Choosing a Blind That Complements a Room

A room is a place of solace, of wonder and ultimately of dreams. Would you have a bedroom without a bed? A kitchen without an oven? A living room without a sofa? No? So why would you have any room without a blind?

When designing the features of a room, whether you’re redecorating or moving into a brand-new space, every aspect of a room needs to be worked on, not to single out individual pieces of art, but creating a room that itself is a piece of art.

Part of this is choosing the right blind to complement the overall features of the room, below we have created a design guide of what blinds are suited to what kind of room design:

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are perfect for rooms with large open windows as they allow for alteration dependent on the brightness of the Sun, giving natural sunlight throughout the day but ensuring privacy throughout the night.

A room with a nice amount of wooden décor is usually well-suited to a Venetian blind. If you are concerned about cost-saving a cheaper alternative would be plastic blinds that are textured to have a timber-look.

Shutter Blinds

Whilst relatively like its Venetian counterpart, the shutter blind allows for a design concept of the room to make their way onto the blind. Normally a simple, complementing colour, these shutter blinds adds lines to the room.

A great place for shutter blinds could be a study or something that has a more architectural feel to the environment as the shutter blind adds structural lines to the space giving it more character.

Roller Blind

The great thing about roller blinds is that they can be more widely customised, with multiple fabric colours and the option for blackout fabric. A vibrant roller blind could be very well placed in a child’s room or in a spare room.

By having a colourful room as well as a colourful blind, these could complement each other well if placed in a similar colour scheme.

Roman Blind

A roman blind is arguably one of the simplest, yet stylish blinds on the market. Thanks to the design, this blind can be used just about anywhere. As the fabric in it is normally thick, an area where privacy or sun-block is usually the best place.

A living room with a fabric-feel to it would be an ideal place for a relatively plain Roman blind, as well as a bedroom where privacy is more the focus, but where the blind would still fit into the simplicity and style of a bedroom.

Vertical Blind

Despite a very simple design, the vertical blind can be a great long, hanging cover to a patio door or large feature window. Usually white and made of thinner material, these vertical blinds might not block out all the Sun but reduce the glare and allow a nice, ambient amount of light to shine through.

These blinds may be great in a living room or conservatory setting where the Sun is still desired but where blind scan be drawn if it gets too bright. Adding these to a mainly white or lightly coloured room would be an amazing complementary feature.

Pleated Blinds

These blinds are great additions to houses and flats thanks to their simplistic and easy-to-use design. Keeping private and protected from the Sun are the pros of this blind, which often contains aluminium which shields against UV rays as well as whole window coverage.

With one sheet of fabric doing the job, this blind makes a great addition to a simple space, as it saves space and ultimately still creates an environment that when the blind is open feels luxurious and spacious, or when closed feels cosy and intimate.

To get more advice and guidance regarding the blind we offer, make sure you get in touch with us.