Enjoying Your New Home

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Enjoying Your New Home

When I first moved into my new home, I realized that there were more than a few things that I needed to fix. I spent the next year carefully going through the house and renovating different sections, so when it came time to decorate, I was fresh out of funds. I realized that if I wanted to enjoy my new home, I really needed to focus on interior design. I started spending a lot of time and money making little crafts and trying to spruce up little corners around the house, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about designing a beautiful interior--even if your home needs a lot of work and you don't have a lot of cash.

Can't Decide Between Curtains Or Blinds? 4 Reasons To Choose Both

If you're redecorating your home and you're not sure whether to choose windows or blinds, choose both. You don't have to settle for one or the other. In fact, there are quite a few benefits to having curtains and blinds on your windows. If you don't think you want both on your windows, here are four reasons you should change your mind.

Make the Best First Impression

If you have small windows in your main room or you want to give your great room added height, pair your curtains with the right set of blinds. Installing blinds with your curtains can make small windows look bigger and make the walls seem taller. The combination allows you to make the best first impression when guests enter your home.

Add Color Contrast

If you want to add a pop of color to a room, don't stop at an accent wall. Instead, pair curtains with blinds on your windows. If you've chosen a print for your curtains, add solid-colored window blinds that match one of the colors in your print. The addition of blinds will allow the color from your curtains to pop. If you've selected a solid print for your curtains, choose a contrasting color for your blinds. The contrasting color will add depth to your room and expand the color palette for the rest of your décor.

Improve Energy Efficiency

If you're worried about energy efficiency, one of the best things you can do is pair your curtains with window blinds. Your curtains can only protect your home against energy loss when they're kept closed. However, once you open them to enjoy the natural light, your home will start losing energy at a rapid rate. That is, unless you have blinds installed on your windows. With blinds, open your blinds a little at a time to help keep reduce energy loss.

Protect Your Curtains

If you have northern- or southern-exposure windows, they're at risk for sun damage. That's because the sun beats down on your windows while it's at its brightest. However, if you install blinds, you can close them when the sun is at its brightest, protecting your curtains from sun damage. As an added benefit, your blinds will also protect your furniture and your carpeting from sun damage.

If it's time for new window treatments, choose both curtains and blinds for your home. The combination of curtains and blinds will improve energy efficiency and add a new layer to your home décor.

Reach out to a company that offers window blinds services to learn more.