Blinds and Curtains Can Add a Lot of Character to Your Home Décor if Done Right!
Setting up a new home? Or looking for a new set of blinds for your windows? There are a number of options available in the market when it comes to curtains, blinds and all sorts of home furnishings. However, most people get confused between picking horizontal blinds or vertical blinds. If you are looking for the right kind of window blinds and shades for your windows, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before making your choice. The market – online and offline – will spoil you with innumerable choices but to ensure that you have chosen the right product which keeps your house cool, maintains your privacy and looks good on your windows, read through the following points:
Size of Your Windows
If you have large windows or sliding French doors, vertical blinds will suit your home better. Horizontal blinds look great on narrow, tall windows.
Direction of Your Windows
If you have an East or West facing window, you can take vertical blinds. They will effectively cut off the light and keep your house cool. In case you have a north or south facing window, you can opt for horizontal blinds.
Vertical blinds are believed to be easier to clean. All you need to do is go up and down with the vacuum cleaner. However, with horizontal blinds, there are springs and mechanisms that need to be taken care of while cleaning. So if you are not someone who has enough time to undertake a rigorous cleaning schedule for your windows, you should stick to getting vertical blinds for your window.
If you are a stickler for privacy, horizontal blinds are your go to product. Vertical blinds although provide enough coverage, but still may leave space for prying eyes.
If you are someone who likes to experiment, you can mix and match vertical and horizontal blinds or window blinds and curtains to create a unique space for yourself.
You can cover your larger windows with vertical blinds and smaller windows with horizontal blinds across the house and mix and match with consistency. However, if you are in the mood to experiment further, you can mix and match curtains and blinds.
Here are a few thumb rules that you can keep in mind while mixing and matching curtains and blinds:
- Do not mix prints: Use a solid colour blind with a complimentary printed curtain instead of pairing prints. Pairing prints can create an overwhelming and noisy look for a room, particularly if it is small. Blinds look great when used in a solid, single colour.
- Widen Your Space: It is interesting how you can make a small space look bigger and wider with the right mix of curtains and blinds. If you have a small window, you can get a Roman shade installed and a curtain can go over it on a curtain rod that is much higher.
Feel free to accessorise your curtains with tiebacks or tassles to give your curtains a cascading effect. There’s so much you can do to make your windows look stylish and chic! Go ahead and experiment today! Contact us by calling at 416-841-1682