One of this year's biggest interior design trends is 'Bringing the Outside In' and what could capture this trend better than floral window blinds. With the abundance of flowers nature provides there are floral blinds to suit virtually every type of décor and style of home. From classical roses and lavender to contemporary abstracts and geometric designs they have all been inspired by nature's wonderful array of flowers. To help you choose the correct style of floral blind for your home it is worth considering the following points.
Large bold blooms
Pros: Large blooms make a statement, giving your windows and room the 'wow' factor.
Cons: Can be overpowering in small rooms and visually swamp small windows.
Types: Floral roller and Roman blinds.
Rooms: Floral roller blinds in kitchens and bathrooms due to their sleek, compact appearance, especially those with moisture prevention treatments. Floral Roman blinds offer a beautiful window dressing in living, dining and bedrooms.
Interior design styles: Contemporary, Modern, Eclectic.
Ideal for: Generously sized rooms with large picture windows.
Small dainty all-over prints
Pros: Small all-over prints offer a quintessential English garden look. Small floral prints are perfect for small ad medium sized windows.
Cons: Due to the density of the pattern small all-over prints can look overwhelmed and disproportionately unbalanced when used on large windows.
Types: Floral Roller, Roman and vertical blinds.
Rooms: Floral Roman blinds look stunning in most rooms, including hallways and landings. Floral roller blinds are perfect for bathrooms and kitchens, while floral vertical blinds are most suited to patio doors, floor-to-ceiling windows and conservatories.
Interior design styles: Traditional, Shabby Chic, Modern, Country Cottage.
Ideal for: Small and medium sized windows, conservatories and sun rooms.
Pros: Geometrics are one of this years interior design trends. They offer a well balanced pattern that is visually and aesthetically pleasing. The symmetry of the patterning makes a statement that shows you have your finger on the pulse of great interior design.
Cons: The bolder, larger geometric patterns can be overwhelming in small rooms.
Types: Floral Roman and roller blinds.
Rooms: Floral Roman blinds ate ideal for living, dining and bedrooms with medium or large windows. Floral kitchen blinds add a pop of colour and pattern to contrast beautifully with plain cupboard fronts.
Interior design styles: Retro, Contemporary, Modern, Eclectic.
Ideal for: Medium and large windows.
Pros: Digitally screen printed single blooms make an impact to a window and room. These are the most realistic type of floral blinds, as they are usually enlarged photographs of the real flower.
Cons: Take centre stage with their attractive, yet powerful visual impact.
Types: Floral roller blinds
Rooms: All, from kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and living rooms. Floral roller blinds can be teamed up with plain curtains to create a sumptuous swag and tail style window dressing.
Interior design styles: Contemporary, Modern, Minimalistic.
Ideal for: Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living and dining rooms.
Pros: Adding buoyancy to a room, vibrant colours draw the eye. When coordinated with other soft furnishings brightly coloured floral window blinds add a cheerful and playful look to a room.
Cons: Not for the colour shy.
Types: Floral roller, Roman and vertical blinds.
Rooms: Floral roller and Roman blinds work well in children's rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, living and dining rooms. Floral vertical blinds are an excellent choice for conservatories, sun lounges, patio doors and 'walls of glass'.
Interior design styles: Modern, Contemporary, Eclectic, Retro,
Ideal for: Any size window, perfect for brightening dark rooms.
Pros: Ideal when you want a functional and practical window dressing that doesn't dominate a room. Subdued colours team well with a wide variety of colour schemes, more especially subdued neutrals such as creams, beige and soft greys. Ideal for those who don't like to be bombarded with too much colour.
Cons: Can become unnoticeable, which can be a pro if you want your window dressing to blend seamlessly into your scheme.
Types: Floral roller, Roman and vertical blinds.
Rooms: Subdued floral blinds look unobtrusive in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, libraries, stairwells and landings.
Interior design styles: Traditional, Modern, Shabby Chic, Country Cottage, Minimalist, Colonial, Country Manor.
Ideal for: Any room and size window, patio doors and conservatories.
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