Pairing blinds with curtains
When it comes to choosing window treatments, most people just tend to stick to one type per window. But not me, I say the more the merrier! Pairing blinds with curtains can offer a more finished look and improve the function of your windows, so it's worth considering all of your options before you settle on one style.
Whether you want more natural light, privacy, or simply want to up your style game, here’s a quick guide to matching curtains and blinds in the home.
Blinds and curtains combo options
Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, here are some recommendations for matching curtains and blinds on the same window.
- Sheer curtains over Venetian blinds
- Sheer curtains over roller blinds
- Sheer curtains over shutters
- Blockout curtains over Venetian blinds
- Blockout curtains over roller blinds
- Blockout curtains over sheer curtains
Hanging curtains over blinds to get more natural light
If you love the look of natural light in your home, but don't want to compromise your privacy, translucent roller blinds paired with curtains will do the trick. This winning combination will allow plenty of energising natural light to enter the room during the day, which is ideal for heavily frequented areas like the lounge room or kitchen. The same functionality can also be achieved by matching a blockout roller blind with a translucent or sheer curtain.
Matching curtains and blinds to block out light
For rooms in the home that need darkness during both the day and night (like the bedroom, nursery or media room), you can't go past double blockout roller blinds paired with a blockout curtain. This triple combination of blockout fabric will ensure that once the blinds and curtains are closed, nearly all outside light will be blocked out. Say hello to a better night’s sleep!
To achieve a very similar effect on a tighter budget, single roller blinds with a sheer curtain or a blockout curtain will also do the trick.
Matching curtains and blinds for a stylish look
If you don't have any major concerns around how much or how little light enters the room, I'd recommend pairing any style of roller blinds with a sheer curtain. If you're looking for a few extra style points, the combination of woven roller blinds paired with regular blockout curtains is a versatile and appealing option that is bound to suit the style of any home.
Curtains with blinds: Choosing a colour scheme
Once you’ve chosen the products for your windows, you’ll also have to choose the colour of the fabric/material. If you’re struggling to decide on a shade, read these tips first!
- Match the wall: For a seamless and stylish look, go for the same shade (or one or two lighter or darker) to blend the wall and window treatments together. Not only will this look great, but it will also give the illusion of spaciousness.
- Make it monochrome: It’s a bold choice to style everything in one colour, but it’s one that adds extra wow factor. For example, if your wall is navy blue, choose a lighter shade of blue for both of your blinds and curtains.
- Complementary colours: Make a striking statement by choosing a colour that’s complementary to the colour of your wall (opposite to each other on the colour wheel). Think yellows and purples or oranges and blues!
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