For many years there has been a tie up between blinds and shutters as the best window dressing for the home. Up until recently, blinds were the most commonly chosen and accessible of the two, but shutter innovation has seen this luxury product gain traction and start to edge forward. This increase in popularity brings an important question into focus – are shutters better than blinds?
It’s no secret that we’ll be a little biased when it comes to this debate, we are shutter specialists after all! But we do have an appreciation for blinds and what they can offer to rooms and windows.
It’s not widely known (because we live and breathe all things shutter) but we do actually supply some blinds alongside shutter orders as we understand that there a simply some projects where a mixture of blinds and shutters works best. There is also the consideration that as a luxury window dressing that it is custom manufactured, not everyone will be in the market for shutters due to their price and we ultimately want what is best for our customers.
Different styles of blind offer different aesthetic finishes but the majority function to a simple all-open or all-close trajectory and light and privacy control is limited because of this. Even venetian blinds and vertical blinds which are designed to have more variation in this control are not sturdy in their finish and can completely miss the mark on design – looking more office waiting room than contemporary and polished living room aesthetic.
The benefit of blinds is that they are often lightweight and less secured to windows, so can be changed on a fairly regular basis by homeowners.