When buying blinds, there are a number of factors you need to consider.
Less is more – Simple lines and shapes are very popular as the minimalist style is both elegant and contemporary. Blinds that are too busy can be distracting and only fit in a limited number of situations.
Include pleats in your curtains – Ultra modern is very much on trend and long, soft pleats on curtains can create a relaxed feeling in your room, especially the bedroom or living area. Ambience is important in these areas and pleats will ensure a contemporary feel that is relaxing and stylish.
Don’t use too many colours – The worst thing you can do when designing your room is choose blinds with too many colours. When colours clash, it makes the room look ugly and busy. Basic colours are the way to go but if you must add extra colours, use brightly coloured trellis designs that go well with standard textures. At the moment, popular colours include bottle green, burgundy and teal.
Looking into the colour of your blinds in more detail, a few small considerations can have a big impact on the interior of your home. Choosing good colours can lift your room to new heights but bad colours can ruin the ambience totally. Before choosing colours, you need to consider what colours and textures the room already has. This includes the paint on the walls, flooring, the artwork and the furniture. If your room already has lots of colour, choose a neutral colour for your blinds or curtains. If the room is quite plain and light, more colourful window coverings can add much needed excitement to the space.
The size of the room should also influence what colour blinds you pick. Light colours can make a room appear bigger, and thus is a good idea for small rooms. On the flip side, dark colours can make the space seem smaller, and should really only be used in big areas, or those you want to feel cosy.
Colour also has an impact on our mood. This means you should be choosing colours that provide a calming and relaxed feeling in the bedroom, and your family room should be more vibrant and exciting.
Roller blinds are one of the most affordable options for your windows, and provide a clean, simple covering that looks good in almost any room. These come in options that let you decide on the amount of light you let in, from sheer to block out blinds.
Plantation shutters are perfect if you like a wood feel which allows quick privacy when needed but also filters enough light to make the ambience nice. They are really good for any room in the house.