At Stitched we recognise how a well-made blind or pair of curtains can transform a space but we also know that they can do a lot more besides. Here are 5 ways in which they can work their magic…
Most of us want to be able to close our curtains or blinds at night but if you want to ensure you’re not overlooked during the day, a blind in one of our sheer fabrics is the answer. Beautiful to look at, you’ll be able to see out even if nobody can look in.
The right blinds or curtains will enhance what you see through the window. Equally, they can perform the useful job of distracting from a less attractive view. The fabric and style you choose will lead your eyes to focus either on the view outside or on the curtains or blinds themselves.
Does your bedroom get the morning sun? A bedroom that is East facing may be a little too bright in the morning (particularly in the summer). This is where our blackout lining and interlining comes into its own. Often considered essential in a child’s bedroom, curtains or blinds with some form of blackout will ensure you (and your alarm clock) have all the control over when you wake up.
It’s likely that you’ll want the colours of adjacent rooms to work with each other rather than clash. By doing this, you’ll create a sense of flow and make your home feel larger and more coherent. To achieve this you may wish to choose different tones of the same colour. If you paint the hall in one colour and the rooms leading off it in a lighter tone of the same colour, those rooms will feel lighter and brighter. Adjacent rooms painted in colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel also work really well. A designer’s trick to creating an effective sense of flow is to decide on a palette of colours and then weave them in varying degrees throughout a home. So for example, you may wish to choose a pair of curtains for the living room in a colour that echoes a rug in the hall.
What are the acoustics like in your room? Rooms with hard flooring or lots of hard surfaces can be echoey and feel a little sterile. Curtains with soft folds can be very effective at dampening down noise and making a room feel far more welcoming.
At Stitched we’re here to help guide you through the process of choosing a new blind or pair of curtains, so why wait? Start designing your perfect curtains + blinds…