Cape Town is known across the globe for its beautiful beaches, eclectic African fashion and magnificent landmark, namely Table Mountain. Look a little closer, however, and you might see that Capetonians have a certain sense of flair and creativity found nowhere else in the country. Cape Town homes, restaurants and even accommodation venues all seem to boast a fresh, unique style. If you live in the Mother City and want to liven up the look of your home without spending far too much money, then installing new blinds may be an option.
Blinds are no longer the bland, boring products they used to be; people across our country are finally catching up to international interior décor trends that celebrate shades. Switching to shades may seem like a little extra effort, but we have 5 reasons why this change is perfect for every home in Cape Town.
1.The Best Way to Streamline Your Style
Bulky curtains are a thing of the past as the world is moving towards minimalistic lines and clean forms. Large curtains hanging at every window take up entirely too much space, leaving the room looking cluttered and feeling smaller. Blinds are functional art in the sense that their presence adds to the décor while still providing quite a few practical benefits.
2.The Affordable Alternative
Custom-made curtains designed with luxurious materials look great in the right setting, but that is about the only time that curtains make any kind of statement. Blinds add the same level of sophistication to any modern room at a fraction of the cost. Replacing broken and damaged screens are also far more affordable than having a torn or worn curtain repaired.
3.Maintenance and Cleaning Is Easy
Most people who have curtains in their home cannot remember the last time they had them cleaned – it’s simply too much of a hassle. Curtains naturally trap dust and allergens, and neglecting to clean them regularly could result in pollutants circulating through the air whenever the curtain is touched. Blinds, on the other hand, are famously easy to clean and maintain. A damp cloth or even vacuum cleaner is enough to get rid of any dirt that may settle on the slats.
4. Long-Lasting Functionality
Unlike curtains, shades do not require any direct handling (apart from cleaning). Whether manual or motorised, your blinds will rely on cords or a remote to open and close. Easy handling means that most designs last for many good years before they ever need replacing or show signs of wear.
4.You Save Money in the Long Run
Possibly the most important benefit of installing shades in your home is that you minimise your carbon footprint and save money. Firstly, blinds do not need to be washed with water, which is a help when cities like Cape Town often struggle with drought. Secondly, your shades can be adjusted according to the light and heat you wish to let in – this saves on heating, cooling and lighting costs, especially in winter.
To add some elegance to your beautiful Cape Town home, we invite you to get in touch with the nearest Designer Blinds branch. Designer Blinds is a division of Top Carpets and Floors, so you can rest assured that you will only the highest quality products at the lowest possible price.