Curtains and blinds, which is better?

As we have commented in other blog posts, the chosen interior design can be our greatest ally to achieve the best contract solution. We must take our look towards functionality and simplicity: two characteristics that, when made effective with multifunctional furniture or elements designed for comfort, are taken into account. This time, we will talk about the importance of having an open room and how to regulate the light that enters through the windows. Therefore, we will talk about curtains and blinds. Both moderate the input of clarity, they can even be an alternative to the blind (both if there is or not).

The type of window and the location of the room determine which light ‘dimmer’ is most convenient to place. The variety is infinite and adapts to the functional, decorative and privacy needs that we may have. The design can match the corporate line of hotel equipment and be homogeneous in all rooms. So, the ideas that have to be clear are the orientation of the room, the privacy and the brightness that we want to achieve.


If we opt for curtains, the most common is that we choose to combine two types: a translucent one, which lets light rays through; and another busier, that does not allow the sun to enter. This set is ideal when you retire to rest: with the double one, a light beam will not pass and, generally, if it is hot, it will prevent it from entering the room more easily.

It should be said that curtains can also have enough prominence to occupy a common area over a large window. They can even go together with the closest furniture or sofa color. In addition, they can multiply the space of the room so that it gains in amplitude and clarity. You have to be right in the type of fabric and color, yes.

On the other hand, the blinds greatly embellish the room and, unlike the curtains, are collected vertically. Although they are elegant, they are not as quick to remove as curtains are. They can be roller, rod, folding, for day and night (the closest thing to the pair of curtains already discussed) and depending on your choice, single piece or slats. From here on, they may or may not have decorative motifs, be smooth, rough, satin or cloth (and can be collected as a package).

Combine them!

The appropriate keys to know if we want to place both a blind and a curtain can also be determined by the amount of sun entering through the window. If you have little you can opt for lighter and lighter fabrics. If not, you can choose something more double or ‘screen’ blinds. Another plausible option is to combine folding curtains and blinds made from the same fabric, for consistency. Although it is not the same as a curtain, net curtains can also be an option with character, as their vaporosity can always be chosen to give a certain identity to a bedroom. Let us imagine that this is the case of a country accommodation, where there is a landscape of which no detail can be lost.