Decorating with Window Blinds
Blinds are great for window coverings. They offer clean lines and complete blockage from the outside world. They may also insulate too, helping to block harsh sunlight, as well as cool or hot air that may be hitting the window. Many homes have blinds as window treatments, they offer a means of allowing in a small bit of light, or more light if you open the slats. Or the ability to pull the window blinds completely up to allow full view of the window. This offers a lot more versatility than drapes or curtains. Aside from the practical side of window blinds, they can be a decorative statement too.
Blinds can make a decorative statement all alone
For a room that is modern with sleek straight lines, blinds just blend right in offering either vertical or horizontal clean lines for window coverings. Blinds come in all sizes, so they can fit perfectly within the inset of the window, allowing the structural window frame to frame the blinds. This works best with horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds can go either way, set inside the window frame to give the appearance of a wall when shut, or set on top and outside of the window, covering the structural window frame.
When using blinds you can add other window dressings to the mix
For example, a frilly set of curtains that must stay opened or tied back would work well with blinds. The blinds will be the covering from the outside at night. Even if you have a heavy set of drapes that open and tie back during the day, you may want to control the amount of sunlight allowed in the room and blinds work very well here too. Sometimes the room decor calls for a tiny splash of color in a set of sheers over the window. The blinds are perfect for privacy.
Using other things with window blinds works well too
Just because it is a window does not mean it must have a curtain. Inset blinds allows for the window to be framed however you see fit. Scarves do a lovely job with certain decor. String silk flowers and greenery to give it a fresh outdoorsy feel. Nail stuffed animals around the frame for a small child’s room. Paint the window frame with a pop of color to make a bold statement. Experiment with netting and clear Christmas tree lights.