How to Pair Curtains and Blinds

How to Pair Curtains and Blinds

What kinds of curtains go with blinds?

There are two main types of curtains that go best with blinds. 

Sheer curtains pair well with blinds due to their translucent nature, meaning they aren’t overpowering and can add style as well as practicality to your space.

Sheer curtains are commonly white, but what many people don’t know is that they also come in many other colour options, such as black, grey, cream and beige.

Blockout curtains are another great option for your home and are useful in rooms where you’d like to make sure you can create total blackout at any time of the day or night.

Popular combinations of curtains and blinds

Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, here are some recommendations for matching curtains and blinds on the same window.

  • Sheer curtains over Venetian blinds
  • Sheer curtains over Roller blinds
  • Sheer curtains over Shutters
  • Blockout curtains over Venetian blinds
  • Blockout curtains over Roller blinds

You can even pair blockout curtains with sheer curtains to get the best of both!

The benefits of pairing curtains and blinds

Pairing blinds with curtains can offer a more finished look and improve the function of your windows, so it's worth considering all of your options before you settle on one style.

Here are some of the other benefits of choosing to pair curtains and blinds together.

Additional privacy

Adding an additional window covering to your windows, particularly street-facing ones, gives your home more privacy as it’s harder for anyone to see through.

Depending on the type of window covering you have, some can’t always provide as much privacy due to their functionality. For example, Roller blinds.

While Roller blinds are one of our most popular and versatile blind options, their downfall is that when they are rolled up to let the light in, the window is completely exposed.

Adding a curtain means that when your Roller blinds are rolled up, the curtain will continue to let in the sunlight while providing that additional layer of privacy, all while reducing the heat and intensity of the light.

More light control

If you love the look of natural light in your home, but don't want to compromise on privacy, translucent Roller blinds paired with blockout curtains will do the trick.

This winning combination will allow plenty of energising natural light to enter the room during the day, which is ideal for heavily frequented areas like your living area or kitchen. The same functionality can also be achieved by matching a blockout Roller blind with a translucent or sheer curtain.

Added elegance

The addition of sheer curtains can help to make your room feel more elegant. Sheers have a lovely ability to soften the incoming light, giving your space a calmer and more luxe feel.

Curtain and blind combinations for the blockout of a room

For rooms in the home that need darkness during both the day and night (like the bedroom, nursery or media room), you can't go past double blockout Roller blinds paired with a blockout curtain. This triple combination of blockout fabric will ensure that once the blinds and curtains are closed, nearly all outside light will be blocked out. Say hello to a better night’s sleep!

To achieve a very similar effect on a tighter budget, single Roller blinds with a blockout curtain will also do the trick.

Affordable curtains and blinds

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly curtain and blind combination for your home, the best combinations are:

  • Sheer curtains and Roller blinds
  • Sheer curtains and Venetian blinds
  • Sheer curtains and Vertical blinds

While all of these blinds are affordable window coverings for your home, their high quality and versatility isn’t compromised.

How to choose a colour scheme for your blinds and curtains

Once you’ve chosen the products for your windows, you’ll also have to choose the colour of the fabric/material. If you’re struggling to decide on a shade, read these tips first!

Match your window coverings to the wall

For a seamless and stylish look, go for the same shade (or one or two lighter or darker) to blend the wall and window treatments together. Not only will this look great, but it will also give the illusion of spaciousness.

Make it monochrome

It’s a bold choice to style everything in one colour, but it’s one that adds extra wow factor. For example, if your wall is navy blue, choose a lighter shade of blue for both of your blinds and curtains.

Complementary colours

Make a striking statement by choosing a colour that’s complementary to the colour of your wall (opposite to each other on the colour wheel). Think yellows and purples or oranges and blues!

With colours, it’s important to remember that they not only impact the styling of your room, but they also play a part in the temperature regulation of your room.

Colour tips

If you’re choosing darker coloured window coverings, remember that they are likely to absorb more of the incoming light, making your room warmer. If you live in a colder area, this could be exactly what you want! But it’s something to definitely consider.

If you choose lighter coloured window coverings, these will reflect the light away, meaning that less outside heat will be transferred inside.

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