Blinds, however, can be found in most businesses and commercial properties, because they provide a more professional look than curtains, and are much more affordable. Homes are also enjoying the benefits of blinds too. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in styles and types of blinds available for homes, giving homeowners an equally stylish yet far less expensive option to curtains. Blinds come in a large range of colours and materials now too from plastic to wood to material.
Blinds cannot be beat when it comes to functionality. The twist of a rod allows precise control of how much light enters the room or a simple pull of the cord opens the blinds entirely to let the sun shine through. The curvature of the blind slats can obscure the view inside the home even while allowing light to shine in. This feature gives blinds an advantage over curtains, allowing them the benefit of privacy and light flow.
Blinds require weekly to monthly cleaning, though the process is much simpler. Unfortunately, blinds should be avoided in homes of people with severe allergies to dust and dirt, as they tend to attract and hold debris much easier than curtains. Weekly cleaning with a feather or synthetic duster will remove dust and debris from the blinds' slats, and is a much easier option that wiping each blind slat by hand.