When it comes to the decor of a home, windows are one of the last things that one looks to decorating. You first look to the colour of the walls and the way the furniture fits into the room before you consider the curtains. Window dressings are, however, an extremely important part of the room’s decor and can make or break your design. If done correctly, the right window dressing will pull the room together and provide the perfect accent for your interior design. Whether you decide to go with curtains or blinds is completely up to you the sophistication and clean finish of blinds or the opulent luxury of full curtains the choice is yours.
Venetian blinds are probably what most people think of when they hear blinds. People sometimes have negative associations with these blinds but they can become an integral design element. They are no longer just available in metal blinds in white or black but come in a range of materials from composites through to light-weight aluminium. Venetian blinds tend to give a cleaner, tidier finish to a room and can offer complete privacy and light protection. If you want to you can always soften the look a bit by adding curtains as well. This can create the ideal interplay between curtains and blinds.
Vertical blinds are a more modern concept and can be found in several different finishes, including fabric. As the name implies, vertical blinds stand at a ninety degree angle to the windowsill. These blinds can also be used to great effect to cordon off an area of the room and to create a wall. Use them to create a feature or blend them in nicely with the decor.
In Australia, we are always looking for ways to enjoy the sun and, at the same time, to beat the UV radiation. Another type of blind that has achieved a great deal of popularity is the sunshade blind these allow you to see outside and filter out harmful UV radiation. Your room is still beautifully light and airy but you have a great deal of protection from the sun.
Of course there are tons of design ideas, styles, finishes and colours when it comes to blinds. You just need to choose the exact right one for you. This decision will entail finding a window dressing that fits in with your home and lifestyle. If, for example, you have a tiny flat, full billowing curtains may not fit in it really depends on what you are looking to get out of your window dressings as a whole.