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Feb 24, 2019

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  • Meredith Sharma posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    When considering the interior design of your home, how you cover your windows is a very important decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Let’s take a look at the top 10 advantages of curtains over blinds.

    Curtains add visual elegance to a room

    Where both vertical and horizontal blinds just cover the window and add very little

    to the look and feel of the room, curtains and their fittings add a certain style.

    Curtain poles come in a wide variety of styles, from simple metal curtain poles to

    wood effect ones. Finials (the decorative ends of the curtain poles) also come

    in all shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find a style that suits your room.

    When open, curtains frame a window beautifully, creating a border which is lacking

    with blinds. Whether pulled up or to the side, blinds cover only the window, whereas

    curtains can hang below and to the side of the window. Tying curtains back adds

    a certain elegance which blinds cannot offer.

    Curtains and curtain tracks or poles can be bent to fit a bay window

    Although some vertical blinds can be bent to the shape of a bay window, a vertical

    blind will take away the lovely effect and leave the room looking more like an

    office. A curtain track or curtain pole can be made to measure and bent to suit

    a bay window and the curtains will once again add elegance and style. Curtain

    tracks are also more flexible and can be made to fit a wider range of bay windows.

    Increased fitting flexibility

    Some of today’s more modern windows and patio doors open inwards leaving little

    space to fix. With curtain tracks that can be as small as 5mm and some that can

    even be recess fixed into a ceiling, this will leave plenty of room for a window

    or door to open inwards.

    Curtains provide insulation

    Typically blinds are thin and offer minimal heat insulation to a room. Compare

    this with a lovely warm set of curtains which not only keep the heat inside but

    also cut draughts as they can hang below the window ledge, unlike blinds which

    stop just above the ledge. Curtains can also be interlined with a thick material

    to add extra heat insulation.

    Hand, cord or electric operation

    Curtain tracks and curtain poles can be hand operated so that many different curtains

    can operate on one window.

    reparacion persianas madrid allows curtains of different widths and drops

    to stack at different locations on the window. In addition they can also be operated

    as a blind with a cord to avoid handling the curtains or electrically for the

    extra security and a touch of luxury.

    Easy to keep clean

    Blinds can be dust traps, especially horizontal ones. As more people are suffering

    from asthma and dust allergies, curtains are a healthy choice, requiring little

    care to keep them clean and presentable. The tracks and poles need little servicing

    and the curtains need only be vacuumed or dry cleaned on the odd occasion.

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