It’s been said that 2017 will be the year we take another step away from flat-pack, off the shelf products, and head into the bespoke, handmade world with eyes wide open. And this is great news for companies specialising in the handcrafted trades. Take Blinds 2go for example. They’re at the biggest they’ve ever been, and show no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
After all, once you get to sit back and marvel at your bespoke furniture, the last thing you want to do is take a pair of off-the-shelf curtains to finish the room. The proportions are all wrong, and they’ll usually be lacking in body and oomph. Blinds 2go and Curtains 2go let you create the perfect window dressing for your space, and with many options to choose from, you’ll be sure it’s right for you.
Today we’re taking it to the bedroom and discovering how to master the art of combinations. You don’t have to choose just one window dressing anymore, especially if there are multiple needs in play. Layering blinds and curtains is the best way to cover all bases and get the best of your room all day long.
Here are Blinds 2go’s top three tips to teaming blinds and curtains…
We love all the different textures that the fabric world has to offer… velvets, linens, cottons, silks. And when it comes to the home, we love piling them high! Just look at these two velvet and linen combinations. Choosing complementary neutrals gives the room a soft rustic look, whilst the orange velvet brings out the contemporary elements of the room below.
When it comes to the art of creating a well-rounded decor, it’s important to make a space that has visual interest, and this means making it a statement with opposites. The opposites can be as subtle as you like – with colours, textures or even patterns. A patterned blind and plain curtains, wooden blinds with soft linen curtains.. We love this particular combination – a silver crushed velvet roman blind bringing the luxe look, with teal velvet curtains adding a calming touch. They’re two similar fabrics that are worlds apart!
Ticking all the boxes
The most important thing to think about when dressing a bedroom is what properties you want from your window dressings. In an east facing room but hate the morning sun? Opt for blackout. Draughty spaces stop you from getting a good night’s sleep? Best choose one of our thermal options. Want a relaxing space? Pick gentle fabrics and even gentler colours.
Here the DuoShade blinds offer the insulation and the blackout, whilst the linen curtains add that extra layer of cosiness. It also bridges the contrast between the white walls and dark blinds, bringing all the neutrals together.
So there you have it, three ways to craft the perfect combination with window dressings.
Blinds 2go are the UK’s leading online retailer for made to measure blinds and curtains. With free samples and a three-year guarantee on all products, they’re made to measure, made simple.
Guest post kindly provided by Sally Dunkley of Blinds 2go