When you decorate any room in your home, one of the most important things to consider is the blinds or curtains and generally whatever method you decide to use to keep the light out from your rooms and to give you privacy. There are plenty of combinations here that you can use and these include curtains and netting, window shutters, blinds and shutters, curtains along and more.
However in my current room I recently had just plastic blinds covering the window – the type that you can adjust the angle of with a drawstring to let in more or less light – and I’m here to tell you right now that they are not enough. Here’s why…
The first thing you notice about plastic blinds is that they are very light and that they bend very easily. This means of course that they are easily damaged which on its own isn’t great and means that you can quickly end up with your blinds looking ugly and bent out of shape. At the same time though the weight of them also means that they are very easily blown around, which just isn’t good enough if you are trying to sleep in the room. If you have the window open because you want to let some air in, then you can look forward to the blinds blowing around all over the place and because they’re made of plastic attached to string, you’ll find that they make a lot of noise doing this and that you get very little sleep.
At the same time though the weight of these blinds will still be enough that they pack some punch when they swing out forward rigidly and you’ll find that if you have anything on your windowsill that it is then launched at you onto your bed or to smash on the floor. Which is frustrating when you’re sleeping.
Plastic blinds also fail unfortunately to provide you with quite the darkness you would hope for in your bedroom. This is because they are made from small overlapping slats – even when they are closed as fully as they will go there is a small gap where the light will go through. At the same time the thin plastic is simply not opaque enough to keep out much light.
This is compounded by the fact that the blinds in design need to be thinner than the window they’re covering rather than spilling out over either side like curtains do. This in turn means that light will always be able to get around either side and that your room will rarely if ever be completely dark and that you won’t get as much sleep as a result if there’s a lamppost or a road outside. And as for keeping sound out they simply don’t do the job.
However that said, blinds are still very useful for providing yourself with differing amounts of light and are ideal for studies and other rooms where you sometimes want to get rid of the glare without being plunged into darkness. The best solution then is to combine them with other types of netting, and with other types of shelter – for instance by having shutters outside or a net curtain underneath. Just on their own they will leave you feel very groggy and tired each morning…
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