Nowadays people are so much into house decor that they consider every detail before nodding to anything. Soft furnishing is one of the things that hold rooms together in perfection and warmth. Curtains and drapes can go a long way in completing a room’s look and giving it an identity. However blinds don’t always work in every room and in this case, bedrooms. This particular room works best with drapes due to its function and purpose.
The bedroom is one of the few rooms in a house that needs a lot of privacy. People in other rooms or even apartments should not have a clue of what is going on in your bedroom. Some parts of Singapore are squeezed and highly populated hence all the more reason to aim for privacy. Drapes in this case are a better option. Their thickness guarantees privacy to all times. In this case it advisable to get drapes that have lining as they have no chance of even showing figure outlines hence maximum privacy.
The bedroom is supposed to be cosy and promote sleep even during the day. Light is an enemy of sleep and only drapes can fully provide the privacy needed. Blinds allow light to pass through which might be uncomfortable to tolerate especially since light can penetrates early as day break. If you want to stop light penetration to the maximum then opt to go for lined drapes.
Some bedrooms especially kids bedrooms look better with a certain continuity of theme design. Cartoon characters are most common in this case. It is easier to find cartoon themed drapes than blinds hence a better option in this case.
Fun for Kids
For the kids that love to have their play sessions in their bedrooms, drapes are far more exciting than blinds. With drapes, the kids can hide behind them and enjoy the hide and seek game.
Truth be told, drapes are better than blinds for the bedroom especially if warmth is a target. Small children’s rooms need to be warm enough especially during the night while sleeping. Drapes in this case add to the room’s warmth hence a suitable choice. Blind on the other hand are likely to let in wind and totally add no warmth to the bedroom.
Length to Walls
To give more character in height and width to a bedroom, drapes tend to do a better job than blinds. If the bedroom is huge, bulky drapes add more character to it hence improving its appeal. On the other hand if you have a low lying ceiling, long drapes that are secured high touching the ceiling and draping all the way down to the floor. This gives an impression of high walls and can even make a room appear bigger.
Less Dust penetration
Some parts of Singapore are dusty and if not careful, this can easily settle on your bedroom furniture. Blinds are more likely to let in more dust than drapes. With drapes, the dust particles will be trapped hence keeping your bedroom furniture cleaner for longer. In this case, it would be easier to clean the drapes once in a while than dusting the room on a daily basis.
Versatility in style
Drapes can improve the appearance of a bedroom in simple steps. The versatility in the way that you can draw them gives the room a fresh look on a daily basis. You can completely pull the drapes on one side for a simple look or hold them back with a ribbon for a fancy look. This kind of versatility and creativity is difficult to achieve with blinds.
One of the major differences between drapes and blinds is texture. This can come in handy in bedrooms when you want to break uniformity and continuity. If you have plain walls and probably some plain furniture, textured drapes would break that up and give the room some style. In this case, choose to go for thick and heavily flowered/ designed drapes.
When looking for soft furnishing for your bedroom, less work is better. Blinds require frequent cleaning while drapes do not. High quality drapes can go for 3-4 months without needing cleaning hence easier to manage. Installing curtains is easier than installing blinds. You do not need extra or professional hep to put drapes up while blinds are more complicated and require some professional assistance.