Choosing a new colour scheme
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The kids have just left home, and we are redecorating their rooms. I'm finally going to get the home office that I've always wanted, and my husband is going to get a sewing room. It's an amazing feeling to be entering into this new stage of our life. We need to redecorate the rooms a fair bit - as I don't think that anyone is going to take me seriously on work video conferencing calls in a black walled room with rock posters behind me! This blog is all about redecorating your empty nest so that you can make the most of your extra space.

Choosing a new colour scheme

How to decorate with window blinds

Tony Ward

Window blinds are a sure way of decorating your interior living rooms and transforming the style of your home. There are several ways you can add window blinds into a room's décor. This article highlights 4 tips on how to decorate with blinds.

Have the design of the room in mind

Prior to decorating any space, you need to decide on how you want the design of the space to be. After adding window blinds, your preferred design starts to come to life. In other words, the choice of blinds will determine your overall design. If you want a room with privacy and sense of sophistication, then roman shades are the best fit. Moreover, they also come in a variety of colours, fabrics and sizes to suit any décor. Alternatively, for a more contemporary design, roller blinds are the perfect choice as they stylish, but still providing flexibility and stability.

Generate a natural and friendly feel

If you want to transform a house into a home, the trick is to generate a natural and friendly feel in every room. The use of window blinds can help you achieve that. Essentially, wood blinds are supreme at generating a natural, relaxed ambience because of their wood grain texture as well as a variety of stain and paint colours that match with an existing decoration.

Mix and match

The days of using only one type of window blind are far gone. These days, mixing and matching various designs of window blinds is the norm rather than the exception. A renowned choice is to combine horizontal blinds with vertical blinds to enhance the efficiency of your window treatments. Typically, vertical blinds suit large windows as they allow natural light to filter through. On the other hand, horizontal blinds are suitable for increased privacy given that they can be firmly closed. Therefore, by using both vertical and horizontal blinds, you get the benefits of both worlds.

Energy efficiency

A lot of heat often escapes from the interiors through the windows. So if you are thinking about improving your window treatments, then the option of installing energy efficient window blinds should be your top priority. In this regard, honeycomb blinds are by far the best energy efficient blinds. Their design features honeycomb cells that capture small air pockets to keep the interiors cool in hot days and warm in cold days. In effect, they help lower your monthly heating and cooling expenses.