Choosing Curtains and Blinds for Different Rooms
Did you know that picking the same curtain design and colour for the entire home is not always a great choice? Well, it might be cost-effective and sound tempting too, for it involves lesser time and effort (both of which are in shortage usually). But remember that each room in the house has its own unique individual requirements. Therefore, it’s best to stop and think what curtain or blind would go well for each living space.
To make things simpler, we’ve divided the entire house by the various common rooms so that you know what kind of curtains or blinds to pick for which room.
How to Choose Curtains and Blinds for Different Rooms?
- Living room – This is the most common room to be considered when designing your indoor décor, of which curtains and blinds are an important part. Here, both curtains and blinds can be considered equally attractive options.
Wider blinds work great in large or open-plan living rooms because they provide excellent views of the outside garden or balcony when drawn out. If you want to block too much sunlight entering the living room, dual or day/night rollers help filter the light and prevent heat and sun glare too. Venetian blinds made of timber or faux wood can also be great options because they can be easily cleaned and can filter light without being opened or closed.
As for curtains, they give life to living spaces and can therefore be decked up the way you like – with pelmets, tassels, rods and other accessories. Curtains without lining or sheers lend a romantic feel to the room, blue curtains provide a cool but spooky effect and pink or warm-coloured curtains lend a more cheerful feel.
- Bedroom – This is where you want the maximum privacy and comfort. Go for blackout or sunout blinds or dark-shade roman blinds that totally keep light out of the bedroom, especially during the middle of the day when you want to enjoy a light afternoon nap. Blockout curtains are even better at restricting both light and sound.
However, a little sunshine in the bedroom is always welcome for which your bedroom curtains can be layered with sheer curtains which would bring light into the toom while ensuring privacy at the same time, blocking view from outside. If going for blinds, timber or venetian blinds can be used but they should be layered with other heavier window treatments for creating a sleep-friendly ambience.
As for kids’ room, sleep and safety both are important. Use blinds without cords for better safety. Sunout blinds and curtains can help create a ‘night’ effect during daytime.
- Bathroom – Another extremely private space but also wet and humid so the choice of curtains and blinds needs to be very careful here. Plastic or vinyl curtains work best for bathrooms because they don’t absorb moisture, resulting in minimal mould and mildew formation. If going for blinds, consider roman blinds because they’re the closest to creating the drape effect with greater durability than curtains.
Besides, these blinds are more versatile too as they come in several finishes and fabrics to go with different bathroom interiors.
- Kitchen – You want window furnishings that work just as hard as you do here. Plastic or metal (aluminium) blinds work best because of easy cleaning and maintenance. Timber or faux wood venetian blinds also lend warmth to the kitchen design. But if you still prefer curtains, café curtains can be a good option that cover only a part of the window.
Try these options today depending on whether you like a traditional or contemporary look and feel for your home window furnishings.