You have a wide variety of options when it comes to window treatments for your home, including roller shades, vertical or horizontal blinds, wood or vinyl shutters, and curtains or drapes. Each of these options has their own advantages and disadvantages, but there is a reason why curtains are a favourite for many homes in just about every single room. Note a few of those reasons here, and this can allow you to better choose the window treatments that would work well for your home's interior.
Curtains actually collect dust from the room and from the air around them. This may sound like a bad thing, but this means that far less dust will settle onto your furniture or electronics, potentially causing damage to those pieces. You'll also breathe in less dust when you have curtains throughout your home. Of course, you'll want to launder those curtains or have them dry cleaned as often as necessary to remove any built-up dust and other debris, but keep this in mind if you're looking for a way to ensure air quality in your home.
Window treatments like blinds and shades may do little to insulate windows and reduce drafts, but curtains can keep cold wind out in wintertime and hot, stuffy air out in summertime. This is especially good to consider if you have an older home with poor-quality insulation, draughty window frames, and thin glass panes in the windows. Using curtains rather than any other window treatment can mean reducing your energy bills and creating a cosier environment in the home. This insulation can also mean better noise reduction, as curtains can absorb sound, making rooms quieter overall.
If you want to change the look of a home's window treatments, you may need to invest in brand new roller shades or vinyl blinds or go through the time and expense of repainting wood shutters and blinds. However, it's much easier to change the look of curtains and much less expensive. You can add a layer of sheers behind your current curtains for a breezy look, or cut and hem longer curtains for something more lightweight.
If the home's curtains are already short, you can sew a length of fabric to the bottom of those panels, for something unique and dramatic Even just changing the tiebacks or hooks that hold curtains in place can give a room a new look for far less money and effort than changing other types of window treatments.