Blinds and curtains in the usual sense are two options from which you need to choose one for the design of the room. But why choose when you can combine?
What advantages will these combinations give your Windows?
- The louvers will make the functionality and simplicity of the design;
- Curtains will make the overall image of the window more aesthetically attractive and original.
Combining the advantages of these two elements, we get an effective adjustment of the solar flow into the room with the unique style and cozy appearance of the window.
There are many options for successful combinations of blinds and curtains, and we will tell you about the ten best examples in this area of design.
But first, let’s look at some rules and tips for combining blinds and curtains in interior design.
Rules for combining curtains and blinds
- The following combinations are suitable for the bedroom: horizontal wooden blinds and multi-layer curtains, roller blinds, and light air curtains;
- Wooden, roll-up and multi-factor blinds are best combined with fabric curtains;
- Aluminum and plastic blinds are not so well combined with curtains, but if you want and a drop of imagination, you can always find good combinations for the kitchen, bathroom, corridor, and other small rooms;
- If the Windows face South, and there is always enough light in the room, choose blinds and curtains that give individually or together the possibility of maximum dimming;
- If it is assumed that the curtains will dominate the blinds in importance for the interior, choose blinds of calm restrained shades;
- Close large window openings with vertical and roll-up blinds, and for small Windows choose roll-up mini, as well as horizontal cassette UNI, inter-frame blinds – they will look good with short or arched curtains.
Selection of design and color solutions for blinds and textiles
The combination of horizontal blinds with wood texture and noble textile materials looks very elegant and luxurious. This Duo has opened up vast horizons for the imagination. If the room is located on the Sunnyside, you can safely use a combination of wooden blinds honey-amber shades and textiles of a wine color, complemented by a Golden finish. Also, wooden blinds look harmonious with shades of brown, beige, emerald and red.
If you plan to design a window with complex textile compositions consisting of tulle, curtains, lambrequins, and swags, it is best to Supplement them with vertical blinds. The color palette of the blinds should be based on neutral shades of white, beige and milk color. These shades merge with the color of plastic Windows and become completely invisible against the background of textile curtains. However, this does not mean that the design of blinds should be boring. Blinds can have a texture and crowding that is identical to the pattern of tulle or curtains.
The duet of textiles and roll-up curtains looks very original when decorating the kitchen interior. These blinds can be attached to the sash of the window, making it neat and modern. These stylish blinds can be supplemented with arches made of veils, Roman curtains made of beautiful material with a print, as well as bright curtains with an unusual pattern. Roller blinds can be made from materials with a variety of patterns, so you can use a combination of patterns of curtains and blinds. For example, the blinds will have a thin stripe pattern, and the curtains will have a larger one. When composing such a duet, it is important to use an identical color scheme.
Now let’s look at the Top 10 ideas for blinds and curtains together
The individuality of the interior is created primarily by a well-chosen textile design. One of the main rules of textile decoration is the unity of the image – you can use one pattern or a combination of several colors and patterns, the main thing is that all of them are designed in the same style.
Window decoration traditionally refers to textile design, and therefore it should be decorated by the fabric interior of the room. In this case, the blinds will also be part of this textile ensemble and must be maintained in the color and texture of its other elements.
«Do not overdo it in selecting similar color curtains and blinds, remember that the differences between the parts of the window decor give greater depth and expressiveness in General. Use combinations of single-color curtains and blinds with a pattern, or Vice versa-single-color blinds and curtains with a print»
More room for adjusting the sunlight
Roller blinds give good indicators of darkening, but sometimes the main requirement for the room is the uniformity of light scattering. And this task is best handled by vertical blinds. Most often, a similar function of the blinds is necessary for the living room. In this room, as a rule, the largest Windows in the house, and this fact needs to be played. In the living room will appear all who visit your home, and to create a sense of comfort in the house, the owners need to try. Combine vertical fabric blinds with curtains of muted shades, this will add softness and calmness to the interior, relax attention and promote comfortable communication with guests.
