Curtains, drapes, blinds, and shades. They come in all shapes and sizes. They are all window treatments that both cover and decorate our window interiors. But how do we really differentiate curtains and blinds from one another? Curtains for starters are fabric panels that are sole in pairs. They hang from a rod and can be paired with other window treatments. Decorated with metal or fabric rings, metal grommets or fabric sleeve. Since curtains are lightweight they are not entirely effective to block light off the room, because their fabric is not thick.
Blinds, on the other hand, are being lifted up and down with a cord or some other lighting mechanism, just like shades. The material of blinds is made of either wood, aluminum, bamboo, vinyl slats, louvers because they can be tilt open to let the light in. The standard depth of stats for blinds are half-inch to one inch for mini blinds or a two-inch depth for the Venetian blinds. With this, they effectively block out the majority if not all the unwanted light entering the room’s windows. Horizontal blinds are commonly seen for bedrooms, kitchen, workplace, etc. while vertical blinds are mostly used in patio doors, etc.
We listed seven tips for choosing the right curtains for your abode