How to Match Your Window Dressing to the Room

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Are you considering refreshing the décor in your home? If so, you’ll know that you need to think of every last detail.

While the color scheme is likely to be your main starting point, it’s important that you contemplate how you control light levels around the home. That’s why getting the window dressings right is key.

Plus, you need to combine practicality with how it looks to find the perfect balance. To help you choose the right window dressings for your home, here’s a handy room-by-room guide.

Living room 

When selecting dressings for your windows in the living room, there are a few things to think about. Firstly, where is your living room located in the house? If it’s overlooking a main road or out onto the street, for example, you’re more likely to be thinking about how much privacy you need. In this case, you’re likely to be looking for light blocking roller blinds or light-filtering venetian blinds. And if you’d like to splurge, shutters also work well in a lounge.

You also need to think about the shape of the window. Living rooms often have bay windows, so curtains might be an ideal option as you can hang them above the bay area.

What size is the window? If it’s large, you may want to consider curtains or even a combination of curtains and blinds to control the light and privacy levels in a way that suits you. This combination is also more likely to help retain the heat during the colder months.


The bedroom is naturally required to be a soothing space. Like the window dressings in the living room, the two main points to consider here are light control and privacy. Shopping for blinds that offer light filtering qualities and, if necessary, light blocking performance features, can be ideal.

By choosing made-to-measure window dressings, such as those from Swift Direct Blinds, you can ensure that they fit into your bedroom perfectly, so there’s a reduced risk of unwanted light getting in and interrupting your sleep.

Do you want to add an extra layer of privacy? Try teaming your blinds with a set of curtains. This is an additional way to prevent the outside world seeing in and can also help to conserve energy.

Kitchen and bathroom

There are two things your blinds in the kitchen and bathroom need to do: be easy to clean and moisture resistant. When shopping for your blinds, be on the lookout for products that are made from moisture resistant materials. These materials can be anything from faux wood to PVC.

The style of blind is also worth considering here. You need blinds that are easy to operate, such as a roller blind, vertical or venetian. These styles are often available in an array of colours and designs, and offer both functionality and durability, thanks to their splash-proof materials.


So, as you plan your home decoration project, be sure to think carefully about the window dressings that fit in your home.



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