While most households tend to have either curtains or blinds, many are opting to combine the two to create a very stylish addition to any room. Not only does matching blinds and curtains offer the opportunity to create an attractive feature at a window, it allows for even more light to be blocked from a room.
Pairing blinds and curtains together is certainly possible and can look great – but there are some pitfalls you will want to avoid. For instance, combing the wrong colours may result in an unattractive design that doesn’t do the aesthetics of the room any favours, while you should also take into consideration the overall décor of the room.
So, to avoid any mismatches, try any of the following tips to perfectly match curtains with blinds:
Know the right type of blind
While you can easily pair any type of blind with curtains, they do not always look great together. Some types of blinds are better suited to be paired alongside curtains, with roller, venetian and Roman blinds offering some of the best matches.
For example, venetian blinds are often made from timbers, making them a great pair for curtains with warm colours as wood is a naturally warm colour itself.
Not only do you need to think about the type of blind, but also its overall size and shape, along with materials used, textures, etc.
Look to your current decor for inspiration
You should want to find curtains and blinds that match the overall décor of your room, so start looking around for prominent features, colours, and textures. For example, if your room is full of bold and vibrant décor, then you will want to find curtains and blinds that can be incorporated into the style without clashing with anything.
Pair the same colours to bring the room together
Matching the shade of your blinds and curtains works very well as it ties the room together by unifying the main colour scheme throughout the room. This adds a fine balance to the overall décor, ensuring the addition of blind and colours doesn’t overwhelm the aesthetics of the room.
In doing so, it allows your window feature to be a subtle aspect of the décor, with accessories and furniture acting as main focal points.
Use contrasting textures to enhance the décor
There is nothing wrong with utilising a basic colour scheme in a room, but you can make it look that bit better by using contrasting textures for the blind and curtains. Aim for something that boasts completely different textures to help make the window feature a main centre-piece of your room.
This could be pairing roller blinds that have a tougher plastic material with softer, more luxurious materials for the curtain or combining natural wooden blinds with soft linens.
Make a splash with a print
Curtains with bold patterns can work great with a subtle shade of blind. By pairing a basic colour that matches part of the curtain scheme, you can really make the pattern on the blinds stand out and be counted.
You don’t even need to pair patterns with the exact same shades. You can easily match tonal colours for an effective pairing that puts curtains with an attractive pattern at the centre stage of the room.
- Posted by David McGawn
- On July 7, 2017