For some, decorating comes easy. For others, there are too many options and too many ways to make mistakes. One of the best ways to make your room look brand new is to get a new set of blinds. The right color with the right lighting with the right paint can make your living room or bedroom look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens. HOW do you choose the right color, though? Here’s a simple guide that might help.
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One failsafe strategy that people take is matching their blinds to the color of the window trim. Most window trims tend to be white or off white, which is a neutral color profile that goes with anything. If you don’t want your blinds to be the focal point of the room, this is a good option for a classic look.
Matching your blinds with your wall color, on the other hand, is a bolder course of action. For example, pairing a robin’s egg blue wall with a robin’s egg blue set of blinds can make a room pop. Tone-on-tone looks are in style, although you could also go a few shades lighter than your wall point for a cohesive look that doesn’t go overboard visually.
If your room has an outstanding wooden feature, such as floors or furniture, consider adding wooden blinds to match. Matching window treatments that compliment your furniture or floor is an excellent way to bring natural wood tones to your room.
Alternatively, if you have a fabric-heavy room, matching your blinds to your fabrics is a great way to feature and emphasize a particular color. If you have a favorite throw pillow, blanket, or rung, consider adding blinds that match.
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Another trend you could try is contrast. An all-white room might do well with darker, colored blinds, so the white doesn’t get too overwhelming. White rooms can also look great with dark wood blinds, both of which contrast and emphasize each other. You can also layer window treatments by pairing your blinds with contrasting draperies. Dark wooden blinds might contrast well with a lightly colored curtain.
Color Determines Dimensions
Before picking a color or type of blinds, consider the size of the room. The darker the room, the smaller it will feel. If your room is already too small, lighter blinds are an excellent way to make the room feel larger. Additionally, window treatments that sit closer to the ceiling give the illusion that the room is taller than it is, especially if you’re adding curtains or drapes to add length.
Alternatively, open rooms with lots of windows will do better with darker blinds. It will add depth to the room and make it feel cozier.
Need More Help?
Upgrading your home should be fun, not a source of stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about your choices, just give us a call. Our team at Bloomin’ Blinds offers virtual consultations, where we can talk to you about your space and what you would like to do with it. Check out our custom blinds for more ideas or contact us online to schedule a consultation for blind installation near you.
About the Author: Karen McGuffin, Bloomin’ Blinds
Karen is the original founder of Bloomin’ Blinds. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the window treatment industry and is an expert in window covering sales, installations, and repair. In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, volunteering at the local food bank, being an active in the chamber of commerce, and “cruising” through her neighborhood in her little blue and white polka-dotted golf cart she calls a buggy.