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Blinds have a bad reputation that has developed over time, primarily due to outdated myths. While blinds aren’t always the most fashionable way to decorate your home, they can still add a modern touch and keep your home cool.

You might believe some of these myths because you don’t know any better. Below is a list of six common blinds myths, so if you believe any of them (or even if you don’t), keep reading to find out the truth!

  • All light is blocked from entering the room or home by the blinds: Blinds, on the other hand, let in more natural light than curtains or window coverings with solid panels. It’s just that, unlike shades and shutters, blinds block out all but specific wavelengths of light, allowing you to see a lot of light through the slats. Furthermore, the slating panels can be adjusted to let in more or less natural light depending on the situation.
  • They have the potential to detract from the view: The right blinds can bring out the best in your opinion of the world outside. You need to select blinds that are the right size for the window and blend in with the rest of your home.
  • Blinds are only used to cover windows: Blinds can be used in various ways throughout your home, not just as window treatments. Because blinds provide far more privacy than curtains or drapes, they are ideal for covering glass doors and partition walls. They’re also lovely on sliding glass doors and patio enclosures; keep in mind that your living space doesn’t have to revolve entirely around windows!
  • Your home will appear outdated and old if you use blinds: Blinds can update the look of a room if you know what style of blind you want to go with. If you’re looking for something modern, consider horizontal blinds or wood or faux wood Venetian blinds if you’re going to add a warm touch to your home’s décor. While it may not be possible to completely transform the look of a room by simply replacing window treatments, replacing old blinds with new ones can instantly transform the look of your home or office.
  • They are very difficult to clean: This myth may frighten the clean-conscious; however, easy-to-maintain blinds are available. It all depends on the type of material. The material of custom blinds on the market is simple to clean; all you have to do is wipe lightly or scrub-wipe them twice a week. 
  • They are not long-lasting and easily breakable: This is yet another blinds myth that refuses to die. The material used in blinds determines how long they will last. Some blinds, such as aluminum, wood, and faux wood blinds, are highly durable and last for many years.
  • If you have small children, you cannot have them in your home: Corded blinds hanging cords can be dangerous for children and pets; however, you can wrap the extra stretch of the threads to reduce the risk of an accident. You can also choose from various cordless and motorized window treatments that you can control with a single touch of remote control or even a smartphone.

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