Curtains or Blinds?
If you have a sunroom, you know how nice it can be to sit out there in the early morning or evening watching the sun rise and set. These rooms have become quite popular among homeowner’s, as they offer the perfect way to stay cozy and still experience the beauty of the outdoors. However, given that sunrooms are often designed with many windows (hence the name), a number of which tend to be floor-to-ceiling models; you will need to cover them up for privacy reasons. That being said, it can be difficult to know what type of window covering to choose. While curtains are always a great option, they may not be the best choice for sunrooms due to their inability to be partially opened.
Unless you choose a fabric that is see through, you will likely be unable to control how much light is coming into the space. In circumstances where this is a primary concern, window blinds are typically recommended as an alternative. Keep in mind, however, that these products can be more time-consuming and require more maintenance to keep clean and in good condition. If your head is spinning with decisions and you don’t know which option is best, let this be a helpful guide. Buying window coverings for a sun screen room isn’t much different from doing so for any other room in your house, but it does require a bit more patience to get right. Here are some helpful tips for figuring out which option (curtains or blinds) is best for you and your family. At any rate, both window covering types will be sure to keep your sunroom cool and shaded in the summer months.
Should you buy Curtains or Blinds for your Sunroom?
Choose thick curtains when you want to maximize privacy; although closed blinds should be enough for most people, they still have small slits which can be seen through. Likewise, heavier drapes are also recommended for home owners who want to completely block out the light.
Curtains are generally a better option for people who suffer from asthma and allergies, due to the fact that dirt and dust accumulate and stick to blinds. These window coverings can thus be a minor health hazard unless they are cleaned on a regular and consistent basis.
What is your decorative style? Your sunroom should not be thought of as an isolated space. Thus, you will want to choose window coverings that reflect and match the other rooms in your home. There are many types of curtains and blinds to choose from, so take the time to shop around.
One major benefit that blinds have over curtains is that you control how much light is allowed into the space. This gives you the ability to alter the ambience of the sunroom and set the mood for your needs. Curtains can only be opened or closed, but blinds can be tilted and angled to virtually any degree.
Both curtains and blinds are excellent sunroom window covering options. Due to the wealth of products available, however, it will pay to know which one is best in order to facilitate the buying process and narrow down your choices. If you live in Arizona, a state with endless sunshine, awnings are also a great way to block a considerable amount of sunlight. This will give you some leeway when it comes to buying the right curtains or blinds.