Nothing ties together the look of a home as well as the dressing on the windows. Having the right window treatment can help elevate your interior décor and give your rooms the appearance of uniformity.

Now, it is one thing to know how beneficial it is for you to install window treatments in your home, and it is a wholly different thing to know the right option available to you.

Window treatments are a dime a dozen (not so cheap, mind you) but yes, they do come in a variety of styles, shapes, materials, and textures. These options include shades, blinds, drapes, curtains, shutters.

When considering this, you might weigh the idea of installing shutters or blinds or curtains, and if you favor two of those options, making a final decision might prove a little problematic. What if there was a way to take pair both of those choices of window coverings?

How to match curtains with blinds

The idea of pairing curtains with blinds is quite common. However, it takes some level of know-how to achieve this look spectacularly. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few tips that can help you create the perfect match for your windows.

1.    Choose the right blinds

Roller blinds and Venetian blinds are two of the most common styles available but blinds also come in a range of materials including plastic, wood, or aluminum. If you prioritize aesthetics without compromising quality, durability, and safety, then cordless faux wood blinds are the right way to go.

A good reason to install cordless faux wood blinds is their moisture-resistant and easy-to-clean feature. They are also affordable and pretty to look at.

2.    Select your curtains

Here, it is best to note the distinction between curtains and drapes because while often used interchangeably in some circles, they are quite different. Drapes are made of thick, heavy fabrics and often hang from the ceiling down to the floor.

Curtains on the other hand are made of lightweight fabric and can come in varying lengths. Choosing the right curtains to match your blinds is a matter of texture and color. Choosing curtains in the exact color of your blinds or walls may be too excessive.

A rule of thumb to follow is choosing blinds in a shade lighter or darker than your walls. If you’re getting patterned fabric, be careful to get blinds in a solid color to avoid making your windows look too busy.

3.    Hang them up

For this, the goal is to go high and wide. This will change the perception of the size of your windows, giving them the illusion of more width and making the room look bigger than it is.

Hanging curtains and blinds wider than the window frame also prevents the curtains from cutting out the light when they’re open as they’ll be hanging in front of the walls. To ensure that you install your blinds properly, it’s important to hire a professional.

It is also advisable to avoid getting too short curtains as they look best when they’re floating an inch or two above the ground. However, if short is more your speed, do try to hang the curtains a few inches below the blinds.

Final word

Pairing blinds with curtains is a good way to combine functionality and style. Why choose one when you can have the best of both worlds?