Redecorating or renovating your home can often feel like a never-ending series of decision-making and can be stressful at times. You may feel overwhelmed by the decisions you have to make and could risk rushing into decisions about your home fittings, only to regret them at a later date. When it comes to choosing your home window dressings, the age-old question that always comes up is; fitted blinds or curtains? At Brixham Blinds, we offer a range of both fitted blinds and made to measure curtains, offering an extensive product range to suit any home and interior style.
What’s more practical, fitted blinds or curtains?
First and foremost, practicality should always be considered when choosing your home fittings. This will save you both time and money, preventing you from having your new window blinds or curtains fitted and finding out that they don’t work in your home when it’s too late.
Lighting control: Lighting can affect the feel of your whole home, so it’s important to decide what lighting preferences you have for each room before deciding on fitted blinds or curtains. Sheer fabric curtains will allow more light into your home and create a lighter, airy atmosphere, whereas heavy materials will block out light. When you choose fitted blinds, there is a multitude of options when it comes to lighting. Vertical blinds, Venetian blinds and window shutter blinds are all designed with easily adjustable slats, allowing you to control the angle of the lighting in your home.
Cleaning: In general, fitted blinds are typically very easy to clean. A range of styles including roller, Venetian blinds and shutters can simply be cleaned by wiping down with a cloth or duster, removing any unwanted dust or scuffs. When it comes to curtains, many styles and materials can be easily removed and are machine washable. However, some styles require professional dry cleaning, this is an expense you may want to consider before investing.
Child safety: Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to your home fittings, especially if you have small children in your home. Curtains are safe to have in your home, but it is important to remember to follow safety procedures such as not installing curtains near places susceptible to open flames such as fireplace or kitchen hob. When it comes to blinds, there are features such as cords that could be unsafe if within reach of children. At Brixham Blinds, we’re committed to increasing home safety when installing out made to measure curtains and fitted blinds. That’s why we offer blinds safety features such as wall tidies to keep cords out of reach of children and prevent them from hanging loose.
Your signature style
Of course, as well as the practicalities, you also want to find the perfect window fittings that suit your style. The interior styling of your home is something to consider, while curtains offer a more traditional, elegant and soft style, fitted blinds are often contemporary in style. Off-the-shelf options can often be limited when it comes to choosing between curtains or blinds. When you choose Brixham Blinds, the choices are far from limited. All of our fitted blinds and curtains are completely bespoke, meaning you can choose from a range of styles, colours and patterns to suit your home.
As well as a range of colours and patterns available, our blinds are also available in varying materials, allowing you to tailor your window fitting to suit your home. Our venetian blinds are available in real hardwearing basswood and foe (a plastic wood imitation), ideal for all homes and all budgets. You can also choose between tapes or strings and nickel or brass toggles, giving you the freedom to decide your bespoke finishing touches. It’s not just blinds that are completely customisable. At Brixham Blinds, we offer a fabric match service with all of our curtains. So, if you want to go all-out and perfectly match your new bespoke curtains to your home’s soft furnishing, you can! Wow your guests and put your style stamp on your home with bespoke fitted blinds and curtains.
The best of both worlds
Styling your home interiors can vary from room to room. While made to measure curtains add warmth and look great in a living room or bedroom, they can become damp and hold onto smells if placed in a bathroom or kitchen. So, why pick one or the other? The beauty of choosing Brixham Blinds for your home fixtures is that we offer both fitted blinds and curtains, meaning you can get all of your home’s window fittings from one place. All of our products are made to measure, come with a 5-year guarantee, measured within 48 hours of consultation and installed within 7-days, making your redecorating process smooth and stress-free. Still can’t decide between fitted blinds or bespoke curtains, then why not go for both? Make a style statement and control your home’s lighting by installing both blinds and curtains on your window. This idea is perfect for areas such as bedrooms or livings rooms, allowing you to control lighting with fitted blinds and add a sense of your style with some decorative curtains.
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