Here in our current home, all our window panels have curtains installed to cover us from the hot sun. When it is too hot, we pull the curtains and put them all on the side of the windows so more air can come in.
In my mom’s home in Las Pinas, our bedrooms have window blinds. It also protects us from the sun’s rays and view from outside. When it is hot, we either expands it so air can pass through each panel or we pull it up altogether. The design can be boring though as we have the plain colors. We could have opted for chic with nature effect using Bamboo shades but the supplier run out of stocks.
Between the two, I think I’d prefer the curtain. It may include more after work (installation, washing, replacing) but it can be more flexible too. Well, I guess I can have both in my own house. 😉