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So you couldn’t help but notice your bare windows were missing something. Ah, yes.

A curtain.

Or blinds. And blinds?

But what about drapes?

Curtains, blinds, and drapes — oh my! What’s the difference and where do you need what? And how do you decide what’s right for you?

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

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Don’t pull your hair out. Here you’ll find just what you need to answer those questions and more. We have it all packed into one article for your perusal.

In updating your mobile home, you’ve come to the realization that it’s time to get some curtains or something up on those bare windows. And that’s a start! We’ll help you along through the rest of your journey.

Choosing the right treatment: curtains, blinds, or drapes?

Curtains, blinds, and drapes serve both an aesthetic and practical purpose to the homeowner. Want to block out the light while you sleep? They can help.

Want some privacy? That too.

Want to control the amount of light entering your home? Got it!

But what makes these additions to your windows unique? What makes each different? How do they stand out?

If you want to know, read on. (Don’t forget to choose the right curtain rod afterward!)

Curtains

Now let’s talk about curtains. The normative way of things is that curtains are made from lightweight fabric. There is much that can be done in the way of aesthetics with curtains. From the type of fabric — including its colors or patterns —  to the way they are cut and sewn, there are countless curtain options.

Some curtains are designed to cover part of your window, others are designed to cover their entirety.

What are some of the perks to having curtains? You can use them with your blinds. That’s right. You don’t have to choose blinds or curtains. You can do both. (Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too!)

Curtains will protect your blinds from dust. They also provide an aesthetic element.

Blinds

When it comes to window wear, one could say that blinds are the most common and traditional of the three options.

In a set of blinds, you’ll find numerous slats that can be adjusted to open or close. As you open or close your blinds, you can control the amount of light that is allowed into your room.

It also allows you to close your window off from the world for privacy.

Here are the great benefits to blinds: they’re low-budget. And they’re easy to repair or replace.

And keep this in mind: some blinds are easier to clean than others.

Drapes

There is a difference between curtains and drapes. And what’s that difference, you wonder?

Drapes are thick and heavy. While they are made from fabric, the fabric of choice is heavier in contrast to curtain fabric.

Their thick and heavy makeup is perfect for providing insulation against sound and external temperatures. They’ll help keep the outside noises out and also the cool or hot air you don’t want in.

Another characteristic of drapes is that they are floor length. What does this do for you? They give the room a more regal appearance. Want an elegant look? Look no further.

Drapes will look great in your dining area or living room. You can wow your guests with their touch of class.

Additionally, drapes can be used with curtains. But don’t go cheap on the curtains. That’ll downplay the elegant aesthetic of your drapes.

What sort of look are you going for?

Now that you know the difference between them, how do you choose the right window treatment?

It’s all in the aesthetic and purpose you’re looking for.

Do you want extra peace and quiet? Well, then. Heavy drapes are for you.

If minimalism is your vibe, then look to the simplicity of sleek blinds. Forget the curtains. The right blinds will do the job on their own.

As far as curtains, if you’re looking to bring more of your personality to the forefront, they will compliment your blinds. Whether it’s big flashy sunflower patterns or solid colors, a curtain can be the perfect accent to the room. Not only that, it’ll help keep dust off the blinds themselves.

Be aware of your style and make the leap.

Spruce up your mobile home and watch it bloom

Whatever you choose, your mobile home will look better for it. Choosing the right treatment for your windows takes thought.

But don’t let the sprucing up stop there. You can take control of your mobile home’s aesthetic by being conscious of a color palette that’s sure to please — such as these spring color palettes.

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