Thursday, April 05, 2018

Blinds For Our Home–No More Glaring Sunlight!

Product Review

We lived 3 months in our new house without blinds or curtains in the house because we couldn’t decide what we wanted. Don’t know how we survived without them for so long but I can confidently tell people now why you NEED to have blinds or curtains for your home – For privacy and for snoozing! Without blinds, my house being a corridor HDB unit, has people looking into the house every time they walk past and that is a little awkward when they see me slouching in the couch in a less-than-elegant position. =P Sleeping in late was not possible at all during the pre-blinds days because the sunlight comes right in by 8am! So, I AM VERY GLAD WE FINALLY HAVE BLINDS! Yay!

We checked with several curtains and blinds suppliers before deciding to go with The Curtains Design, mainly because I felt most comfortable talking to Marcus, the staff who handled our purchase. Price will always be our key concern, but if the service staff is able to make me feel at ease and confident, it is a major plus point for me. From taking measurements and quoting of prices to design selection and installation, everything went smoothly and I am glad that my house is finally complete now!

We like to collect and display vintage items around the house, so when we were deciding what kind of blinds or curtains to go with for the house, that was a major consideration. We wanted something simple and classic, without stealing the show from the vintage decorations that will fill up the house eventually. In the end, we opted for white & black Venetian PVC blinds for the living room and dining room, keeping the design the same so that there is a uniform look throughout.

This is the dining room area. I used to be worried about choosing white incase they get dirty fast, but that is such a major misconception! The truth is, black things look dirty much easier and they need to be cleaned all the time in order to ‘appear clean’. It is exactly opposite for white items! Plus, my white blinds match my white marble dining table and the walls perfectly. =)


This is the main living room with the same Venetian PVC blinds. Love it! =D


And this is the small window near the main entrance. Same uniform look throughout Level 1 of the house.


These blinds are easy to maintain – Just wipe with cloth from time to time, or use a duster on it.


For our bedrooms, we opted for roller blinds because we wanted a more black-out option for snoozing. Decided to use the same light grey roller blinds for all three bedrooms, for uniformity again. These roller blinds are easy and smooth to roll up to whichever level I want, depending on how much sunlight I want to allow into the room. And when it’s all rolled down, the room is totally dark and perfect for sleeping in!


I personally don’t like curtains because they give a more ‘soft feel’ to the house, which is contradictory to the industrial vintage look for the house. Plus, curtains seem to become dirty faster and need to be taken down to wash frequently. I am all for fuss-free and easy maintenance, so blinds is a natural choice for me anytime.

I was initially concerned about the massive cleaning I have to do with all the drilling needed to install the blinds, but to my surprise, there was virtually nothing to clean up at all (I’m not sure why though – there was drilling of holes at every point!) The installation guys did such a fast and perfect installation that I was amazed at how fast everything was up. So, if you are considering changing the curtains or blinds for your house that you are already living in, don’t worry! It’s not going to cause that much of a hassle. =P

Check out The Curtains Design now for your house and transform your house into a lovely and cosy nest that you love! For more information, check out or contact Marcus for more info at 86661155.

This is part of my Making Of Our Dream Home series. Click to read the other entries in the series.

Disclosure: This is a partial sponsorship by The Curtains Design for an honest review of their products and services on this blog. All photographs and opinions are solely ours.