The decorating and furnishing stage of a property renovation is what makes a house a home, and each decision is fundamentally as important as the next. From selecting floor tiles to match the wall tiles, and whether to install underfloor heating, the fixtures and fittings can be an exciting but overwhelming part of the process.
We are also flooded with the amount of choices on how we dress our windows. Curtains or blinds? The beauty is, depending on the room, either is the perfect finishing touch, and it will be down to practicality; the customer’s taste and reasoning on which they prefer. We have however put together a handy guide for how to choose. Whether an inspirational pair or curtains or a stylish blind, which will be the most beneficial for you and your home?
Do you want blinds?
Available in an array of styles and shapes, we champion blinds for their simplicity, versatility and durability. Suitable for most rooms in the house, they combat any lighting issues you may have, can be folded to save space when not needed, and are considered the more contemporary option compared to curtains. We specialise in made-to-measure blinds and can offer you roller and Roman Blinds in many beautiful fabrics and prints.
Customers also tend to opt for blinds when dressing a smaller space, and do not want the room to be dominated or light to be lost by a pair of curtains. Where will the curtains or blinds go when they are drawn? You want the room to be liveable and comfortable so assessing the environment is key. We can always be on hand to help with this.
But what about curtains?
An impressive pair of curtains make a statement and can dramatically transform the impact of a room. Made from a range of fabrics from lightweight linen to heavy velvet, curtains are perfect for customers to show their creative sides.
It can be argued that curtains are better for keeping out the noise and heating the home, depending on the fabrics that you use. Blocking out light and offering more privacy are also additional reasons for why you may want to have curtains. Want to open a door or window easily? Maybe curtains are the better option here for you as blinds can be more fiddly to work with on a daily basis.
Best of both worlds
Of course we would suggest that opting for both is the best decision. Blinds work best in kitchens and bathrooms where factors like steam, condensation and damp could damage curtains, and also leave them prone to picking up odours from cooking.
We always recommend curtains in a bedroom or sitting room. They add the wow factor and can complement your other soft furnishings too. We also work with many period properties, and think curtains are the ideal staple to finish a grand drawing room or ornate dressing space.
If you want to discuss your house renovation project, call us today and book your appointment with one of our design consultants.