Whether you’re waiting to collect the keys to your flat or embarking on your renovation journey, it’s never too early to start thinking about window décor. Can’t decide between blinds and curtains?

Here are some tips to decide which would provide the best coverage for your needs.

1. Functionality

Homeowners who are more particular about the amount of natural light to let into their homes can consider venetian or rainbow blinds.

Venetian blinds

This can be useful for homes with windows that face the west or east sun – a good way to ‘harness’ solar energy, especially on days you need to work from home. For venetian blinds, you can change the angle of the slats to let in or block off light, while rainbow blinds are adjusted by aligning the sheer and opaque blocks accordingly.

2. Maintenance

Curtains can be removed and washed regularly, making them a low-maintenance option. Plus there is a whole range of choices, depending on your room decor and desired function, giving you the ability to mix and match different types of curtain throughout your home.

For example, blackout curtains that block out almost 100% of light are best fit for bedrooms while sheer curtains can keep your living room looking bright and cheerful.

3. Budget

For the cost-conscious, consider purchasing pre-made blinds or curtains online and doing the installation yourself. Soft fabrics are likely to be cheaper than wooden blinds, while full-length velvet curtains can be more pricey than wooden blinds.

If budget is not a constraint, you can even customise and add a ‘brain’ to your curtain or blind, so that it can be adjusted via a remote control or application. In this aspect, there is no clear winner – it all boils down to preference.

Do you have a clearer idea of which option works best for you? If you are still undecided, why not visit the MyNiceHome virtual gallery for some design inspiration?

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