Modern Alternatives to Net Curtains
23rd August 2022
3 min read
23rd August 2022
3 min read
Have you lately found yourself looking at your net curtains and thinking, “They’re just not doing it for me anymore”? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog we will discuss how to give your room a makeover with the best net curtain alternatives.
If you're considering a more modern window dressing option than net curtains, have you thought of window shutters?
Half shutters have lots of advantages over net curtains. Firstly, they’re much more versatile and come in a range of colours and styles – but more on that in a bit. So, what else? Window shutters can be designed in an array of styles and materials, and they offer excellent modern benefits that outperform all other window treatments.
That’s right. Plantation shutter blinds actually bring some peace and quiet to your home, making them the perfect window dressing for hallways. Whether they’re open or closed, they’ll help reduce noise pollution from the street. This is because they are made from solid materials and, unlike paper thin net curtains, they’re fitted flush to your window.
We’ve already mentioned how shutters are fitted directly onto your windows, meaning shutters are good for energy efficiency. This means that heat won’t escape so easily in the winter months, saving you money on your energy bills. Plus, when it comes to the summer, closing your slats at the right angle will block out the sun’s rays while still letting air circulate throughout the home. That’s a win-win in our book!
At California Shutters, our products are made from premium hardwood or waterproof PVC. This makes them very durable long-lasting, especially when compared with net curtains. Plus, our shutters come with a 5-year warranty, or in the case of our UK-made Faux Wood shutters, 10!
From Ancient Greece to Victorian England to the present day, shutters have been a fixture of homes for millennia. And while the same can’t be said for curtains and other window dressings, plantation shutters truly never go out of style. Although you don’t have to take our word for it. Just look at how much shutters have changed over the years. That’s right, they haven’t. This is because white shutters have always and will always look stylish. It’s that simple. So, no matter your décor, there’s a shutter for you.
If you're tied between both options, how about combining curtains and shutters for the best of both worlds?
If you’re not a dab hand at DIY, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. Many of our customers lack DIY experience, but they still manage to fire up their shutters in no time. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is. All you need is a hammer, screwdriver, drill, and spirit level. You don’t have to worry about drilling either. Our shutters all come with pre-drilled holes, so you just have to follow our simple guides. If you still need a hand then don’t worry, because our friendly team are always here to lend a helping hand.
When selecting your modern alternative to net curtains, there are a few things to consider. Of course, by now we’re sure that you’ve landed no shutters, but with so many options, how do you choose? Luckily, we’re here to help. If you want help on choosing your perfect shutters, there’s already a blog for that.