Here at Affordable Blinds, we mostly focus on bringing you the best quality window treatments at a reasonable price. At the same time, we like to take a holistic approach to our role by helping you figure out how your window treatments are going to fit into the grander scheme of your living space or work space. When you come in to decide which kinds of blinds are right for you, our experts will offer their interior design services to you, taking into consideration what kind of carpets you have on the floor, and the colour of paint in your living room.
In this edition of the Affordable Blinds’ blog, we’d like to offer you five great tips to make your space a delight to be in. It’s easy to take a laissez fair approach to design and allow your home to become cluttered and unsightly, so take these tips to heart and be proud of your space; think of it as an extension of your personality:
Dark Window Frames — Charcoal black window frames create a kinetic sense of energy in a room and complement your view to the outside world. If the room is a soft, white colour, the contrast or “accent” effect can be downright stunning. Hunter Douglas blinds come in a variety of dark and light colours — depending on which direction you want to go in accentuating your window space, these elegant shades and blinds will definitely add a sense of sophistication to a room!
Little Tables are a Big Hit — Little tables with open shelves are slick, sophisticated and practical. They work very well next to couches as well as next to your bed. Open shelves give a room a nice open, airy feel. Rather than stuffing random things in a drawer and forgetting where you put them, everything’s out in the open.
Sleek Vignettes for a Measure of Chic — Design a chic, cheeky vignette on a table or armoir to showcase a nice lamp and a stack of books that reflect your impeccable literary taste. If you want to get super fancy you can even buy some art objects, or “l’objets d’art” as the French would have it, to impress your guests.
A Wall Gallery with a Fun Mix of Frames — Make an eclectic wall gallery that expresses your artistic taste, use posters from rock concerts, musicals, or movies – whatever floats your boat! Browsing vintage shops for old, worn frames in different colours with different wood grains and textures might just become your weekend hobby.
Invite the Light into Your Room — Place your bed in front of the window to open up the room and add an extra sense of height to the space. As long as you have good, sturdy blinds, this will not prevent you from sleeping in the morning. On a lazy Sunday when it’s time to start letting the light filter in, you’ll find that the effect is most pleasant.
We sincerely hope you’ve found these five design tips helpful. If you ever have any questions, feel free to call or visit us to consult with our design specialists. Affordable Blinds has a massive selection of blinds for you to choose from, so whatever it is you’re looking for, chances are we’ve got it.