Give your home a refreshing new look this summer by mixing contemporary blinds with extraordinary decor pieces. Whether you’re sitting pretty in a swish London loft or relaxing in a period cottage in the countryside, here are some of this season’s hottest options to ensure your windows look fresh and stylish.
Blinds are a popular option with interior designers at the moment, thanks to their ability to provide privacy whilst maintaining a light and airy feel. Gone are the days when a white roller blind was chic enough for your windows, today’s choices are distinctly different and will add a touch of fresh appeal to any tired window.
Bold patterned fabric roller blinds, particularly florals, are hot right now – popular shades with interior designers include nautically inspired shades of navy, cornflower blue and turquoise. It doesn’t have to be floral – paisley and striped options are also popular. Make the blinds the focal point of your room and tie the look together by including coloured accents to match, such as candles, cushions or other accessories. Just be sure you don’t overdo the patterns – a floral blind, floral sofa and floral cushions is more chintz than chic!
Most of us don’t think about our kitchen window coverings – we choose something simple and functional and forget to add the same flair to our kitchen as the rest of our homes. By adding glossy black Venetian blinds to your kitchen windows, you can create a stylish, contemporary feel that matches your new kitchen perfectly. Venetian blinds are a great choice for keeping the sun out whilst you’re slaving over a hot stove in the summer months.
For a pretty, fresh and summery look, why not pair a lined blind with sheer voiles in the bedroom? You could opt for a lined, patterned blind with lime green or yellow floral designs and team it with mint or lime green voiles, or keep things classic and opt for a plain white or cream style. The blind offers privacy whilst the voiles add just a touch of romance.
Modern city pads look great with the minimalist’s choice, a Japanese style paper blind. The latest ranges have coloured panels to add a vibrant look to your room, or keep things traditional with dark wood furniture and a white paper blind for the ultimate in clean oriental style.
Roman blinds will never go out of fashion and whether you choose ready-made or bespoke blinds, they look great in any room. If you’re the creative sort, purchasing Roman Blind Kits online is a great choice. These Roman Blind Kits come included with everything you’ll need to create and fit your own roman blinds – except for the fabric of course! You’ll find self-corded headrails, bottom bar, rods, sew-on Velcro, rod pocket, cord tidies and installation brackets in most kits, along with instructions for those feeling less confident. By shopping online and choosing fabric to complement your existing décor, you could save money and have unique blinds which are sure to become a talking point in your home.
Gone are the days when Velux blinds were plain and boring – many online companies now offer bespoke Velux blinds in a choice of patterns and colours, deigned to fit your windows perfectly. Why not match your blinds to your bed linen and opt for decadent and luxurious shades of plum or deep reds for an opulent feel?
Whether you opt for bespoke Velux blinds or contemporary, minimalist Japanese style blinds, you’ll be adding a fresh, modern look to your windows and ensuring that they look stylish.
About the Author
Aimee Coppock is a freelance interior designer and blogger, who writes regularly about the hottest interior design trends and recently purchased Roman Blind Kits for her own home. When she’s not working, she enjoys nothing more than wandering around London, picking up inspiration from nature for her next project.