Window treatments serve to accessorize a room the same way wallpaper or antiques do. They provide character without sacrificing utility. Fitting windows with blinds or curtains is purely a matter of taste, but writer umarsyahsuharto from Itarohmawati.com Home & Design is convinced that blinds offer more advantages.
Shuts out prying eyes
Window blinds do more than shut out sunlight; they deter unwanted viewers by providing a level of privacy that curtains cannot. Even when blinds are opened, they do not give observers an unobstructed view of your house’s interior. For ultimate privacy, top-down shades are recommended.
Window blinds can be customized to fit any color palette or design theme. This allows you to create a look that fits your character in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, or living room. What’s more, they come in a myriad of materials such as aluminum, wood, faux wood, plastic, and more. For uncommon window sizes and shapes, blinds can be made to order by companies like Arjay’s Window Fashions.
Ease of maintenance
Maintaining blinds is much easier than maintaining curtains. All that is needed is a damp cloth to wipe the blinds clean, which isn’t as time consuming as taking down the curtains, laundering them, and re-installing them. Depending on what they’re made of, blinds last relatively longer and are much simpler to fix in case of an accident. Should a curtain become damaged by a pet or an accident, the entire set would need replacing whereas only the damaged individual blinds would need fixing.
Money and energy-saver
Sunlight through a window in the winter time is a good thing because it raises the room temperature. In the warmer months, however, you’d have to block the sunlight completely to maintain cooler temperatures indoors. Depending on your needs, blinds can be adjusted to allow minimal or maximum amount of light into the room with a flick of a handle. This feature would supplement your air conditioning or heating and subsequently lower your electric bill.
By blocking out sunlight, blinds will keep your furniture and other exposed objects from fading and discoloration. Lastly, the use of quality window blinds has health advantages. Less sunlight means less eye strain and headaches and provides the perfect ambience for indoor activities.
(Article excerpt and image from “Different Advantages of Window Blinds”, 18 November 2013, itarohmawati.com)