3 major issues to consider when choosing curtains Dark thick cloth curtains may not shade

Curtains have both ornamental and practical value. In addition to blocking light and getting a good night’s sleep, they are also an extension of home style; living in Hong Kong, where buildings are densely populated, extendable blackout blind also play a role in protecting privacy, so that your every move will not be seen through by neighbors . Since it is so important, don’t be sloppy when choosing! There are many styles of curtains, ranging from the adjustment of light and darkness, the degree of ventilation, to the convenience of cleaning, etc. Cloth curtains, honeycomb curtains, zebra curtains, roller blinds, etc. each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and how to choose is very knowledgeable.

1. Do I need to reserve air-conditioning seats?

Not all extendable blackout blind styles can be equipped with air conditioners. Venetian blinds, roller blinds, etc. have more restrictions, and cloth curtains are relatively easy to accommodate air conditioners.

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2. How much is the budget?

The price of curtains is not only related to the material, but also the amount of material used. Curtains that rise and fall up and down, such as venetian blinds, roller blinds, Roman blinds, etc., the amount of material used depends on the window area; while the curtains that open horizontally will not be completely flat after unfolding, but will be wavy for aesthetic effect. Two or three times the fabric, the cost will increase accordingly.

3. How easy is it to clean?

You can choose according to whether the household environment is prone to dust accumulation. “Some households may be full of dust every two weeks (air conditioners). If you still use venetian blinds that are prone to dust accumulation (wiping one by one) you will be exhausted. “.

Cloth curtain: Household dust avoids short plush
Speaking of extendable blackout blind the first time you may think of curtains. Ou Qingyu, chief executive officer and chief designer of Curtain City, pointed out that the biggest advantage of cloth curtains is that they have a variety of colors and styles, and they can be customized according to needs, which fit the style of the home and the preferences of the householder.

Shading is a major function of curtains, reducing direct light into the house, so as not to affect the quality of sleep, so many families choose blackout fabrics as curtain fabrics. “Shading (ability) depends on the density of the fabric, regardless of the color or thickness. Dark fabrics can transmit light, while light-colored fabrics can completely block light.” 

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Shading fabrics have undergone many changes over the years. At first, silver materials were applied to the fabric. It makes the fabric not easy to see through; later, it was found that it would emit a plastic smell after being exposed to the sun for a long time, so it was replaced with a white coating, but this coating will peel off with time, and it will separate from the fabric after washing, making the curtain look old There are bullet holes; “As for the new blackout cloth, there are 3 layers. 

The middle layer of the fabric is made of high-density made fiber material, which is no longer a plastic coating.” Even if it is machine washed or exposed to the sun for a long time, it will not Affects the shading ability and is more durable. Compared with ordinary curtain fabrics, blackout fabrics have limited patterns and styles, and more solid colors. Ou Qingyu said that if you have a favorite curtain fabric, you can add an additional layer of white blackout fabrics, which has both beautiful and blackout effects.

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