«Another type of blinds that gives a uniform adjustment of the light flow is roller blinds «Zebra»
The main place in the evaluation of window decoration is usually the element that seems more “significant” in its design. If you combine heavy curtains with light blinds, the result will be a more cozy view of the window. This is a classic version of the design, which, besides, is a win-win.
Modern interior styles challenge the traditions of the classics. This also applies to the usual window design, when thicker curtains frame the middle of the window, curtained with light tulle. You can experiment here and use dense roller blinds that will “balance” the curtains.
«In a modern interior, combinations of light curtains and thick blinds can look good, but with such design solutions, it is very difficult to make a mistake and spoil the whole look of the room»
Short and tasteful
Who said curtains should be longer than blinds? Blinds in combination with curtains may well act as a leading element, and curtains leave space for decorating additions. In bright living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and workrooms, blinds paired with short curtains or only a lambrequin will look great.
Wooden blinds look better than any other next to curtains, and this is no wonder – because in interiors from time immemorial, textiles are combined with wood – sofas, armchairs with upholstery, tapestries with wooden baguettes, tables with tablecloths, beds with bedspreads… Horizontal wooden blinds and luxurious curtains in a classic interior will meet all the best design traditions. In a modern interior, these blinds can be combined with lighter plain curtains, muslin, in an eco-style-with canvas made of natural materials (linen, cotton).
Together, but apart
You can also combine curtains and blinds by decorating different Windows from the same group separately. For example, to create a cozy look and reliable protection from the sun in the dining room, close the side Windows with long curtains, and decorate the Central one with roller blinds. Thus, you will visually highlight the center of the room, and the sunlight that passes through the blinds in the open state will help you in this.
This technique can be used in the bedroom if the Windows are located above the bed or opposite it, as well as in any other room. The main condition is that the Windows are located in the center, otherwise you will have to make adjustments to the symmetrical design consisting of curtains and blinds so that the overall design does not look ill-conceived.
Sometimes it happens that there is no dominant color in the interior of a room because the designer’s imagination suggested an interesting variant of coloring – the use of two equal contrasting colors to create an interesting and unusual image. This duality can be emphasized not only by the color but also by the shape of the furniture and decor elements. And to use in this interior the juxtaposition of blinds and curtains will, of course, be a logical solution. One-color against another, curtains against blinds – what could be more attractive than this “competition”?
Whatever blinds you choose, you always have the opportunity to create a combination of colored slats in one product that will look original and unusual.
«Distribute the two main colors of the interior in the window design to shift the accents in the right direction for you – leave a calmer, neutral color for the blinds, and give a bright, rich curtains. In this case, the curtains will prevail in this pair, which will give the room comfort»
Merge with the wall
Any designer will tell you that you can not choose curtains to match the color of the Wallpaper in the room, as this will deprive the interior of relief and make it flat and boring. This does not apply to blinds that are used in conjunction with curtains, because the intermediate link between the wall and the window is the curtains that break their monotony. In the closed position, the blinds seem to be an extension of the wall and create a sense of protection from the outside world, from the street with its bustle, prying eyes and bad weather. This design option looks calm and restrained and can be used in the living room, bedroom or children’s room.
It is best to choose for this reception blinds that are tightly adjacent to the window-cassette, interframe or pleated blinds.
Blinds can be not only a functional part but also a highlight of the room. And the curtains that frame the window will perform the task of creating comfort. Thus, we get a comfortable room with bright attractive Windows, the main “actor” of which are blinds. It is not necessary to do this, look for a product with a bright red or light green vanes. They may well be a restrained color – for example, dark brown or pale green. The essence of the design technique is to create a textile window design that practically does not stand out from the General view of the room, but does not merge with it completely (so as not to lose texture); at the same time, the color of the window blinds should be contrasting with the textiles. The less colorful the interior in your room, the more noticeable the difference between the color of the blinds and curtains.
«If you hang white curtains in a bright room with a light coral or beige shade, even wooden blinds of light walnut color will look great here»
The duet of blinds and curtains conceals a lot of advantages, and with a competent combination of these types of window finishes, you can give the interior an original and beautiful look.