Blinding Inspiration: Great Interior Design Ideas
>When it comes time to give your home a makeover, it can be a little daunting to know where to begin. However, it does not need to be difficult. Blinds can be a very effective way of giving your room an entirely new look. Whether you choose blinds in neutral shades that will complement your existing decoration, or go for a splash of solid colour or a vibrant print that will become the keynote for your scheme, blinds are a simple, quick and cost-effective way to transform your space.
Roman blinds, with their soft folds, will give an elegant and luxurious look to your room. They can be made up in any suitable fabric of your choice, so are an easy way to match your sofa covers or cushions and achieve a very coordinated look. Alternatively, you could use a solid colour for your Roman blinds and a print in toning shades for other soft furnishings. Roman blinds can be used alone, or together with curtains; either way you can achieve a beautiful and classical look for your room.
Roller blinds are another popular choice. Wipe-clean or washable fabrics are suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms, while blinds made in blackout fabric are an excellent solution for anyone who needs to sleep in the daytime, and for children who find it difficult to settle on light summer evenings. Choose your blinds in a colour that suits your decor, or pick a vibrant, retro print that you can use as a starting point for your colour scheme.
Venetian blinds give a very contemporary look when made up in bright colours, and are easy to keep clean by simply wiping the slats with a cloth. In natural wood, or wood effect, they offer a more subtle appearance and look good with other neutrals and natural materials. With Venetian blinds you have complete control over the amount of privacy you require, and also over the amount of light you wish to enter the room.
Vertical blinds look particularly good in tall windows, but can be made to fit the windows in any room. Traditionally, they were made up in pale shades, but nowadays deep, vibrant shades are available, which will make your windows a striking feature in your room. Deep shades look particularly stylish for sunny, patio windows, and you can pick up the theme with accents of colour on both your indoor and outdoor furniture.
With the rising costs of heating and cooling your rooms, blinds are a very energy-efficient option, keeping your rooms cool during the summer and warm in winter. So, with the right blinds, you may find that you can drastically reduce your heating and air-conditioning bills.
Conservatories are sometimes under-used because they become too hot or too cold to be comfortable. Blinds made from insulating materials will remedy this problem, and you will find your conservatory is comfortable all year round. Conservatory blinds can be a design feature in themselves: depending on what suits the style of your conservatory, you can achieve a colonial effect with natural colours, or go for a subtle Victorian look with a lace-patterned fabric.
The team here at Kingston Blinds have been helping our customers choose the perfect designs and styles to suit their homes for many years, so if you need some help picking the perfect window dressings – simply get in touch today. We’ll be happy to arrange a home survey and will be glad to talk you through all the best options for your home and budget.