When it comes to decorating a new room or even if you simply want a change for your windows, you will inevitably come to the question: curtains or blinds?
Curtains can soften the frames of a window, and bring a homely touch to larger, brighter rooms. Depending on the colour and fabric you choose, curtains can be used for a cosy living room or a more wistful look. Heavy, black-out lined curtains are ideal for keeping the warm in and the cold out in winter...
…or you can create a soft, romantic look with curtains that drape and hang lightly.
A great benefit of blinds is that when pulled up they will allow more natural light to flood into your room, where draped back curtains could block some out. This is particularly useful in smaller darker living rooms where every bit of light is crucial...
...Blinds would allow you to illuminate more of the room, and give an airy feel.
If you’re still undecided then who says you have to choose? You can have the best of both worlds by combining curtains and blinds together.
Choosing co-ordinating fabrics can add depth to your window dressing, and with the many colour, pattern and texture combinations available, you can create all kinds of looks. You could really go to town with bold colours and contrasting luxury fabrics for a display that would make a real feature of your windows.
Alternatively, you could tone things down with matching shades and designs, for subtle depth.