There’s been a trend towards neutral, understated décor choices in recent decades. The bright colour palette and style choices of the 70’s have long been left behind and interior decorators have moved on to decidedly safer looks. Whites and greys might be timeless, but they can also be well…boring.
If you’re braver than most and willing to buck the trend then an infusion of colour can really steal the show. Window treatments are a great place to get creative because of their affordability and versatility. You can easily update your look with a bold print, without having to make permanent changes to your home.
ME Blinds exciting Carnival range of Roller Blinds and collection of Playful patterns can help you to find the fun again in your home. Here are our top recommendations for making your windows pop.
Liven up your living room
The living room is the centre of your home and usually has some of the largest windows because it’s usually positioned towards the front of the house. People tend to believe that they should keep things minimalistic in the living room space to avoid clutter or distraction, as this is usually where the family comes together to watch tv or enjoy each other’s company. This room doesn’t have to be only about function and family time though. Use a brightly coloured roller blind as an alternative to a feature wall, which can draw the eye in and make the room feel longer or wider. If you like the look of wallpaper but not the commitment you should try out a fun pattern. This is a great way for renters to inject some personality into their home without permanently changing the fixtures.
Mixing and matching your couch cushions, adding a throw or rug or selecting a patterned ottoman are great ways to pull the room together and make your window blinds feel like they belong.
The living room is a central area of the home, so impress your friends and take some décor risks.
Bring your bedroom to life
The common wisdom is to keep your bedroom in soft tones and neutrals, as bright, bold colours can keep you awake. Soft colours don’t necessarily have to be boring though! Whilst blocky colours tend to look drab and can lack personality, there’s still a lot of room to play with fun patterns and textures.
Try a pastel or light pattern on your window blinds for a more fashionable take on the traditional block-coloured blinds or drapes. A swirly pattern or girly floral can instantly add glam to your bedroom, whilst bold stripes or geometric shapes have a modern appeal.
Textured drapes and blinds can improve the visual dimension in your room. Flat blinds or drapes can look cheap in the wrong context. Your bedroom should be a cozy space, adding in some roller blinds with luxury textures or linen fabric will make your room feel warmer and more inviting.
Make a statement in the bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most expensive and difficult areas of your home to renovate, for this reason style updates tend to be few and far between. If you’ve been stuck with the same bathroom since you moved in, a quick way to refresh the look is with bold blinds. This is one of the only areas of your home where you are likely to want your window coverings down almost all the time – so why not make the most of it?
A bright colour or carnival pattern to complement the existing tiles will provide an immediate facelift for tired ensuites and family bathroom spaces. You can even go one further and add a bath mat or matching tiles to elevate the look.
Don’t settle for boring when you can take risks – find something to capture your style and have fun with your home! Check out our collection of patterned blinds and find something to suit your identity and personal style.