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Choosing between blinds and drapery for your window treatments can be a difficult decision. The installation of either one can take roughly the same amount of time depending on the style you select. It comes down to preference. Both can be can be used for privacy or to darken a room. In addition, they can help to accent a window or coordinate the style in your room. A disadvantage of drapery is that it can appear heavy in a room. You are also limited when you open them for light because they won't provide privacy any longer. With blinds, you may be able to open them slightly and still maintain your privacy.