Replacing your curtains with blinds can be really exciting, as they have many benefits over curtains. This is especially true in the heart of your house, the living room. This guide explains three different reasons that you should get blinds, from the modern look to the heat gain reduction.
Create a Cool, Modern Vibe
If you want to bring your living room up to date, replacing your curtains with blinds is a great option. Whether you go for pretty pleated blinds, fabric blinds, roller blinds or Venetian blinds, there's sure to be something that suits your style. There is a huge range of blind designs and materials for all budgets, and they do tend to look more modern than curtains. They are also thinner and don't drape onto the floor or take up as much space, so if you're into minimalist living spaces they could be the perfect window dressing.
Control the Amount of Light
Your living room is probably the room in your home that you use most, whether you're playing board games, watching TV or doing homework with your kids. This means that being able to control the light levels is so important. Blinds allow you to control how much light comes into your room more easily than curtains, which can really only be open or closed. Blinds can be lifted, tilted and opened to create the perfect light level and prevent glare on your screens. If you like the idea of shutting out all light to watch TV and then allowing in natural daylight to knit or paint, blinds will be ideal for your living room.
Keep the Heat Out
Australian living rooms can get very hot, especially in the height of summer. This means that some people spend a lot of time cooling their homes, so it can be really frustrating when your living room windows let in unwanted heat. As well as keeping out sunlight, blinds can keep heat out of your home. Energy.gov explains that blinds tend to do a good job of reducing summer heat gain, especially when completely closed and lowered. However, they are also efficient when partly open, if you want to invite daylight into the room. If you want your living room to be a cool sanctuary and also for your air conditioner to have to work less hard, consider blinds.
Whether you want to control the amount of light in your living room, update your décor or stay cool, blinds are the perfect option for your living space. Spend some time looking into different kinds of blinds to find the perfect one for your space.
For more information on blinds, contact a company near you.