It doesn’t matter what style you’re trying to achieve, there’s a window furnishing that matches it perfectly. Here’s a look at a number of different types and the styles to which they are best suited.
If there’s one window covering that will work in pretty much all situations, it’s the venetian blind. The range of colours, materials and sizes means you’re sure to find one to suit your home. Choose a thin blade for a sleek look with a contemporary style while choosing a metallic finish is a good option for modern homes with steel, concrete and glass. Timber blinds add warmth for a country feel while bright white suite a style like the Hamptons where fresh and breezy is the order of the day.
Curtains are closely associated with traditional styles where heavy drapes were the order of the day. They can also be used in more modern settings too. Sheer curtains blowing in the breeze instantly transports you to the beach house by the coast while blockout curtains are a good choice for sliding doors, where you have limited headroom for venetian or roller blinds.
Transport yourself to a tropical island using blinds made from bamboo. They come in two varieties, a wide bladed blind that has the distinctive bamboo pattern and a thinner matchstick blind. The wide blind is great for use outdoors as it withstands the elements and provides shade at the same time. Matchstick blinds come in the natural teak colour or stained in Mahogany for a modern twist on the tropical theme.
The simplicity and practical nature of the roller blind makes them the perfect fit for any contemporary style and are a popular choice for many family homes. They come in a huge range of colours and the different fabric choices allow you to have a good balance between light entry and privacy. Choose a blockout blind for complete privacy at night or to protect against direct sunlight during the day.
The fabric of Roman blinds brings character and warmth to a décor. The variety of colours also makes them suitable for a wide range of decorating styles. Bright white suits everything from coastal through to contemporary or you can choose a colour that matches other elements of your room or introduces a new one. Use warming colours like reds and greens or a patterned material for a traditional style.