The advantages of window coverings in your homeYou have a beautiful new home that you are proud of – but how do you dress your windows to ensure your home is protected, stylish and works for you rather than against you? There has long been a debate on curtains, shutters and blinds and which installation is best for you and your windows. With so many different ways to dress your windows, it’s challenging to know which is best suited. That’s why The Oxford Shutter Company has put together this handy guide so you can choose the best window covering for your home.It’s essential to get expert advice on any window covering you choose for your home. When you work with The Oxford Shutter Company, you can be sure that not only will you get the advice you need, but you will get high-quality products and brilliant customer service to match. If you are struggling to find an option that works well throughout your home, there is nothing to stop you from combining blinds, shutters and curtains throughout the windows at home.Choosing the best of all three window coverings to match the look and feel you are trying to reach in a room could give you a stylish space to relax in that works for you, your sunlight control and your energy bills.The pros and cons of blinds for your windowsBlinds are a timeless window covering that will fit any home decor. They add clean lines to a room and create the right amount of light control and temperature regulation. Blinds add a polished look to any type of design, regardless of whether it’s rustic, traditional, bohemian, modern, or industrial. They come in many materials such as wood, metal, fabric, and vinyl. They come in different colours, textures, and patterns, which can make a room stand out. Their versatility allows them to work well in almost every house.Blinds, however, do have their limitations. They are not always the easiest to clean, mainly if you have chosen material blinds, and you will need to take great care when attempting to rid them of dust or marks. Material blinds also have a tendency to fade over time, mainly if they are in direct sunlight, and wooden blinds will eventually warp if exposed to humidity. You may find that after some time, you will need to get your blind restrung to avoid them being tighter at one end, and a professional blind fitter can only do this.The pros and cons of shutters for your homeWindow shutters are fast becoming the most popular window covering in homes across the UK. Popular for their ability to seamlessly fit into any room, shutters are durable, flexible and very easy to clean. Window shutters provide an excellent barrier for privacy in your home, particularly if your windows face out onto a busy street. By providing a solid barrier between your home and your window frame, you will also find that window shutters are great for reducing energy bills as they act as a second piece of insulation.There are a variety of window shutter types to choose from, even if you have custom fit windows that are unique. The Oxford Shutter Company are your local window shutter experts who will provide everything you need, including an expert installer to ensure your shutters are fitted perfectly.A potential drawback of window shutters is their cost. Of course, shutters are a more expensive option than blinds or curtains due to the material, fitting, and longevity. Window shutters are also slightly more bulky by nature due to how they are fitted to window frames, and this could put some homeowners off of installing them. We think, however, that shutters are the most durable and cost-effective window covering for your home.This may also interest you:An easy 2022 guide to cleaning window shutters2022 improvement with stylish shutters in your home2022 Oxford window shutter trends from The Oxford Shutter CompanyThe Oxford Shutter Company settle your shutters vs blinds dilemmaFor over 20 years, The Oxford Shutter Company has been designing and installing window shutters to homes and businesses in Oxford and beyond. The pride we take in our work and the commitment we offer to our clients means our reputation as a trustworthy and reliable shutter installation company is second to none.Every project we undertake is tailored entirely to the client we are working with and the look they are trying to create in their homes. That’s why we will visit your home as part of a free consultation, where we will bring shutter samples for you to see. This also gives us a chance to look at your windows and really understand your style needs.If you are looking for a reliable shutter installation company to design and install window coverings in your home that will stand the test of time, get in contact with The Oxford Shutter Company today, or book a free consultation and see what our shutters can do for your space.