You’d be forgiven for thinking that blinds are boring, but they don’t have to be that way. From Japanese paper blinds to blackout blinds, there are so many different types to choose from, you can mix and match to your heart’s content, and use blinds to add interest to any room. We’ve come up with five creative ways to spruce up your home for summer, using blinds.
1. The beauty of nature
Why not bring the outdoors in this summer, with natural wooden Venetian blinds? Available in a variety of shades to suit your existing interiors, wooden blinds are the perfect way to add a natural touch to any room. In fact, they’re a top trend this season according to House to Home. Look for blinds with cotton tapes and neutral or pale coloured slats for a really summery feel.
2. Add a pop of colour
Brightly coloured blinds are hot this season, whether you opt for roller blinds, Roman blinds or Venetians. Bright colours such as tangerine, lime, red and yellow look great in a neutral room and can really help to add vibrancy to any space. The good news is that this trend looks set to continue for the rest of the year, but if you’re afraid of really bright hues, why not opt for a more subtle purple or blue colourway instead. This would look great in a bathroom or bedroom.
3. Lovely layering
For those who can’t decide whether to have curtains or blinds, why not have both? According to L’Essenziale blog, layering is on-trend for the season, with a variety of different styles being utilised. Why not use wooden or bamboo blinds under sheer white voiles or white paper Japanese style blinds under brightly coloured curtains, for a contrasting look?
4. It’s a blackout
Blackout blinds such as those for sale online at http://www.dunelm-mill.com/shop/blinds
aren’t just great for the winter months – they make a practical choice for hot summers too! Naps in the afternoon can often be hindered by bright sunshine and a hot bedroom, but blackout blinds not only provide total darkness for a nap, they also help to keep out the heat. Great for children’s bedrooms too, you can order blackout blinds in a variety of styles to suit your home.
5. Fabulous florals
For a great way to energise your home this summer, why not choose patterned blinds? Pretty florals add interest to plain, neutrally decorated rooms and are a great option if you’re renting your property and unable to redecorate. Smaller floral prints are great for bedrooms and bathrooms, while for living rooms and kitchens, bold blooms and brighter prints add drama.
Get your home ready for summer with some fantastic new blinds. Hopefully we’ve provided you with enough inspiration to play around with styles, colours and patterns to personalise your space. From Venetians to velux blinds, Roman blinds to roller blinds, there is something out there to suit all tastes, and you can find great bargains online!