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Best Blinds for Blocking Out Noise

Best Blinds – for Blocking Out Noise.

We live in a world full of sound (How to Choose the Best Blinds for Blocking Out Noise). Much of it is wonderful, the sounds of birds singing, rain on the rooftops, or children playing happily in the street. Some sound can quickly become a nuisance however when the goal of being at home is rest and relaxation. You may live on a busy street, in an apartment block, or simply have particularly noisy neighbours. Over time these sounds can become irritants that can cause significant problems to health and wellbeing.

In this blog, we’ve created a list of options for you to have a look at and help you decide what is going to be the best option for you.

Cellular Blinds

The nature of sound is that it travels through the air that moves from the inside of your home to the outside and vice versa. The structure of the cellular honeycomb blinds makes it the ultimate noise-blocking window blind. You can get these blinds in multiple layered cells to control the movement of air which in turn insulates your windows and blocks noise and heat flow.

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Cellular shades are durable, lightweight, and fully customizable to fit any window making them the best way to control light and heat. The side tracks of the shades work to ensure minimum airflow which in turn makes them the best insulators possible.

Double Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are an attractive addition to your windows and if you double up your blinds you will create an even greater insulation value. Most people will have a sheer blind for privacy purposes and also a blackout blind for nighttime use.

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By doubling the roller blinds and using them together you double the capacity for blocking sound and if you also choose a blackout fabric your chance for less noise infiltration will also increase.

Roller Duo Block

Roller Duo Block Blinds is simple, stylish, and easy to operate. Roller Duo Block Blinds can be rolled up or down to achieve the required level of shading.

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Roller Duo Block Blinds has a wide range of fabrics and textures that ensures a match for any decor, whether it is one of our urban designs for your living room or a Blockout fabric for the bedroom.

For all of these options, you can mix and match or even double up your window coverings to maximize the noise dampening properties. Pair curtains with a cellular blind or your simple yet stylish Roller Duo Block Blinds.

Whatever your style or need for light or noise control there is definitely an option out there for you.

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Home Interior – Blinds And Curtains – Whats the best choice?

Home Interior Advice

We’ve come across the question Blinds or Curtains quite a lot over the years. The quickest answer to this question is another question… “What do you need from your window coverings?”

Another set of questions you could ask yourself are:

  • Do you need privacy from neighbours or a busy street?
  • Will you need full light control?
  • What about insulation? Both temperature and sound
  • Do you live in an environment where you will need to have easy clean treatments?
  • Will pets or children impact the style you are choosing?

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There are significant benefits to both styles of window dressings and in this article, we’re going to outline both pros and cons to help you be better informed when deciding what your home really needs. Hopefully, we’ll be able to settle the blinds vs curtains debate once and for all.

Here are some ways to help you differentiate when we’re talking blinds vs curtains terms.

  • Blinds are classified as ‘hard’ window coverings that may feature flats or vanes controlled manually with a pull cord or chain.
  • At Galaxy Blinds we offer several different indoor blinds including Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Venetian Blinds (in several different materials), Duo Blinds, Vertical Blinds and Somfy Motorised/Automatic Blinds. There are so many you can choose from!
  • Curtains on the other hand are just that – any material which conceals something from view. They are usually made only with fabrics however and are considered to bring softness to space.

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Blinds vs Curtains

Colours and Design

Blinds and Curtains both rank high in the variety of stakes. Pattern, images and colour are all loaded with choice in both options.

If you’re thinking about design curtains add an atmosphere layer to a space creating warmth and elegance. Blinds are all about the minimalist, modern look and can give you that sleek design.

Light Control

The very best light control is a blind that is mounted within a custom-made track on either side of the interior of the window casing allowing no light to escape. Curtains, however, can also offer a high level of light control which may be sufficient for your needs.

Blinds take the crown in this battle. They aren’t susceptible to moths or other insects looking for a snack and they’re remarkably easy to clean, especially if you do it regularly.

Automation

If automation is a consideration for you, you will be pleased to know that both curtains and blinds can be automated to your needs.

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Not every room needs the same window treatments. Of course, when you’re considering the front of the house you may want to stick with the same look for uniformity on the outside – this doesn’t mean the inside needs to be all same, same, same. Besides that, you may find that changing up the window treatments room to room gives you the perfect feel you want for that specific room AND it may even be more practical for the function of that room.

Home Interior with our blinds or curtains will help express the design you dream of.

Room Size

Consider the size of the room before you decide on a window treatment. Ceiling to floor curtains may be perfect in a great room, living room or dining room but the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room may benefit from something slightly smaller. A blind perhaps?

Light, Acoustic or Privacy Control Required

This is where you may want to consider going with a double dressing option. A combination of both blind AND curtains will give you the best light and sound blocking options for bedrooms or media rooms.

If you only need to block the view of your neighbours, sheer curtains may be a better option and keep the room feeling light and airy.

It all comes down to what you need to achieve.

Aesthetic

Curtains tend to have a traditional feel to them – but that may also depend on the fabric and colours you choose. Natural linens in shades of soft grey or a muted pastel can bring a contemporary look to the room.

If you are wanting the minimalist, modern look then going for a roman or roller blind that sits completely within the window casing may be more your style.

Size and Type of window

Huge, ceiling to floor windows or doors will need a different consideration to a small bathroom window in a powder room. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating, floor to ceiling windows or doors will require a different window treatment to the small window in the powder room.

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating your current home or working with what’s already there be sure to think long and hard about the actual window, its function and whether the way you want the room to function for the people using the space works with that window treatment.

Sheer curtains for filtering light and bringing a floating feel into space with large doors may only work if you have the floor space inside to allow for them to float freely away from furniture and walkways. Blinds may work better if you need privacy from neighbours in the evening hours when lights are on inside.

Smaller rooms such as the powder room may be an easier choice with blinds fitting within the window being a great choice to keep things clean and contained.

The function of the room and what you need the window treatments to do will continue to impact your choices.

Furniture Placement

Consider your furniture. If you have your beds underneath your windows, for example, using a blind maybe your best option. Perhaps you have a window seat or built-in bookshelves or kitchen cabinets underneath your windows. These are all cases where blinds may be a better option than a curtain. However, doubling up your design and adding curtains on either side of the bedhead can bring a softness to your room which will be worth the further investment.

Home Interior Advice on Blinds vs Curtains

So, we hope we’ve helped you to become better educated on the debate of blinds vs curtains. It looks to us as though you might benefit from a combination of both in a lot of cases, but as we mentioned at the start, how you dress your windows is completely up to you, your style and how you function in your home.

If you are starting from scratch with a new build or all-new renovation you might want to consider talking to a design specialist. They will be able to help you work out what is going to work best for the function and beautifying of your spaces.

Contact Galaxy Blinds and let our Blinds Specialist take you to the next level!

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