Choosing the right window furnishings for your home can be a challenge, and can change the aesthetic of a room if not chosen right. When making your decision, consider the purpose of the room and the style of curtain best suited. For instance, do you often need the room to be completely dark? Is the window street-facing, and so is something needed to offer privacy while also allowing light in? How predominant do you want the curtains or blinds to be? Are they intended to add a certain flair to the room, or do you want them to go mostly unnoticed?
Below, we’ve compiled a range of considerations and options you should factor in when choosing the right ones for you.
Curtains are probably everyone’s first go-to when looking for new furnishings. The right fabric and colour can brighten and add life or soften and add warmth to a room, and are an easy way to control the flow of light into a room. Curtains are an excellent option when looking to soften a room or to ensure privacy and darkness.
Timber shutters offer a natural, traditional feel to a room and can be opened to varying degrees to modify light-flow and privacy, but they do cover the view, so may not be the best option if you have a beautiful view you want to accentuate.
Roman blinds work particularly well for smaller windows, but can look quite obstructive on larger windows. They are, however, available in a wide variety of fabrics and patterns, so are a good option when you’re wanting to add a specific style to a room.
Roller blinds are a good and subtle option for those on a tight budget. They virtually vanish when raised, so are optimal for large windows with fantastic views. They generally come in three styles offering different benefits: screen (to filter light); blockout (to block out all light); and sheer (for privacy).
For a better idea of what each of these styles look like installed, visit the Gainsville showroom in Melbourne’s CBD. We have a large range on display and experts ready to help with any questions you may have. If you can’t make it into Melbourne, have a browse on our extensive website for thorough product descriptions and photos.