Both variants can help to effectively obscure the windows – in this they are similar. Roller blinds are the choice for more modern interiors. Curtains, on the other hand, are an important part of decor such as boho or Scandinavian style. Which option is worth betting on?
They are considered a minimalist solution. No wonder that they are used primarily in case of modern interiors. When rolled up they are almost invisible – for some people this is a delight, for others it is a drawback. Certainly during the day they will not perform a decorative function, as curtains do. Additionally they are recommended for those people who do not like making changes in the interior design
However, the minimalism of the roller blinds is a very good proposal for small rooms. They are also used for small windows located in large spaces
The choice of roller blinds is also recommended to people who have problems with dust allergy. Their advantage is that they do not collect dust which over time settles on curtains.
Such blinds for windows should not be used in certain circumstances. A contraindication is growing flowers on the windowsill – they can be damaged when moving the blinds, and the plants may leave stains on the material, which will be difficult to remove. They will also look bad e.g. in glamour type interiors
We can choose at least several types of roller blinds and blinds for rooms. With each of them a different installation method is used, they have different durability and aesthetic qualities. These will include:
Beautiful curtains are certainly a more classic way not only to darken the interior, but also to create an original interior design. At the same time we have great possibilities: in the interior design curtains can be integrated by color, pattern, but also the very material from which they are made
You can certainly provide yourself with adequate room darkening with the help of curtains. However, you need to choose them in the right way. Heavy curtains, typical for hotels, can provide a lot of privacy in any situation. They also look good. Fabric curtains will also always cover the window space more tightly than roller blinds, which usually adhere less well to the surface
We will bet on them when we want to have greater arrangement possibilities. First of all, curtains are much easier to change. The dismantling of roller blinds, although it does not necessarily take long, is much more troublesome
Large windows or a space that can be arranged in a striking style (e.g. New York, glamour) are conducive to the use of high-quality curtains with appropriately selected color and texture. Let us remember that curtains mean timeless elegance. Modern roller blinds may lack it a bit. One should also remember that thick curtains may create acoustic and thermal insulation
The former will be useful when we want to take a nap during the day. Noises coming from outside will be less disturbing. The latter will be useful if the windows are older and leaky
In practice, the choice is difficult and it is not easy to decide. Sometimes interior decorators tend to combine the decorative function of curtains with practical roller blinds. Then you can combine both types of blinds, but one of them must be definitely more impressive and striking. Usually the curtains that fit into the interior design look better. An alternative is to use a Roman blind. Beautifully creased and made of good quality material can be a real decoration of the interior.