Welcoming windows – picking the perfect curtains or blinds style for your home

June 24, 2019

Selecting the perfect curtains or blinds style for your home can sometimes be easier said than done, when it comes to complementing the current style of your home’s interior. With so many different types and styles of blinds and curtains online to choose from, it’s important to pick one that will fit in with the rest of your home’s décor. Blinds are functional, yet subtle and are perfect for contemporary homes that ooze simplicity. Whereas curtains are generally more suited to a traditional interior design style, with long sweeping fabric that offers a more elegant look. Whatever your preference, here’s a guide to picking the perfect curtains or blinds style for your home.

Curtains

Eyelet

Offering a modern and sleek style, eyelet curtains are considered to be one of the easiest ways to furnish your windows and give them a new look. Consisting of one piece of fabric with 40mm round eyelets that are pressed into the fabric along the top so that the curtain can be threaded through to create a wave like pattern across the top.

Blockout

Blockout curtains are ideal for increasing privacy in the home, but are also perfect in blocking out any light that comes through your windows too as well as helping to trap heat. This is why they’re a great addition to any room, whether you’re looking to put them in your bedroom for those lazy mornings or your living room to create a home cinema feel for family film night.

Sheer

Sheer curtains represent a super easy way of giving your room an instant makeover, whilst also increasing privacy and allowing plenty of natural light into the room. Looking delicate and light in composition, sheer curtains drape softly and are made from a sleek fabric that maintains its appearance over time. Sheer curtains are also very affordable and really easy to install too, which makes them perfect for any home or window.

Pinch pleat

Traditionally a popular choice for home interior designers, pinch pleat curtains have truly made a comeback over the past few years as they offer a timeless style that suits any home. With a broad range of fabrics available in pinch pleat style, you could opt for simple sheers to provide privacy and filtered light to blockout curtains that help to darken the room and retain heat too.

Blinds

Venetian 

Venetian blinds are one of the most popular styles of blinds and are generally made from a durable PVC that gives the same look and feel as those made from wood. Perfect for a modern and contemporary look, venetian blinds are also moisture and humidity resistant which makes them perfect for bathrooms and kitchens – but ideal for other rooms too.

Honeycomb

Also known as a cellular blind, honeycomb blinds are lightweight, versatile and made using a honeycomb structure – as the name suggests. In addition to providing superb insulation for your home, honeycomb blinds offer a mix of a minimalist look with a classic feel. Combine these with a soft flowing sheer curtain or thick blockout curtains for a more layered look and added functionality.

Roller

Roller blinds offer a clean look for any room and come in a wide range of styles and colours too, so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to find the most fitting type for your home. With a simple roll-up / roll-down mechanism, roller blinds are best suited to modern or minimalist home interiors, but are also the perfect accompaniment to a set of curtains to give you the best of both worlds.

With so many different blinds and curtains styles, it can often be a struggle to decide on what’s best for your home. Ultimately, your current home interior should dictate the type of blinds or curtains you could add in your home, as you’ll want them to be in-keeping with the rest of your décor. Combining blinds and curtains can give you a great look, but also offer the benefits of both to create a unique style for your windows.