How To Pair Blinds And Curtains Together

Asking yourself whether you should buy curtains or blinds? Why make the choice when you can have both!

Pairing curtains and blinds can be a great way to flexibly enjoy the benefits of both types of window coverings. By pairing them together, you can get the aesthetics of curtains with the light-blocking and insulation properties of blinds, or pair a block-out curtain with a sunscreen blind for more control over light and privacy.

When pairing up blinds and curtains, there’s a few style guidelines you should follow.

Start with blinds

When matching curtains and blinds together, it’s recommended that you start off by considering your blinds. Firstly, you’ll want to think about what type of blinds you plan to purchase. Roller blinds usually pair best with curtains because they can be easily operated underneath drapes and provide a solid surface to work with – which is great when you’re mixing patterns and textures. If you’re planning to purchase roller blinds, we recommend that you get swatches for your fabric and colour selections and consider them against your curtains fabrics; you’ll want to ensure that they work well together.

Venetian blinds which also pair up well with curtains. Timber venetians are a great option for warming up the decor in a room and go well with warm-tones curtains. Aluminium or PVC venetians can look excellent when complemented by an accent colour.

If you’re choosing to opt for curtains and blinds, you might also want to consider automating your blinds for ease and convenience.

Avoid patterns and print

If you’re pairing up curtains and blinds, there’s already a lot going on. It’s generally best to opt for neutrals and textures over bold prints. Choosing both curtains and blinds with prints can overwhelm your space and make it feel smaller or more crowded. Blinds and curtains in simple solid colours will help to ensure it feels like you don’t have too much going on in your space.

Choose a colour scheme

dark blinds and curtains

If you’re pairing up curtains and blinds then you should make sure to settle on a cohesive colour theme. Pick similar tones, or the same colour in different shades – a soft blue, with a strong dark blue for example or white-on-white curtains and blinds. Carefully coordinating your colour scheme will leave your room feeling much more well-put together. If you’re trying to settle on a colour scheme, there are a few approaches you can take. Firstly, you’ll want to consider the colour of your walls. It’s a popular approach to match curtains and blinds to your walls, this makes them feel like they blend seamlessly with the room, allowing other decor to shine. You might also opt to select colours in soft, complementary colours or you might instead choose to make a statement with a bold, bright colour scheme or a colour that contrasts with your walls. If you’re struggling to decide, get in touch! We have hundreds of colour options and fabric types to choose from.

Take advantage of height and width

Pairing curtains and blinds provides you with an excellent opportunity to play with scale in your room. If you have a relatively small window that you’re covering up with blinds, then you can use curtains to give the impression of a much grander window. Curtains set well about the window height can make a room feel much bigger and a lot more luxurious. Try pairing roller blinds with tall, sheer curtains or thick, stylish drapes.

Consider light and privacy needs

Pairing up curtains and blinds can mean you get a lot more flexibility with how you use your windows. Many people love the soft, romantic look of sheer curtains, but not the lack of privacy and light control that come with them. When you pair them with blinds, you can enjoy having natural light stream through your curtains when it suits you, whilst still maintaining the option to block out the sun or view into your home!

This option can be great for bedrooms and living room spaces that require a bit more versatility than rooms like the bathroom or laundry.

Ready to start pairing up?

For a free measure and quote or advice from our expert team on pairing up your curtains and blinds, get in contact with us today or visit us at one of our showrooms!


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