You don’t need to be told that decorating your home is a whole heap of fun and choosing colours is probably the most exciting part of the whole process. However, if you’re very conscious of the interior design of your home but don’t have much experience then it can be incredibly daunting to try and select the right tones to compliment your home.
One area of room design you will want to be careful in selecting colour for is your window furnishings. Roller blinds are a great choice for a lot of good reasons but making sure you get the right colour to complement your space is important, not just for your aesthetic benefit but in case you ever choose to resell your home.
Let’s take a look at some basic points you should consider when choosing the colour of your new roller blinds.
The overall aesthetic style of your home
The first step with any home design decision is to consider how a particular choice will harmonize with the existing elements at play. Failing to think about this will leave you with a set of roller blinds that look totally out of place and are a visual eyesore in your home.
For example, if you are trying to create a beach home then it wouldn’t make sense to go with heavy, dark or earthy tones. Similarly, if you wanted a country-style home then you wouldn’t want to go with incredibly bright shades of yellow or blue.
While you may not have a single type of home in mind, you should be able to easily see how the colour of your roller blinds will fit with everything else. Just apply common sense and you should be fine.
Creating the ideal mood
It’s likely that for different rooms in your home you are going to want to create different moods and colour naturally has a huge impact on how you feel while occupying the space. For example, most people would like their bedroom to have a calm mood that helps them to relax before bed.
It’s also a good idea to try and make sure your roller blinds are colour coordinated with the accents in the space. Think about the textures and tones of furniture items or focal pieces like rugs and artwork.
Don’t forget about the size of the room
The size and function of your room should have a big impact on the colour you choose for your roller blinds. In a large room like the living room you will probably want to emphasize the size of the space with lighter colours. If you would like a warmer feeling instead, go for ‘hotter’ shades.
If you want to make a space feel more intimate, go for darker shades. In any size room, you can usually be safe with neutral colours.
The window size is also a consideration here. If the window is large and a major focal point then a distinct colour choice for your roller blind can help to add definition. If you want to draw attention away from the windows then go with a lighter shade.
Making the final decision
Ultimately, most interior designers will tell you that when in doubt; go for neutral shades. They are inoffensive in most spaces an easy to ignore. However, if you really want to maximize the potential of the space you should pick a colour for your roller blinds that is personal to your while also harmonizing with the existing design.
When going to the showroom, bring some photos of the room you are considering the roller blinds for so you can see straight away how things will look.