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How To Match Your Curtains and Blinds

When deciding on your home furnishings, many people think they must choose either blinds or curtains, however, it doesn’t necessarily have to be one or the other. Combining curtains and blinds can create a stunning finish that brings the room together.

This handy guide will help you to match your curtains and blinds with impressive colours, patterns and textures.

Play Around with Patterns

Patterned blinds or curtains can be eye catching without looking busy. The key is to choose one to be patterned and one to be plain, using a similar colour palette or colours that complement each other well.

Add a Pop of Colour

If you have more muted colours on your walls and floor, curtains and/or blinds can introduce a splash of colour into your home. The colour doesn’t always have to be vibrant either. Pastel pink curtains/blinds against light grey walls can create a softer contrast, whilst emerald green and teal are more rich in colour.

Practical Doesn’t Mean Boring

Curtains and blinds aren’t purely decorative. They provide the very practical function of blocking draughts and controlling light levels in your home. You could save up to 25% on your energy bills by having blinds installed, so layering up with curtains will only increase the amount of energy you save.

Sheer roller blinds can help to diffuse light during the day, whilst curtains soften the room and make it cosy in the evening.

How Should I Match My Curtains to the Rest of the Room?

A common question asked by people buying curtains is whether they should match the walls or the furniture. This entirely depends on your style. Some people like to use brightly coloured curtains to stand out from the walls and match the furniture, whilst others prefer to create synergy by using similar shades of a single colour throughout the entire room.

Should All of the Window Dressings in One Room be the Same?

If you have multiple windows in one room, you may find that one style of window dressing isn’t suitable for the entire room. If this is the case, you can mix and match whilst still keeping the room cohesive.

For example, you may have one central window with a white roller blind and a patterned curtain and keep the rest simple with just a white roller blind, or roller blinds in the same pattern as the curtains.

Should All of the Curtains or Blinds in my House be the Same?

Again, this entirely depends on your style and creativity. Some people like their window dressings to match so that it all looks uniform from outside of the house, whilst others prefer to have a different style for every room.

Another thing to consider is the practicality of each window dressing. For example, you may wish to layer curtains and blinds in the living room to make it warm and cosy and opt for an easy clean moisture-resistant roller blind in your kitchen.

However you choose to style your window dressings, our professional team at Aspiration Blinds can help you to get the light and warmth control you need whilst also giving you the perfect finish for your interior design.

We offer a wide range of blinds and shutters and provide free home visits for measuring and fitting. 

To find out more about our comprehensive services, contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to offer you guidance.

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