While curtains were the common choice of window dÃ©cor in the past, modern blinds and shades are slowly replacing them due to a plethora of reasons. Contemporary blinds yield can yield a classic, professional or sophisticated look depending on the choice of blinds when compared to the traditional draperies or curtains. They can be customized to suits ones personal style or tastes and are a great way to modernize the aesthetics of a home or office. Another advantage of modern blinds is the ease of cleaning and maintaining them. Curtains and draperies involve a lot of work to keep clean and also tend to fade away due to strong rays of the sun. Contemporary blinds are designed keeping the practical issues in mind and thus are very easy to keep clean and maintain for long durations.
One of the most popular blinds available in the market is the aluminium venetians. These blinds comprise of horizontal boards of aluminium held in place by cords and can be hung over the window sill. The movement of the aluminium planks can be controlled by an individual depending on the amount of sunlight he/she prefers in the room. The main reason for the popularity of aluminium venetians is their durability and easy maintenance. These innovative blinds are moisture proof and as such can be placed in areas prone to get wet such as the kitchen or the bathroom. Additionally they do not fade due to the glare of the sunlight. Another added benefit of venetian blinds is that they are easy to clean and maintain, and can just be dusted off or wiped with a cloth without disassembling the shades. The amount of light entering through these blinds can be controlled by want manually or can even be motorized for smoother functioning. Venetian blinds, however, may be difficult to fit in unconventional window styles as they are very rigid.
Roman Blinds Sydney are another popular choice of shades opted for my home-owners. Their design is a combination of curtains and venetian blinds. The fabrics in roman blinds are held in place by horizontal rods. They can be pulled up or down to shade the room using a cord. Once pulled up, these shades gather together as soft pleats yielding a warm and classical look to a room. Roman Blinds Sydney is available in a wide array of colours and fabrics such as silk and linen. Roman blinds yield a classy, luxurious and elegant look to an indoor room, rather than a monotonous or stiff look of venetian blinds. Roman blinds not only help in averting heat and maintaining a comfortable temperature during the summers, but if designed with reflective backings, these blinds are an innovative way of capturing heat in the room during the winter seasons as well.