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Bring A World Of Colour With Blinds

As life's colour pallet becomes larger and larger, consumers can say goodbye to bland rooms. The availability of thousands of colours and new acceptable colour combinations can enhance any room in the home without the need to spend thousands of dollars on new furnishings and accessories. Now we can use those items that once were thought outdated by the integration of new ideas and colours widely available to all thus creating a unique ambience. As décor goes, while white will continue to be the most popular paint colour, the more diverse selections are moving at greater speeds, and this applies to all categories, including window treatments, such as blinds.

Decorating with blinds

We are today able to take a plain white colour room furnished with plain furniture and turn it into an eye-catching space through the use of colourful window treatments, such as vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, roller shades and roman shades, which are readily available for visualization by visiting on-line retailers who display a full array of product lines and colours on the Internet. This modern capability gives the consumer the tools to design a specific scheme to fit the specific use of any room in the home or office. It is recommended that the window treatment is selected first then followed by the selection of accessories that will turn the bland space into the desired setting.

A plain, white room can also be enlivened through the use of stained wood blinds such as mahogany or other so-called medium colours. The use of dark-stained colours should be limited to specific situations that call for their specific use. Should a light blue room use a dark coloured blind, the contrast can be quite striking and powerful. On the other hand, often these rooms will go the basic route of white blinds, which will diminish the distinction of the otherwise beautiful room.

Oftentimes we find ourselves dealing with a darkly painted room with a wall colour that, for whatever reason, we do not wish to replace yet we wish to change its appearance and effect. This change in appearance and/or effect can be achieved by the use of vivid colours that allow exterior light into the room.  Vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, roller shades and roman shades can all aid the consumer in creating the desired atmosphere through the availability of thousands of colours and also their operational features which allow the full control of light. Another important factor to be considered is the use of window blinds or shades that incorporate translucent materials and fabrics with varied openness factors. 

When effecting change in these difficult spaces, consideration should be given to objects which will further achieve the desired result, i.e. the use of artwork or pictures with colours similar to the chosen window treatment which will bring the room together as a pleasing expression of the individual taste.

If pictures or artwork are to be used, consider the use of spotlighting in order to magnify the uniqueness of the space. Lighting that indirectly reflects on the window blinds can add a certain glow to the room as a by-product thus further enhancing the decorating look without the additional monetary expense. 

The desired change can also be magnified by painting a single wall within the room a different colour than the other walls. The addition of this extra colour will enhance the complete appearance and create a welcome, unusual look which will spread the attention to the complete room and de-emphasize any particular items. In other words, a sense of blending is brought forward by the addition of the painted wall. 

The ideas expressed in this article should only be construed as additional considerations to be allowed into the thought process and not as a primary fashion statement. Personal tastes are different from person to person and primary emphasis should be placed on pleasing the individual taste and the specific requirements of the room in question. It no longer is necessary to employ the services of professional designers or decorators when television programs and the widely used Internet can provide us with a multitude of ideas to fit the specific needs of the average individual. In summary, the use of blinds in conjunction with other previously mentioned ideas can help you convert that lightly used room into a pleasing setting.

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