As one of the most distinctive architectural feature of any home windows can have a major influence on the overall exterior and interior design. So, how you dress them is an important consideration from both a practical and aesthetic point of view. The right window treatment can give the interiors a more cohesive look and make them look and feel more homey and inviting. You would want something that looks elegant and stylish, complements your interior design and allows you to easily control elements such as light, heat and privacy.

For such areas as the living room and dining room natural light is a priority. Having in mind that these are usually the main gathering areas in the house they should be airy, bright so the windows here would need coverings that let in lots of sunshine during the day. For the bedroom, on the other hand, the window treatments should block out light as much as possible and provide privacy at the same time. When dressing bathroom windows, the key is to get as much light as possible without compromising on privacy. As for the kitchen here you would need blinds that are easy to clean, open and close in a snap and of course let in as much natural light as possible.

In addition to the required level of privacy and light control the style of the blinds would very much depend on the design effect you want to achieve with them. Do you want them to match the fabrics and colours in the room, or maybe you like them to stand out and provide a nice contrast of shapes and textures. There are many different styles of window treatments each designed to have a different effect on the overall look of your interiors.

Roller blinds

With their simple and sophisticated design roller blinds can complement both traditional and modern interiors and provide optimum light control and privacy. They are available in a range of fabrics such as blackout (ideal for the bedroom), light filtering (letting in lots of natural light, while giving you the desired privacy) and sheer (work best when combined with curtains). The roller blind installation is very simple and you can easily do it yourself with a drill and a couple of screws. Depending on the shape and size of your windows you can either mount the blind above the window or within the window frame for a perfect fit.

Double roller blinds

Consisting of two layers of blinds the double roller blinds can be either blackout or light filtering and offer a lot of flexibility in terms of light control and privacy. They would serve as an elegant addition to any room and are very easy to clean. The double roller blind installation doesn’t require any additional tools and just like for mounting standard blinds you would need a drill and screws to adjust them either to the inside or the outside of your window recess.

Venetian blinds

Coming in an array of materials Venetian blinds can suit many different design schemes. Models made from timber would match perfectly a home with a fun tropical interior design, while aluminium and Visionwood Venetians could instantly enhance the elegance of urban modern interiors. Venetian blinds are very easy to install, but one downside is that tend to accumulate a lot of dust and require regular dusting.

Roman blinds

A combination of a curtain and a blind, roman blinds are made up of individual panels of fabric that are attached to slats or a rod. Due to their minimal design these would best suit ultra-modern interiors that are all about clean lines, simple shapes and neutral colours. Roman blinds require a little more maintenance than other types of blinds and to keep them clean you would need to dust and vacuum at least one a week.