Choosing the right curtains or blinds for your home is an integral part of interior design. They offer just as much to a room as other soft furnishings and can add the final touch to an already beautifully styled lounge, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. A set of dramatic, bold curtains add instant opulence, whilst delicate, stylish Roman blinds soften up a room no end.
A brilliant way to decide on your windows makeover is to take inspiration from the world around you. Take a glance out of your window and draw on the colours and textures you see or explore your hometown and its surrounding areas for design ideas.
At Saddlers Blinds, we’re blessed to be based just six and a half miles from Horsham, a historic market town with the stunning South Downs and quirky beachside Brighton nearby. There’s plenty of design inspiration around, below are just a few ideas.
Horsham’s Historical Architecture
Scattered with impressive medieval and Georgian architecture, Horsham’s history is the perfect inspiration for your new interior design project.
You may not want your living room looking exactly like Chaucer’s library, but you can still echo the medieval era through your curtains. Choose a full, dramatic, draping style with a rich texture like velvet or suede to add a touch of medieval grandeur to a modern room.
If that’s not your style, why not draw upon Brighton’s Regency architecture. Think classic and elegant, full-length curtains with a luscious colour scheme. For a truly traditional look, you could even look into installing painted, wooden shutters. Just be sure to leave space around the window so you can daydream about Mr Darcy or Miss Bennet as you gaze longingly into the distance…
What better way to bring the outside in than to choose your curtains and blinds based on the breathtaking green hues of the South Downs National Park. With rolling hills, blossoming wildflowers and towering white cliffs, the downs are filled with beautiful colours and textures. You could team a neutral, textured wallpaper with a pair of curtains decorated with a wildflower design.
Or, if you’re not afraid of a bit of colour, choose a bold, green patterned fabric for your curtains or blinds. To really soften things up, pair a decorative curtain with a contrasting blind – think of how the lush emerald grass contrasts against the white cliffs on the coast of the Downs.
The iconic south coast of the UK boasts magnificent cliffs, sparkling blue-green sea and unique pebble beaches. Blue is a popular colour for design; it has a calming quality and reminds us all of escaping to the seaside.
To bring those dreams into your house, choose deep blue curtains against light-coloured walls. Or, for a true seaside feel, choose a pattern with a marine theme – line-drawn ships or seashells look particularly characterful.
If you want to feel like you’re up on the decks, choose plantation shutters with a curtain over the top. In summer it’ll keep the room cool after a hot day on Brighton beach and come winter, you can batten down the hatches and snuggle up after a brisk walk across the Downs.
Choose Saddlers Blinds For Your New Look Window Furnishings
For good quality, expertly fitted blinds and curtains, choose Saddlers Blinds. We believe that with the right window furnishings, you can lift the entire look of your home and taking inspiration from your surroundings is the perfect way to frame your windows, bringing a touch of the outside in.
Browse our broad range of beautiful blinds, curtains and accessories on our website, or contact our experienced and friendly team to guide you through your next important design choice.