Is your home feeling a little dark and closed-in? Then it’s probably a good time to lighten and brighten things up, and you can do so quite easily. Let’s start by looking at your windows – are you making the most of the natural light that is around? Often, a change in your blinds can be just what your room needs! Forget the effort and mess of painting and the expense of new furniture, simply revamp the look of your home with stylish, updated window treatments.
Awaken the senses
Roller blinds are a quick and easy way to spruce up your kitchen and give it a new lease of life, without the necessity of a complete makeover. Bright, fresh window blinds can alter the appearance and ambience of your kitchen in a single day! If you fancy some colour, remember that red is the colour associated with appetite, which is why so many restaurants use it in their interiors. The colour of ripe tomatoes, delicious strawberries, along with the pink-purple hues of raspberries, red has the natural ability to bring warmth and cosiness to the kitchen, the heart of many homes. You can choose to make a bold statement or use it subtly as an accent colour, so it’s a great colour choice for kitchen blinds.
Dress to impress
Hallways are the first thing many people see when entering your home, but often they become a gathering place for coats, hats and bags and lack any real warmth or definition. As it is a space in your home where you may not need to worry too much about privacy, you could opt for a window treatment like Roman blinds, which will add a sophisticated touch without taking away too much light. As they require relatively little fabric, you can splash out on some stunning material in colours that match your carpet or walls.
For your eyes only
In areas where you want privacy, such as bathrooms, Venetian blinds are ideal. Not only do their metal or (faux) wood slats take little maintenance, they are also easily angled so you can let in light without sacrificing privacy. Venetian blinds are also a good choice for areas that get humid, like bathrooms and shower rooms, as they won’t soak up moisture like fabrics would. A simple wipe with a cloth and some mild detergent gets rid of any splashes of shampoo or shower gel.
From bland to grand
Many people make the mistake of leaving a large picture window uncovered, as they are worried that using blinds or curtains may impede the view. However, with the beautiful Panel glide blinds that are available today, you can actually frame the view and let the eye be naturally drawn to the world outside. Panel glide blinds can be made to fit your wall from top to bottom and will stack away past a doorway or window frame when required.
While Venetian blinds are a practical option in many ways, some areas of the home might require a little more elegance, so consider using vertical blinds. They’re ideal for sitting rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and study areas. The choice of fabrics allows you to go for a translucent or semi-opaque option that lets the light in while offering various degrees of privacy, which can be simply adjusted with the flick of a wand. Alternatively, opt for heavier fabric for bedrooms to make sure the room is dark when needed.
If you have decided to take the plunge and transform some of your window treatments, take a look at the beautiful options available at Carpet Court. With a huge choice of different blinds, as well as some stunning shutters, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to window treatments to brighten up your home.