Electric curtains, much like their blind counterparts, offer a range of unique features that can help make your life easier. There are a few considerations to take into account though. Do you want battery operated or mains operated curtains? Do you want them to be remote controlled or controlled via a wall mount? And all this before you’ve even chosen a colour or pattern! Luckily we have a quick guide to help you navigate these decisions and pick the perfect blinds for you.
How do electric curtains work?
Electric curtains work much like electric blinds, except the motor works to draw and close the curtains rather than raise and lower a blind. The curtain rails are installed like any other curtain rail. The rails themselves are motorised so the curtains can be drawn with just the touch of a button.
Electric curtains come in all the same styles as regular curtains. In fact, you can pretty much hang any set of curtains on an electric curtain rail because they’re exactly the same as a non-electric curtain rail.
What are the benefits of electric curtains?
People may have initially thought that electric curtains were a fad or luxury. Maybe they were something only seen in sci-fi films, but now this small convenience is becoming more and more popular.
Electric curtains offer a whole host of benefits. Firstly there’s their ease of use. With the touch of a button you can open and close your curtains. They also bring this ease of use to more traditional settings.
Alongside these benefits that are specific to electric curtains, they also bring with them all the benefits of electric blinds too. You can set a timer so that they open at a certain time in the morning and close at a certain time at night. This will help you get a good night’s sleep and wake up naturally with sunlight.
Electric curtains also come with all the features you get in regular curtains too, with blackout and thermal options available.
But electric curtains aren’t just a luxury. They can also be a real help to those with limited mobility. The curtains can be controlled with a simple remote, so there’s no need to get up and draw the curtains with either a draw string or manually. This is especially helpful with curtains that are hard to reach.
Electric curtains can also be of real help if you’re living in a period home, or you need to protect items from the sunlight. Some electric curtains can have a light sensor installed, so they close whenever the sunlight gets too intense. This is perfect for if you have a piece of art on the wall that you don’t want to fade in the sunlight, or a bookshelf with books that need protection too.
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How do you want them controlled?
There are a number of ways you can control electric curtains, and each has its own benefits. You can opt for wall controlled, remote controlled, or smart phone controlled. There are even some solutions that offer a combination of all three!
Having a wall controlled system can offer a whole host of complex features, like automating the curtains in your house to open and close at a certain time. Smart homes, once a thing of science fiction, are slowly becoming a reality!
This is no more apparent than in the ability to control your curtains through your smartphone. There are various electric curtain solutions which allow you to control your curtains through an app on your phone. This means you can even open and close the curtains in your home without being there! You can also automate your curtains to open and close whilst you’re on holiday, so it’ll look like you’re home.
Remote controlled electric curtains are the most popular solution on the market. They allow you to control your curtains from a small remote which has a number of basic settings on it. This allows you to open and close your curtains in the room you’re in, meaning you won’t have to leave your bed if you forget to close the curtains! A lot of remote controlled systems will also have a wall control as well which allows for more complex controls of your house’s curtains.
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