Real comfort, visual or physical, is vital to every room. - Anonymous.
When you begin styling the interiors of your house, it generally means matching the elements to create a good look. It is common for novice designers to consider matching curtains, rolls, shades, and other window treatments in the house. However, when you discuss with experienced designers, you will know that interior design's real essence is mixing and matching the window treatments. Read on to explore the different types and styles of window treatments for your home.
Is it necessary for all the window shades and blinds to match?
The first rule of using shades and blinds is there is no rule. Every room in a house is different, and so is the aesthetic appeal of each room. Therefore, you only keep matching blinds when they are in the same room. Otherwise, the decor and vibe of the room should help you decide on the color. If your living room has solid wall colors, soft roman shades will contrast them well.
Similarly, the blinds in your kitchen should match the color and decor elements there. In simple terms, the easiest way to decide on the colors and shades is to understand the room's requirements. If you want your room to adopt a darker look, you can choose dark-colored curtains and blinds. On the other hand, you can pick light shades for your drawing room and kitchen to keep them airy and bright.
Mix and match curtains and Shades
The best combination of window treatments is layering the rooms with shades and curtains. Now that you have chosen the blinds and shades for your home, the next step is to add drapes. Experts recommend that the shades you choose match the house's permanent elements, such as flooring, furniture, etc. It will help create a long-lasting look and allow you to experiment with other decorative items once the base window treatment is final. Then you can add drapes to them to make them look unique.
Some people choose dark color drapes over their light shades to create double insulation and light blockage, while others keep the curtains stationary and use the shadows to bring in and stop the light from entering the room. When you choose the colors of the drapes, ensure that there is no major difference in the color palette. Of course, the color should match the room's color scheme, but a major difference in the fabric and color palette for curtains will create a messy or uneven look. So, you can keep subtle differences but not more.
Keep the curb appeal in check.
As mentioned before, there are no rules to using window treatments. But a common tradition for every look is to maintain symmetry. Some designers use the same treatment all over the house, while others use the same color palette. No matter your decision, you should keep curb appeal in mind. The whole point of mix and match is to create a unique appearance and maintain the home's curb appeal.
Whether you are starting from scratch or are a pro in decorating your home, you should understand that mix and match are trending for everything. You can use your creativity to mix different window treatments, decor elements, home styles, etc., to create a unique-looking home for yourself.
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