How to Pick the Best Window Covering for Your Home

We’ve compared the pros and cons of each window covering below to help you make the best decision when it comes to picking your window furnishings.

We’ve compared the pros and cons of each window covering below to help you make the best decision when it comes to picking your window furnishings.

Curtains & Drapes

Function:
3/5
Affordability:
5/5
Light Control:
3.5/5
Security:
2/5
Style:
3.5/5
Maintenance:
3/5

Curtains & Drapes are ideal for Homeowners who:

Homeowners looking for a quick, affordable solution to cover their windows should consider curtains. Curtains are quick to install and simple to control.

Curtains are an affordable window furnishing, but far less stylish and functional than other options

Plantation Shutters

Function:
5/5
Affordability:
4/5
Light Control:
5/5
Security:
4/5
Style:
5/5
Maintenance:
4/5

Plantation shutters are ideal for:

Homeowners looking for the best balance between function and style – Look no further. Plantations are easy to clean and operate, flexible light and privacy control, and even some insulating properties for climate control.

Plantation shutters always get the inspirational look and a nod of approval from prospective home buyers.

Roller Shutters

Function:
4.5/5
Affordability:
3/5
Light Control:
5/5
Security:
5/5
Style:
3/5
Maintenance:
3.5/5

Roller shutters are ideal for:

Homeowners looking for to invest in the long-term value, security, comfort and privacy of their home should consider roller shutters. Extreme weather areas, such as bushfires and cyclones should also consider for practicality.

Roller shutters are hands down the most functional furnishing. For those who don't like the look - They can be completely retracted and become practically invisible.

Roller Blinds

Function:
3/5
Affordability:
4.5/5
Light Control:
3.5/5
Security:
2/5
Style:
3.5/5
Maintenance:
4/5

Roller blinds are ideal for:

Similar to curtains, blinds are ideal for homeowners looking for an effective and affordable solution with simple light and privacy control.

Similar to curtains, blinds are ideal for homeowners looking for an effective and affordable solution with simple light and privacy control.

Venetian Blinds

Function:
2.5/5
Affordability:
4.5/5
Light Control:
3.5/5
Security:
2/5
Style:
3/5
Maintenance:
2/5

Venetian blinds are ideal for:

Homeowners looking for the style and function of plantation shutters but in the market for a shorter-term, cheaper solution.

Anyone with venetians is well familiar with the difficulty in cleaning and the effort of ongoing maintenance, with cords getting twisted, tangled and broken.

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