The wide world of window coverings can be pretty daunting if you're not familiar with the products on offer. Vertical blinds, vision blinds, plantation shutters, vertisheer curtains‚ your options are seemingly endless! But what's the best style to buy for your home? We've broken down the pros and cons of blinds, curtains and shutters to help you decide.
We'll start off with one of the most popular styles: blinds, which are classified as 'hard' window coverings that feature flats or vanes controlled with a manual pull cord or chain.
Types of window blinds
At Half Price Blinds, we offer a variety of different indoor window blinds, including roller blinds, double roller blinds, vision blinds, Roman blinds, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, panel glide blinds and vertisheer blinds.
Why buy blinds?
Unlike a traditional curtain, blinds offer a greater level of light, view and privacy control. Blinds such as Venetians and verticals are particularly great for their flexible functionality, plus durability, making them ideal for frequented areas of the home like the kitchen and living room. When it comes to privacy blinds for areas like the bedroom or nursery, roller blinds or double roller blinds offer unmatched levels of privacy.
To add to the list of benefits, blinds are also much easier to maintain compared to curtains. Rather than having to remove the entire window treatment, blinds can be cleaned while installed simply by dusting the slats/panels and wiping them down with a damp cloth. You can find more cleaning and care tips here.
Curtains are a classic choice if you want to create a relaxed and homely environment. They can add softness to any room while providing functional benefits like blocking light, reducing glare and protecting your privacy, making them ideal for bedrooms, living areas and nurseries.
Why buy curtains?
Most people think of curtains as a window treatment that belongs in their nanna's house, but we beg to differ! At Half Price Blinds, we offer vertisheers, which combine the softness of a curtain, with the chic appearance of a sheer blind. With these unique window treatments, you can enjoy a bright, airy space, while maintaining your privacy. Plus, one of the key benefits of sheer curtains or vertisheers is that they prevent large amounts harsh UV light from filtering through the windows. This helps to prevent any furniture or furnishings from fading or discolouring over time.
Expert tip: Curtains are best suited to large bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Small rooms may be better suited to blinds.
Shutters are a sturdy, yet beautiful style of window treatment that originated from Mediterranean countries. This style was, and continues to be, popular for its ability to regular light and sunshine in the home. To operate indoor shutters, simply rotate the louvers to enjoy full control over how much light is let in, and in which direction it shines.
Types of shutters
We offer two different types of plantation shutters: aluminium and basswood timber. Aluminum shutters are incredibly durable, making them ideal for wet areas of the home such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Timber shutters are not quite as resilient against moisture; however, the natural warmth of the material can add charm to any home.
Why buy shutters?
Shutters provide more than just an attractive window covering. Once installed, the louvres can be adjusted throughout the day to allow an abundance of natural light and fresh air inside (literally breathing new life into your home!).
Due to their practical functions and stylish appearance, shutters are also seen as an investment in your home. They've even been said to increase the value of your home, particularly when ordered in durable aluminium.
Expert tip: Customise the hinge placement of your shutters to determine which way they will open.
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