Should I Use Curtains or Blinds?

I know.

It kind of seems like too simple a question; after all, isn’t it really just a matter of taste?

In all honesty it really is not that big a deal, but there are some significant differences that can actually dramatically affect your experience with them.  Sure, they both help you control light, but here are a few reasons for and against curtains and blinds.

FOR Curtains

Basically, Store Urbain curtains provide three benefits:

  • They are elegant
  • They are efficient
  • They are effective

Yes, that is a little vague, so let’s examine these benefits a little more closely.  First of all, curtains are, easily, more elegant than blinds.  Blinds are either vertical blinds for your door or horizontal and that means you cannot control their shape. Curtains, on the other hand, allow you to not only control shape—or framing—but also how you can manipulate light, which makes them both more efficient and more effective as well.

AGAINST Curtains

On the other hand, here are three basic reasons you might not opt against curtains:

  • They cost more
  • They require more care
  • Their cords can tangle

Basically, fabric tends to be more expensive than most materials used to make blinds.  Also, it is typically pretty easy to clean blinds, but cleaning curtains requires taking them down and washing them, carefully.  And finally, curtains always have cords or strings that can tangle in many different and complicated ways.

FOR Blinds

Keeping up with the theme, here are three ways blinds can benefit you:

  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • User-friendly

Basically, blinds are cheap, they are easy to use, and they are easy to care for.


Of course, we also need to look at the other side of the argument. As such, here are some reasons people opt against blinds:

  • Safety
  • Simplistic
  • Singular

Aluminum blinds are very popular, but this is a metal which can be sharp and slicing.  Also, the cords can tangle up a less astute person.  And even though there are many colors and types of blinds available, they really only come in two styles (horizontal and vertical), so you don’t have much choice. Finally, they only open in one direction, one way; so you don’t have as much control as you would with curtains.


In conclusion, there is really not too much difference in terms of cost so the choice really does come down to how much control you want and your aesthetic tastes.