When it comes to a stylish window display, many people overlook actual functionality in favour of aesthetics. Curtains, drapes and nets are some of the most traditional options and as effective as they might be – they can be a little mundane when compared to more modern alternatives. These modern solutions include roller blinds and although fairly simplistic in nature – they are actually quite advanced where their construction is concerned.
Even the cheapest blinds will rely on a mechanical structure that will allow the material to be rolled up, or unravelled downward. As a result, the types of materials used for these blinds will typically be soft, pliable and durable, such as canvas, or a form of rubber composite. When canvas is used, the potential to stylise the blinds can be very prominent; so much so that a host of colours, patterns and styles can be implemented during manufacture.
The benefits of these types of blinds
Where curtains and nets can be pretty clumsy to manage, not to mention being relatively bulky – blinds offer a lightweight alternative that doesn’t sacrifice on many of the features associated with curtains. Here’s a closer look at some of the most advantages aspects.
Ease of use
As their name might suggest, roller shutters can literally be rolled down, or up depending on their requirement. Most will feature a pulley system (typically in the form of a thin piece of string, or threaded beads). By pulling one side, the blinds can be lowered and when pulling the other, they can be drawn. Rather than needing to be fastened, or tucked in as is the case with most curtains, the blinds will simply role around their housing pole with minimal fuss.
Another key benefit relates to the type of privacy that these resources can offer. As they are typically cut to be a longer taller and wider than the windows that they will be installed on top of, their extra size can ensure privacy from all angles. Furthermore, due to the nature of the common materials used, they can be both lightweight and thick – deterring even the most persistent of prying eyes.
Possibly their biggest advantage relates to the practicality of these blinds and shutters. Their compact design means that they can take up as little an amount of room as possible. Their lightweight construction means that installation and maintenance can be incredibly easy. Furthermore, their wide range of uses, from being placed in kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms, means that it’s entirely possible to decorate an entire home with similar looking window features – without having to pay out on expensive curtains and nets.
Their price is also worth considering too as unlike curtains that can often set a home owner back several hundred dollars; blinds can usually be purchased for a fraction of the cost. For those hoping to introduce a little more style and quality to the décor within their homes, there’s always the option to purchase a more expensive material. Blinds are more than capable of catering to a variety of budgets and once installed, they can last for years, if not decades with as little as an occasional wipe down with a cloth.