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If you’re planning on a renovation, focus on this area of your home because it’s one of the most underrated. We must dress our bare windows to make them look nice. We should decorate more than to make a statement; window coverings are crucial for maintaining an inviting and comfortable living space.

Curtains are a great way to provide privacy without losing light or allowing too much outside to be seen. Blinds, however, let in more light while also offering privacy. For those who want to see out, they’re a good choice. Blinds come in many different styles, shapes, and sizes. If you want to see the world, then blinds are perfect.

You can’t go wrong with curtains or blinds for most home decor. They are easy to clean and don’t take up much space. Deciding which kind of window treatment is best for your home is easier than you think.

Consider your interior style

Some different curtains and blinds can be seen. It’s up to you to decide if you want an interior style or a mood. There are many different ways in which the curtain can be used. Using light, airy curtains for minimalist interiors is a good idea. It’s a good idea to use curtains as an accessory for interior decorating. It can be used for a sophisticated look with a velvet curtain.

More local homes are incorporating this accent into their styles to give a sense of structure to the space. White blinds look great in a colonial-style home, and wooden Venetian blinds look great in a hotel room.

Consider your budget

Think about your budget. A wide variety of curtains are available in the market, and most are affordable. If you’re looking for a cheap curtain set, you must do some shopping. You can get curtains that are made of linen, cotton, or polyester. Cotton curtains are a bit more expensive than linen curtains, but they are also softer and more durable. Polyester curtains are cheaper, but they tend to be less durable. Consider your room size. If you’re looking for something big, you should buy a big curtain.


Our suggestion: Curtains

The bigger variety of materials, finishes, and colors allows it to be used in various interiors.

Cost Effectiveness

Cost is not as much of an issue as you think it is. Curtains, in general, are always less expensive than blinds because it’s more affordable to buy soft-fabric blinds over hard-wood blinds. Even with these additional costs, the increased demand for blinds drives up prices. It’s not only prices that will vary. Depending on the type of material, it can be more expensive to have a wooden blind or fabric blind than a faux one.

Another way to save money is to use fake or substitute materials. Instead of natural silk curtains, you can use faux silk curtains to get that European style. Ready-made curtains don’t always fit perfectly, but they’re usually cheaper than custom-made curtains. Regarding blinds, vinyl is more affordable than aluminum, wood, or textured blinds.

Our suggestion: Curtains

Cost-wise, curtains, in general, are usually much more affordable, but of course, depending on the type of material you’re going for.

The maintenance of your home

While Curtains require a little maintenance to make them look good, they also come with some advantages. It takes less time to clean curtains. Depending on the type of fabric, you can easily restore its luster by washing it in the machine or dry cleaning it.

When you use venetian or vertical blinds to cover your windows, you need to clean each slat carefully because they can accumulate dust easily. Roller blinds are easier to maintain with a less demanding cleaning regime.

When you use venetian or vertical blinds to cover your windows, you need to clean each slat carefully because they can accumulate dust easily. Roller blinds are easier to maintain with a less demanding cleaning regime.

Our suggestion: Curtains and Roller Blinds

For your laundry room or entryway, fabric curtains make the job easier and keep your home a more pleasant place to live. However, blinds last longer than curtains because of the fabric used.

Light control in your room

When you are choosing a new window covering, don’t forget the main point. You need a window covering that blocks out light. These are definitely the top picks for curtains. They look wonderful in bright rooms, and the fact that they are made of a thicker material means they’ll last longer

Curtains are great at blocking unwanted light from coming through a window. But curtains won’t control the amount of light that enters. Control the amount of sunlight that enters your room with blinds.

Our Suggestion: It Depends

It depends on who you are and what you like. If you want light coverage, curtains are the way to go. If you want to control light, you should go for blinds.

Sound control in your room

Curtains are also better than blinds. They are easier to install, and they also block out more sound than blinds do. Sound passes easily through holes in the wall, which makes these a great choice if you’re looking for quiet spots to work.

Blinds hitting the windowsills can make a noise and even cause damage if not treated correctly. Heavyweight curtains are the best type of window treatment for blocking sound, especially if your home faces a road or street. Lighter, thinner fabrics allow sound to penetrate through the room more easily.

Our suggestion: curtains

Harder and thicker curtains work better because they have more mass and can absorb the sound waves. Blinds are also susceptible to noise when the weather is breezy.

Types of curtains

Curtain Types
Blackout CurtainsThe materials used to make the curtains block light.
Box Pleat CurtainsFull coverage is usually provided from top to bottom when this curtain runs deep and the folds are continuous across the entire length of fabric.
Energy Efficient CurtainsHeavy curtains that prevent air, heat and cold from entering or entering your window are known as insulated curtains.
Goblet Pleat CurtainsThe fold of the curtains looks like a goblet or wine glass and is usually used to frame the window without much changes.
Grommet CurtainsYou can open or close the curtains with ease with the open rings on the fabric panels.
Panel Pair CurtainsPanel pair curtains are sold in pairs and you can close them from both sides of your window.
Pinch Pleat CurtainsThe pleats are pinched at the top and allow the folds of the fabric to flow below.
Pencil Pleat CurtainsWorking with curtain hooks or rods with pencil pleat curtains is easier.
Rod Pocket CurtainsThe curtain rod is slipped through the pockets in the fabric.
Single Panel CurtainsThe curtains are pulled to one side when they are opened.
Tab Top CurtainsThe curtains have loops on top of the panels that are easy to thread through a curtain rod.
Tie Top CurtainsUnder the curtain rod, there is a space that exposes both the rod and the wall behind it.
Window Sill CurtainsThe curtains are on the edge of the window sill.
Apron CurtainsIf you need shorter curtains for your living areas or bedrooms, aprons are ideal.
Ripple Fold CurtainsThe zig-zag fold is easy to slide across the track.
Cafe CurtainsCafe curtains are ideal for letting light in and giving some privacy.

Types of blinds

Blind Types
Venetian BlindsThese blinds are made out of natural wood and offer a lot of benefits.
Vertical BlindsThe long, sleek slats allow light control.
Panel BlindsThe slats are larger creating a contemporary design statement.
Faux Wooden BlindsIt is as easy to clean faux wooden blinds as real wooden blinds.
Roller BlindsLight is able to come in while providing some privacy with roller blinds.
Roman BlindsThey are available in a wide range of finishes and materials.
Illusion BlindsA combination of sheer and opaque fabrics allow daylight to filter into space and allow a view of the outside.
Day & Night BlindsCustomers can switch between a block color and alternating strips of material.
Electric BlindsIt is possible to enjoy the light from outside and have a striking aesthetic from your blinds.
Bamboo BlindsThe blinds are designed to be a second layer for lighting, with a tiny space between the horizontal bamboo that offers more privacy.
Korean BlindsThe Korean blinds give you the flexibility to adjust the amount of sunlight you let in by simply pulling the side cord.
Shutter BlindsWhen you close the window, the shutter blinds act like grilles and shut it down.

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Thematic design that reflects your personality

MRD Singapore is the perfect formula for you to make your interior dream come true. One of the main keys to great interior design is that it should be thematic, reflect your personality and taste, and be cost-effective. 


With so many styles, trends, and designs, choosing the one to go for is hard. With MRD, you can prevent this situation and get the best dream design you ever wanted but better. No more stress. Contact us here to solve your interior problems, or contact us directly at 7 Gambas Crescent #01-01 Ark@Gambas Singapore 757087.