Whether you’ve spent hours trawling Pinterest or have an idea in mind, styling your home is exciting. From window blinds through to carpet, there are a whole host of decisions to make. Will you have carpet fitted? Can you get away with that bold wallpaper? Will your other half notice the gold pineapple lamp you’ve been eyeing up? No matter what you’re creating, you want a room to love. And the only way to do that is choose items you love that work together.
So when it comes to window blinds, we ask the age old question – should window blinds match the colour of your walls? It doesn’t matter how adept you are at imagining your room fully dressed. Small features such as this can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of a room. In this blog, we address this question and give you our tips to styling the perfect room.
First things first – blind style
There’s no point worrying about colour if you don’t know what sort of window blind you’re after. And there are various styles available on the market. Roller blinds are classic, versatile and can be ordered in an array of patterns. Vertical blinds are perfect for longer window or patio doors. Equally, they’re easy to maintain with Replacement Blind Slates available to match.
If you’re looking for elegance, consider Motorised or Electric Blinds too. These can be controlled by a remote control and adjusted from a distance. And, if you’re looking to for a classic design, Wooden Blinds are an elegant option. Once you choose the style of window blind you love, it will be considerably easy to address colour.
Compliment or Contrast
Now, let’s talk style. Some people fall in love with very specific, complementary pallets. We’ve all been in a wonderfully modern room with varying shades of the world’s favourite neutral – grey. Equally, some people just have an eye for colour pallets that work seamlessly together. If you’re looking to recreate something like this, definitely consider matching your blinds to the wall colour. Even if you go a few shades darker or lighter, this will only help to accentuate the style you’ve created.
However, if you’re someone who celebrates bold clashing prints, now is the time to experiment. Think bright orange walls with green blinds! Or, more subtly, grey walls with a highly patterned, floral blind. Sometimes it pays to be bold and introduce the colours you love all in one place. Our one word of advice here though would be to consider longevity. We love those who take risks but be aware that you may fall out of love with the style quickly. And if redecorating isn’t your thing, this could be a bad option.
Most window blinds will come accompanied with a trim. These are normally white, black or silver. If you’re looking to create a style that will last, consider using this as a starting point. Matching your blind to the trim will create a stylish and uniformed look with timeless appeal. Equally, you could opt for a similar tone but slightly darker to create contrast.
The benefit here lies in the longevity. No matter how many times you redecorate your room, the window blind trim colour won’t change. So you won’t be forced to buy replacement blinds sooner than desired either.
Match blinds to furniture
One of the best tips we ever had was to match blinds to your furniture. Most home owners will purchase furniture that they love. And pieces they expect to have in their homes forever. Therefore, choosing complimentary colours in your blinds should have a similar impact. Especially if you’re opting for wooden blinds.
If the furniture in your home does little to spark imaginations, match blinds to your soft furnishings. A favourite pillow, perhaps? Or even the throw that takes the chill away each winter. Subtle hints like this make a room look out together.
Now, over to you
At the end of the day, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to this question. However your style takes you is where you should go. So experiment and browse the Shop4Blinds website today for more window blind inspiration.