Choosing patterned blinds for your living room

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Patterned blinds are becoming increasingly popular for living rooms of all styles and sizes. These can bring both functional and visual benefits. But what are the important considerations when choosing patterned blinds for your living room? And how can you be sure to achieve the right results?

What are the important considerations when choosing patterned blinds for your living room? 

There are a number of important considerations to take into account when choosing patterned blinds for your living room, if you want to achieve the best possible results. These considerations include:

  • The overall decor and colour scheme
  • Size of the patterns
  • Functionality
  • Type of blinds
  • Type of pattern 

The overall decor and colour scheme

One of the first things to take into consideration is the existing decor, including the colour scheme, in your living room. It’s important to choose patterned blinds that will complement the existing interior design of your living room, including the furniture, wall decor and flooring. For example, for a contemporary living room space with a lot of natural features or neural colours, it can be important to use subtle patterned blinds to avoid overwhelming the design of the space and undoing your theme. This can draw attention and add visual interest, while still complementing your design scheme.

The size of the patterns 

It’s also important to think about the size and scale of the patterns. Large scale patterns can make a bold statement and become a focal point in the room, while smaller scale patterns are more understated and versatile. As a result, you should consider the overall size of your windows, and the proportion of the room, to choose patterned blinds with the right proportions for your space, and to create the perfect effect. For example, for smaller windows or compact living rooms, you should opt for blinds with smaller patterns to avoid overwhelming the space. On the other hand, larger patterns can be used to create a dramatic impact in larger rooms with expansive windows.

Functionality considerations when choosing patterned blinds for your living room

Another important factor to consider is the functionality of the blinds. It will be important to determine your priorities in terms of light control, privacy, and insulation. Patterned blinds can vary in opacity, with some allowing more natural light to filter through than others. If you prefer a bright and airy living room, choose blinds with a semi-transparent or sheer fabric. For enhanced privacy and light-blocking capabilities, opt for blinds with a denser fabric or lining.

Type of blinds

You will also need to consider what type of blinds you would like to use. Patterned blinds are available in a range of different blind options including roller blinds, blackout blinds, and Roman blinds. Different types of blinds have different benefits in terms of functionality and style, and so it’s important to choose the option that will best meet your requirements. Roller blinds for example, are sleek and minimalistic, making them suitable for modern living rooms. Roman blinds on the other hand are known for adding warmth and texture with their soft folds. 

Type of pattern 

Finally, Once you’ve considered these factors, take the time to explore different patterns and designs available in the market. From classic stripes and geometric prints to nature-inspired motifs and abstract designs, there’s a wide range of options to choose from. You could consider bringing home fabric swatches or samples to see how the patterns look in your living room’s lighting conditions and alongside your existing decor.

Here at The Blinds Mart, we are Southport’s leading experts when it comes to blinds and shutters, so why not get in touch today to find out how we can help you choose the right blinds for your property?