sunscreen material, which allows sunlight to come into the places like study rooms & balconies. Balconies require heavy duty mechanisms to withstand the strong wind & rain, which is suitable for customers who does not want their room to be too dark, yet achieving moderate privacy.

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The other type would be Blackout material which is especially great for sleeping in. There are also different textures to choose from to match the room decor. The plus point of such is that it is waterproof PVC material, which makes it a good choice for bathroom usage as well.

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There may be certain scenarios where you require complete privacy while allowing for some quantity of light to travel in. Bedroom is one such space where it is extremely important to have complete privacy but also allow for certain light to travel in during the day time. A combo of semi-sheer curtains with blackout blinds would be perfect for such a scenario. The benefits of blackout curtains are to max sunlight blockage, max privacy, energy-saving, heat reduction to keep cool on sunny days, warm in colder days, help save on energy bills and noise reduction especially if you are living near a busy road. Such a combo of curtains would provide you with natural light during the day and provide you complete privacy during the night for a perfect and reenergizing sleep.

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The construct and style of your room or home also plays a vital role in deciding upon the type of treatment that you should select for your windows. Blackout curtains can be used to add classy functionality while semi-sheer fabric can be used for a softer and cleaner look. Blinds can also be a great choice if you are going for a stronger, rustic and functional look. In the below example, the blinds have been chosen to complement and accentuate the industrial look of the room. Therefore, consider the construct and style of your room before deciding on the choice between curtains, blinds, roller blinds or any other material. There are 2 type of Venetian Blinds which an end user can differentiate before making decisions. 1. Wooden blinds: Light & easy to pull. Provide excellent insulation because of the strong wood construction and they offer superior privacy and shield furniture and art from harsh sunlight. Comes in different stains and colors to match the wooden furniture. 2. PVC blinds: Highly durable. Suitable for humid areas like kitchen & bathroom. However, if the window is facing direct west sun, it is recommended to choose wooden blinds as slats might bend a little overtime with direct sunlight of 33 degrees.

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Here are some benefits of window films, which is an additional window solution for end user’s choice.

Window films for heat reduction, especially in sunny Singapore or homes facing west sun. Energy saving to keep those electric bills down. Along with heat reduction, window film can also help you protect your investments. Curtains, furniture and even flooring can fall victim to the effects of the sun. One of the leading culprits in fading your valuables is ultraviolet light. To keep those home furnishings and decorations looking their best, a window film with a high percentage of ultraviolet light rejection would be a good choice. As for homes that does not want to compromise light with privacy can go with frosted films.

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