Beyond reducing sunlight and heat entering a house, curtains and blinds also add aesthetic value. Be it in terms of shape, colour or volume, they potentially help to enhance your home’s appearance. Typically, homeowners choose between one of the two, believing that the combination of them will result in an overly bulky and heavy look. At this point, you might be starting to wonder if there is any way to effectively combine the two items in a seamless and attractive manner, without making your room appear smaller than it actually is. In this article, we give some tips on how to mix and match curtains and custom made blinds.
As you probably know by now, there are several kinds of blinds that you can choose from. You can go for the roller shades, Roman shades or Venetian blinds. The selection depends on your needs and preferences. Blinds should be picked first as they are harder to install and change as compared to curtains. At this point, in terms of design, blinds should be picked to fit your room’s ambiance. If you are uncertain, you may consider solid natural or muted colour blinds at the start as it will make your life easier when attempting to match the curtains.
Many people would tell you to stick to the measurement of your windows when it comes to shopping for window treatments. This is correct, but you also need to explore the possibilities for improving the interior of the house. If you want to create an illusion that you have large windows, then go for big curtains and pair them with correctly fitted blinds. Do not hesitate to go beyond the border of the window when choosing curtains. However, be sure to limit the expansion to around one to two inches from the edges of the window.
Naturally, most homeowners only think of choosing curtains and blinds online that match their existing room components. At times, this approach is sufficient, however at times, it may restrain your choice and thus force you to make unfavourable compromises. If no combination of curtains and blinds feels right for your room, then consider changing other aspects of your room. Thinking out of the box may save you from making a purchase that you regret later.
Stop pressuring yourself in combining different window treatments. Sometimes, ideas flow after letting your brain rest. If you have nothing in mind right now, do not worry. Do other things first until you find the right inspiration that will motivate you to start thinking of possible combinations for the shades and draperies. Again, do not rush yourself into making a decision. Just let ideas flow naturally and you may be surprised when the right idea comes to mind.
Luckily, there are many interior design ideas in different home magazines. Flip through the different pages of these magazines until you can find the look you want to achieve for the room. You can also check blogs and other websites that have photos of the combination of blinds and curtains.