Here are some Decorating ideas for good looking window blinds
Blinds offer clean straight lines when covering the windows. They do well alone, however they also work great when using other window treatments. They look nice under curtains, drapes, sheers, scarves, and valances. These are all typical window coverings and while these look great with most any decor there are others things to do to dress up a window when using blinds. First, choose which type of blinds you want. Do you want vertical or horizontal? Do you want skinny slats or fat slats? Do you want colored blinds or a neutral tone? Determine this then follow through with some of these decorating ideas.
Make a bold statement with your window blinds
You can make a bold statement, or a subtle statement, with paint. Paint stripes or diagonal lines around the wall outside of the window frame. Paint using colors that will make the window pop, or paint in colors that blend in well with the room. On the other hand, paint subtle designs. Paint flowers, paisleys, or flourishes. Paint the frame to be ornate as if the window is a piece of art. Paint the wall to blend with the window, if the window faces a forest, paint trees, if it faces a lake or river, paint this on the wall as a mural and make the window seem like a part of the mural.
Decorate the window frame with the theme of the room
Is the room a craft room? Make a couple of patchwork quilts, thin enough to tack along the outside of the window frame. String together bobbins, thread spools, and drape across the top as a “valance.” Is it a kitchen? String plastic peppers or fruit. String lightweight pots and pans. String together spoons and forks. Place little hooks along the outer edge and hang measuring spoons and small measuring cups.
Try these other ideas for decorating the window with blinds
Use lace, or netting. Does the room have a nautical theme? Drape a net as a valance. For a den or living room, add small shelves, line the window to the sides, about 6 to 12 inches apart and one across the top and across the bottom. Place trinkets on the shelves. Theme the window to the holiday or season by making garland. For example, Christmas garland out of holly and ornaments. Easter theme, use silk ivy and add plastic Easter eggs. Create one for fall and make the garland out of silk fall leaves.