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Guest Blog: How to Choose the Correct Curtains and Blinds
by Jenny Zhu on 8 comments
By using the best curtains and blinds, you can give your house the much-needed makeover that it needs. Curtains can add color, texture, and/or pattern to your space. They can be available in a wide array of lengths, colors, and widths so that different curtains can be used for different rooms. While you can use a full-length curtain for the living room or bedroom, a shorter curtain can be useful to cover the window over a kitchen sink.
On the other hand, blinds are made of bamboo, vinyl slats, wood or aluminum, and they all can be lifted up and down with a lifting mechanism or a cord. They can tilt to a side so that light can be let in or blocked accordingly.
Therefore, the main function of curtains and blinds, in addition to giving you privacy, is to block or permit light from entering a home. There are some considerations that should be taken while getting the best ones for your home, which are as follows:
The material of your curtains should be chosen correctly. Curtains can be available in cloth as well as plastic material. Within cloth itself, you can get many types of options. There can be thick material like a rug or interwoven material that can help in blocking light completely from entering the room. There can be others which can be a bit lighter so that some light can pass through them. This type of curtain will be well-suited for a living room or dining room where some amount of natural light is encouraging, whereas the former type of curtain might be better suited for the bedroom.
There can be many different types of curtains and blinds. Curtains are usually made of fabric with different thickness. But when it comes to blinds, they are mostly used as per the size of a window frame and hence their length and width are custom made accordingly. Standard blinds are 1/2-inch or 1-inch in depth, and these are also known as mini-blinds. There are also Venetian blinds in which the depth is about 2-inches. As discussed earlier, they can be available in many types of tones and colors but likely won’t be patterned. They can be a good selection for the bedroom, as they can effectively block much of the light from passing through.
#3. Color and design:
While selecting a curtain, it is essential to understand the color, style and interiors of your room. Look at the color of your walls and choose either a matching or contrasting color for the curtains and blinds. They can help in making a room look more attractive if a proper choice is made.