Should All My Home’s Window Coverings Match?
Home décor and interior design is all about personal preference and individual style. Some people tend toward stark and modern, while others prefer bohemian, colorful and eclectic. The sky is the limit when it comes to your window coverings.
If you’re asking whether all of your indoor window coverings should match, the short answer is no; they don’t have to. But there are some factors to keep in mind to ensure you maintain a cohesive look in your room and throughout your house.
Use the Same Fabric to Cover Multiple Windows
Many rooms, especially kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, have multiple windows. It may not make sense or be functional to match all the window coverings in a single room. For instance, if your bedroom had a sliding glass door and two standard windows, drapes on all three windows would drown a room.
However, if you were to find a fabric that fits your style, you’d be able to create drapes to cover the sliding glass doors, and then install Roman shades made from the same fabric for your smaller windows. With matching fabric, the window treatments will fit each window while also creating a cohesive look throughout the room.
Coordinate Adjoining Rooms
When choosing window coverings for your entire house, you may want to try to create coordination throughout the home, especially with adjoining rooms. If you go from formal, heavy drapes in your living room to light and airy curtains or vertical blinds in your dining room, the ‘flow’ between the rooms may seem off.
This doesn’t mean you need to have the same window treatments throughout your whole house. But coordinating the window treatments in adjoining rooms will help create a cohesive design throughout your house. This may mean following a color or design scheme into another room to coordinate with the first room. Remember, coordination is key.
Create Functional Coverings
While window treatments can alter the look and feel of a room, they should, first and foremost, be functional. Consider the function of the room you’re designing prior to choosing your window treatment. You want window treatments that fit the functionality of the room while also providing the design elements you’re looking for.
For instance, a kitchen or bathroom window would not be suitable for heavy drapes. These rooms tend to be damp and vary in temperatures. Drapes would need to be constantly washed and protected against mildew and buildup. However, faux wood blinds are perfect for bathrooms and kitchens, but may not suit a formal living room.
Window coverings can possess as much personality as you do. Keeping these three tips in mind will help you create a functional and well-designed house that perfectly fits your style.