How to Choose Between Blinds or Curtains

Personalised Service - We come to your home!
We design, measure, install and provide warranty service.
Installation - We employ our own trained installers, who take full responsibility for the finished product. We also have a company QBCC licence #1201499
No commission driven sales people - we're happy to provide a free measure and quote, and let you make your own informed decision.
We have 3 conveniently located showrooms, with easy parking, and we're open Monday to Friday.
Our existing clients are always happy to refer new clients to us.
Queensland's largest retail shutter company.
We buy better so you save money!
High quality products at unbeatable prices!
All our products are 100% custom made to fit your windows and doors.

Choosing between blinds or curtains can be a tough decision. There are many factors to consider, such as the environment, situation, and personal preference. However, by understanding the advantages of each option, you can make an informed decision that suits your needs. This decision can vary from room to room, so let’s take a look at which choice would be best for your home.

Interested in revamping your home or office with window hangings? To order blinds and curtains, contact our team at 1300 321 413 or request a free measure and quote online.

Choosing between curtains or blinds


When deciding between curtains or blinds for your home, it is important to consider the amount of light you want in the room. If you want to block out light in the bedroom, curtains are a good option. When it comes to light control, they come up short. One thing you can do to help with lighting is to install a sheer fabric behind the heavier material curtain. This way light can filter into the room rather than the entire furnishings being hit by direct sunlight.

But if a room gets a lot of sunlight, blinds might be a better choice as they are more adjustable, allowing you to control the amount of light in a room, making them perfect for living spaces or home offices. They’re the ideal choice for rooms that receive a lot of sunlight, and you can tilt the slats to control how much light enters the room.   


Custom curtains are a great statement maker and are a good way to add style and personality to a room. They come in a range of fabrics and vary in pleating and draping. However, besides the style of fabric and colour, there are fewer choices when it comes to picking out curtains.

If you’re looking for more variety in your window treatments, blinds are a great option. There are many different types of blinds to choose from, each with its own benefit. Venetian blinds offer a classic look, while roller blinds are perfect for a more modern aesthetic. Vertical blinds are ideal for larger windows or doors. No matter what your style is, there’s a blind to suit your décor.


Weighing up style choices for curtains or blinds? Curtains are a great choice for adding style to your room, whether it’s the bedroom, living room or movie room. For a pop of colour in the bedroom, curtains are a great choice. Not only do they prevent the cold weather from coming in, but they’re stylish too. Their visual appeal is thanks to the range of unique patterns printed or woven into the fabric, and they vary in shape and length. Curtains offer interiors a more luxurious and traditional feel than blinds.

Blinds are perfect for modern designs or if you’re after a minimalist style. If you have a small space, blinds are a great choice since they don’t take up as much room as curtains. They make a home feel neat and tidy and don’t make the room feel cluttered like curtains would.


The maintenance of your blinds or curtains is important to extend their lifespan and keep them looking new. Depending on the material and where they are located, you may have to clean them more or less often. For example, curtains in a bedroom or kitchen will need to be cleaned more frequently than those in other rooms due to the higher amount of moisture in the air. When it comes to cleaning curtains, it is best to take them down and have them professionally cleaned to avoid damaging the material.

Blinds may take a little more time to clean than curtains, but you won’t need to remove them from their spot and get them professionally cleaned; simply wiping the slats with a damp cloth will sufficiently clean the blinds. You may be able to use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to clean the blinds as this will help remove any dust that is hard to reach with a cloth.

Trust Cosmopolitan Shutters

If you’re still not sure which option is best for you, Cosmopolitan Shutters can help. We’re the leading supplier of curtains and blinds, and the largest retail shutter company in Queensland. Our range of personalised services means we come to your home and design, measure and install your blinds or curtains complete with a warranty. Reach out to us today and we’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect window treatments for your home.

Your number-one source for blinds and curtains

When it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home, custom curtains, blinds and shutters from Cosmopolitan Shutters are a great option! Contact our team at 1300 321 413 to order custom blinds or curtains or request a free measure and quote online.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about our products or services, so be sure to reach out online and someone from our team will get back to you.

New bathroom with wood floor and white tub | Featured image for the Blog on the Best Blinds for Bathroom Use from Cosmopolitan Shutters.

Bathroom Design Tips – Best Blinds for Bathroom Use

Blinds are a stylish and functional window covering for every room of the house. Whether it is the living room, bedroom, or even the bathroom, blinds enhance the style of the space they occupy. Blinds especially are well-suited for bathroom zones, as their practicality allows you to adjust how much privacy and light you would like while in the room.

Read More »
A bedroom with a purple colour scheme | Featured image for the blog on Our Guide to Choosing the Best Bedroom Colours from Cosmopolitan Shutters.

Our Guide to Choosing the Best Bedroom Colours

When it comes to bedroom decor, we often focus on the big elements like the bed, furniture, and wall colours, but we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of window treatments, such as curtains, blinds, and even shutters. Choosing the right window covering can transform a bedroom from ordinary to extraordinary, adding a touch of elegance, warmth, and individuality.

Read More »
Home office with a drum set | Featured image for the blog on Choosing the Right Home Office Window Treatments from Cosmopolitan Shutters.

Choosing the Right Home Office Window Treatments

Windows are an important part of any home as they showcase the world outside and make rooms feel less cramped, so clean, visually pleasing windows can improve any home area. Window coverings for home office windows will also increase the visual appeal of your study, creating a pleasant space for productivity.

Read More »
Call Now Button