Dovetail supply a wide range of blinds and fabric curtains.
If you’re struggling to decide whether you want blinds or curtains for your home, we’ve compiled a list of advantages to help you decide which best suit your requirements…
Advantages of Blinds
1. Control the amount of light that enters the room.
It’s always annoying when the sun sits low in the sky while you’re trying to relax at home. It can create glare on your TV or phone, or cause you to squint uncomfortably when trying to have a conversation. But while curtains block out all natural light, you can simply adjust your blinds to the right length to satisfy your needs.
You can even adjust the slats on your blind to prevent the amount of sun that enters your room in the morning if you want a lie in. Indeed, if you struggle to get up in time for work, simply do the opposite!
2. Enjoy complete privacy in your home.
Blinds provide a level of privacy that curtains simply cannot provide. If you still want to enjoy natural light without having to sacrifice your privacy, you can install top-down shades. By lowering the shade from the top, natural light can come in whilst you enjoy as much privacy as you desire!
3. A timeless look.
One of the reasons blinds are so popular is that they are timeless. While many curtains become dated with time, often due to lavish patterns or colour schemes, the simplicity and durability of blinds ensure they stand the test of time.
4. A wide range of materials.
Blinds come in a wide variety of materials. This makes it easier for you to chose a blind that most suits your price range and compliments your room style. There are a wide range of materials you can choose from: wood, faux wood, plastic bamboo, aluminum… Materials that simply aren’t options if you want curtains!
Advantages of Curtains
1. Temperature control.
Curtains actually provide greater insulation for your home than blinds. Through the installation of a block-out curtain, you can stabilize your room temperature. Too cold? Keep the heat in. Too hot? Keep the cold out.
2. Greater durability.
In order to keep modern blinds clean, they can be wiped down with a damp sponge and mild detergent. However, this ultimately leads to breakdown, especially with blinds made of acrylic material, when exposed to the elements. Curtains are far more resilient to the elements and are also easier to replace or clean, therefore giving them a far longer lease of life.
3. Ability to block out sound and light.
There is evidence that curtains can block out sounds to up to 12 decibels! That’s perfect for if you live near a busy road where the constant traffic may interrupt your sleep. Blinds simply cannot offer the same level of noise insulation, nor can they block out the same level of light. If you like to sleep in the pitch black, black-out curtains are your best option.
4. Greater customization!
Curtains are extremely customizable as they come in all colors, patterns and styles. Do you have a particular theme in your bedroom or living room? You can purchase curtains to accent or enhance the color scheme of your room. While blinds can offer a variety of materials, they don’t have the same versatility of pattern or colours as a set of curtains.
Whether you decide to go for blinds or curtains, at Dovetail, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect match for your home! Visit our Norwich showroom at 226 – 236 Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4HT or give us a call on 01603 488082.