When it comes to window treatments, the options largely fall into two camps: blinds and curtains. As with most home decor decisions, choosing between them is a matter of personal preference and specifics of the room in question. After all, there are certainly pros and cons to both. While blinds tend to be more affordable and precise in light control, curtains can add instant style and cozy textures to a space. (Blinds are also easier to clean, technically, but that just means they must be cleaned more often—though that means they're cleaner at any given moment than curtains...ideally)
Anyway! Nuanced advantages and drawbacks aside, a few conversations I've had recently suggest that this innocuous question of blinds vs. curtains may be a PC vs. Mac-level debate, with folks adamantly clinging on one side or the other. Below, a few pictorial demonstrations of each option:
When @AGuyNamedPatrick moved into his 500-square-foot New York City one-bedroom earlier this year, he enlisted @Noa_Santos, co-founder of @Homepolish to help decorate. One of his favorite design solutions? A floating desk shelf that runs the entire length of the living room. "I knew that it would be the thing that maximized storage and created a workspace without sacrificing the style and comfort of a living space," says Santos. ◽️◽️◽️ : @ClaireEsparros, courtesy of Homepolish.
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What say you, Curbed readers? Does it really depend on the home (or room), or are you fiercely loyal to one of them? Or are you insistent on using both or none at all? What rules do you play by in the game of blinds vs. curtains? Holler in the comments below.
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