Indoor blinds and curtains: fabrics and colours

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Advice on finding just the right solution for you

Synthetic fabrics are more hardwearing and stand up to heat and damp better

They require less maintenance and are also less expensive.

Blinds and curtains can be made from natural fibres (such as cotton, wool and silk), artificial fibres (such as viscous), or synthetic fibres (e.g. nylon or polyester). Synthetic fabrics are more hardwearing and stand up to heat and damp better.
They require less maintenance and are also less expensive.
They are also lighter, more transparent and better value for money than natural fibres.
On the other hand, natural fibres are more valuable, more delicate and provide greater cover, allowing the sun's rays through to a far lesser degree.
If the room is not very light, it is best to opt for broad-weave, light colour fabrics.
On the contrary, if you are looking to shield the extensive light from a window, it is best to go for natural fibres that in addition to providing protection, also allow for a wide choice of materials and shade variants.
Neutral colours are the easiest to match, even in the event of new furnishings.
White is a classic, it always works and yields a clean, slightly cold light. Opting for brighter colours or patterns, on the other hand, requires greater attention and a careful eye for matching the colours present in the ambiance.
There are a great many colourful fabrics on sale today that are not too 'heavy' on the eyes, and which allow light to filter through resulting in delicate colourful reflections.
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