If you are renovating or redecorating your home, you might be wondering whether you should choose shutters or curtains to give your room a final look.
There’s no question that shutters and curtains both have very different qualities.
In our opinion, shutters just cannot be beaten, no matter the style of your room or house.
Read on to find out why we think the best option for window furnishings are shutters in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.
Total control at home
We all want to protect our own privacy, and using shutters or curtains is a good way to do that at home.
However, curtains can have intrusive gaps or might not be thick enough to completely cut off the outside world.
With shutters, you have total control of your privacy as you adjust how open they are as well as the viewing angle.
Equally, the adjustable nature of shutters gives you full control over how much light you let into the room.
Curtains offer nowhere near this level of flexibility. If you want real control of your environment at home, shutters are the answer.
A flawless fit
As mentioned, irritating gaps around the edges can be a problem when you have curtains.
This isn’t an issue with shutters because they are custom-built for an exact fit to your window.
Installing curtains next to a window that’s of an unusual shape or size can look messy and unsightly, but installing tailor-made shutters gives a neat and seamless vibe to your space.
Regardless of your window’s dimensions, shutters look sophisticated and can be perfectly matched to suit your room.
Those gaps in your curtains don’t just compromise your privacy.
They can also let unwanted cool air into your property or allow warm air to escape.
Fabric curtains cannot always provide the best protection against cold air.
As well as making your home uncomfortable, this could also make your energy bills go up as you spend more on heating your property.
This isn’t a serious problem if you have shutters. Because they are made to measure, shutters fit tightly against your window frame and prevent unwanted airflow.
Shutters are also superior at deflecting warm light from the sun, helping to prevent your home from becoming uncomfortably warm during the hotter Queensland months.
Caring for fabric curtains can be a hassle. They can easily be dirtied or damaged, especially if you have children or pets in the house.
Shutters are a much more durable choice and are likely to last longer than curtains if they are properly cared for.
In addition to this, cleaning shutters is far easier than cleaning curtains.
Rather than needing to take down, launder, and re-hang your curtains, most shutters can simply be wiped clean.
To avoid spending more of your precious time cleaning your window furnishings, shutters are a great solution.
If we’ve convinced you that shutters are a better choice than curtains, and you want to find out which product designs would be best for you, why not take a look at our products online here.
We have the best selection of custom options and designs for shutters in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to perfectly complement any home.