If you are considering new window coverings for your home, you may be torn between selecting drapes or Venetian blinds. Nevertheless, Venetian blinds may be the best option. Here are a few reasons why:
Venetian blinds are easy to clean. Instead of the professional dry cleaning that may be required for curtains, Venetian blinds can simply be wiped clean or dusted off with a feather duster. The hard surface of each blind slat is generally nonporous. Thus, the blinds do not readily absorb stains.
Venetian blinds give you the ability to control the amount of natural light that enters your living space. With the blinds fully closed, you can minimize natural light to allow for better sleeping during daylight hours. You can also limit the exposure of your furniture to harmful ultraviolet rays that could fade or dry them out. Closed blinds also provide great privacy from the eyes of people passing by your home.
Closed curtains give you some control. However, they do not allow you to easily adjust the level of light entering a room without concealing a portion of your windows. In addition, the fabric weight and color of the drapes may permit a great amount of light to enter even when the drapes are drawn. The adjustable tilt of the blind slats permits the full entry of natural light or allows you to gradually dim the amount of light in the room.
Venetian blinds also offer many different design options. Drapes are usually available in different fabrics, but Venetian blinds can be purchased in a wide variety of finishes and materials, such as PVC, metal, and wood. As a result, the blinds can easily be matched to different interior designs, such as traditional, modern, industrial or minimalist designs. Fabric window coverings may look out-of-place when paired with certain design styles, such as minimalist designs.
Curtains can be difficult to install. They may require special rods and anchor screws, based on the weight of the material and the structure of the drapes. Venetian blinds can simply be matched to the measurement of your window and installed with the included hardware. Often, the installation is simple enough that it can be completed by a single person. Often, drapes require multiple people during installation.
To learn more about Venetian blinds and to review available blind design options, schedule an appointment with an interior designer in your area.
For blinds, contact a company such as House Of Drapery.
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