When it comes to making the difficult decision on what to use for interior window treatments, most people tend to think of drapes or blinds. Although both have pros and cons, there’s another choice that usually wins hands down… Eclipse shutters! With their elegant, crisp look and many benefits, they are the perfect solution if you want your window coverings to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Curtains & Draperies vs. Indoor Shutters
When drapes are closed, they block out most of the light and air, but they do offer privacy, except for those made of thinner fabrics. Open drapes will allow airflow, but the disadvantage is lack of light control.
Curtains offer no privacy at all, unless completely closed and made of a heavy, non-see-through fabric. People can often look right into homes from the street. Curtains also tend to collect dust and usually need to be cleaned at least twice a year, and depending on the fabric, dry cleaning may be necessary. In contrast, shutters offer total control of how much light and airflow you want in a room. When it comes to cleaning, nothing beats faux-wood shutters because they simply need wiping down.
If you’d like to improve the décor in your home with new window coverings (curtains, shutters, blinds, and more), furnishings, framed art, lighting, or a fresh coat of paint, you’ve come to the right place with us at Wasaga Beach Decorating. We’ll help make your home the envy of the neighbours, even on a tight budget! Contact us today for more information.