Selecting Curtains and Blinds
How to select curtains and blinds
Choosing the right curtains and blinds for your room is just as important as finding the right colour scheme. Before you begin, you need to make a thorough assessment of the room and the window. Take time to examine the style and shape of the window and its position in the room. Decide how much privacy you'll need. Then you can start to think about the fabric and blind style that will suit.
Curtains can create warmth and softness, they can blend into the décor of the room, or make a statement on their own. Using plain fabrics in the same shade as the walls can make your room look bigger, because it makes the curtains seem to recede into the walls. Fabrics in red, orange and yellow create a warm and cosy glow in the room.
We've got designs and fabrics from New Zealand's leading manufacturers, so you can go wild and make a feature of your windows. Using patterned and textured fabrics can make a bold statement or accent the colour scheme you've chosen. Select a fabric that contains the main colour in your room and then add contrast with colours that stand out from the rest of the room.