When people think about doing some redecorating or renovating in their homes, sometimes the window dressings get completely overlooked. Windows are a real focal point, as are glass sliding doors. Light enters the home through these points, so having window coverings that are not only practical to control light, but also pleasing to the eye can really make a huge difference to the appearance and ambience in the house.
Whether you choose blinds or curtains, or vary things from room to room, updating your window coverings will really be like a breath of fresh air.
You really want to have control over how little or how much light enters a room. Sometimes you will want complete privacy while at other times bright natural light might be required.
The various styles of blinds available on the market today can really help you control how much light enters an internal space.. You can control light with curtains as well, but blinds tend to offer a little more versatility with light control.
Some blinds to consider include:
- Roman blinds
- Panel glide
- Pleated blinds
- Roller blinds
- Verticals and Venetian blinds
- Woodweave blinds
With curtains you might want to consider fitting some of the blockout variety in the bedrooms. This will help keep the room quite dark when closed during the daytime. This is handy if you’re a late sleeper or shift worker.
Whether you go with blinds or curtains, choose relaxing and soothing colours for bedrooms, and perhaps lighter, brighter colours for living areas.
Ultimately when doing any sort of home makeover, we want the results to look good. As mentioned, the windows and sliding doors of the home are real focal points, so when we dress these, aesthetics are just as important as functionality. After all, who wants ugly curtains in a nice looking room?
Matching the colour of your blinds or curtains to existing decor and floor coverings is vital for a harmonious feel and look. Texture and style will also come into play, especially with the type of blinds you decide to have installed.
The best way to make a decision is to first talk to someone in the know.
Talk to Murrays Interiors
For expert advice and some great ideas, get in touch with us at Murrays Interiors. Our expert staff are passionate about helping you find just the right blinds and curtains for your home. They can be made to measure and installed by our expert team or supplied to you to install yourself.
Servicing the Brisbane are for more than 30 years, including: Ashgrove, Paddington, Fig Tree Pocket, Bridgeman Downs.