In a previous post, we looked at the difference between curtains and drapes, where you can use them throughout your home, the different materials, the benefits of each, and more. Here’s a breakdown of differences between curtains and drapes:
- Curtains: Panels of fabric, such as cotton, silk, or linen, curtains are typically used for bedroom or kitchen windows and create a soft look that lets light in, but also offers some privacy.
- Drapes: Heavier than curtains, drapes are usually made of velvet or damask and are typically used in living rooms for a more dramatic look and more privacy.
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These window treatments are panels of fabric that are pulled up using a draw string or cord. As the shades are pulled up, they bunch or roll around a rod.
- Details: There are several styles of shades, including Roman (create pleats as it’s pulled up), balloon (creates balloon like piles of fabric at it’s pulled up), and tie-up (these are tied with a piece of fabric to hold them up). They come in a range of styles and are made to fit within the window frame.
- Where to Use Them: Shades are used most often in living rooms or bedrooms, but can also be used in the kitchen, especially if there is a south-facing window and light needs to be blocked during the day.
- Material: Cotton is a popular material, but a large number of options are available.
- Benefits: Window shades are relatively inexpensive and can sometimes be used in addition to curtains.
Blinds are quite different from any other sort of window treatment as they tend to remain in a single position and individual segments are adjusted with a cord or string to let light in or to block it out.
- Details: The individual segments, called louvers, tilt to let light in or close to block it out and to provide privacy. The louvers can range in size, from half-inch to two-inches, which are called Venetian blinds.
- Where to Use Them: Blinds can be used in any room in the home, but are generally used in bedrooms, living rooms, or bathrooms. While horizontal louvers are used, vertical louvers can also be used when the blinds are installed for patio or sliding doors.
- Material: For a more luxurious or stylish look, blinds are made with wood or bamboo, but can also be made with vinyl or aluminum. Depending on the material and what look you want to create, they can also come in a variety of colors.
- Benefits: Blinds are easy to use and will look great in any home. They range in price depending on the material, but will definitely fit any homeowners budget.
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