Me and my mum had a huge debate over the window treatments in my new home. I moved into a new apartment on the rooftop of a rather tall building, which has the most incredible view ever. Plus, the architect was obviously a very good one, so the interior design is just dashing; tall floor to ceiling windows and tons of sunlight. Piece of heaven.
Yes, I am going to arrange everything inside the apartment by myself and by my taste, but I love my mum and respect her opinion which is why I gave her the chance to express it. But this time we hit a dead end. She is in love with the beauty of curtains, which vary so much in design, material and colour. I on the other hand, hate them; they remind me of the homes we used to see in old TV shows! Plus, they aren’t very convenient as they gather a lot of smell and dust and need frequent washing, drying and ironing. Nope, I don’t have that time.
I am more of a roller blind type of person. I found these cute roller blinds for sale online, and I instantly created a mental picture of some of them in the rooms of the apartment where I’ll need them most. But, since the debate was already heated and with every visit mum would just start talking about the beauty of curtains and the homey appeal they’d give to my place, I decided to make a comparison of the two options: curtains vs. roller blinds, so we see which one is the more convenient one.
Not that roller blinds don’t need maintenance, but they certainly require much less than curtains. I can run over them with a duster, which isn’t something I can do with curtains. Roller blinds have this simple, compact look which doesn’t imply any old-time artistry, which means they can complement almost all interior design patterns. Another great thing about blinds is that they allow you to manipulate with light in just the right way: if you want kind of a dimmed light ambiance, you can just drop them until half the window and leave the other half open. That light ambiance is so relaxing and soothing. On top of it all, if I want the morning sunlight to spread in the entire apartment, all I should do is just lift the blinds completely.
Curtains will definitely collect a lot of dust. Plus, if you’re a smoker, or if you like to cook a lot, chances are all the smells will end up in the curtains. That consequently means you’d need to wash them quite often. And getting the right materials isn’t exactly easy – you want something that can be machine-washable, that won’t be damaged during the process and possibly not be ironed, because who has time for that, right? A good feature of curtains is that they do over a lot of coverage. If your apartment or house, faces another home with open windows, then you’d like to have curtains to cover them from floor to ceiling for privacy. That however, depends largely on the colour and material thickness, so it’s pretty relative just how much privacy you’d get.
For me it was pretty much a done deal with the debate. I eventually decided to buy from the roller blinds for sale offer I found online and go with my first instinct. If it turns out that mum was right, then I can always change my mind, right?