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Window treatments such as blinds and shutters are an investment – it is certainly not something that you would want to be changing every season or year.

So how do you choose window treatments to match the rooms in your home in a way that stands the test of time?

Let us walk you through the best way to choose your matching blinds and shutters.


Step 1: Choose the right type of blinds or shutters

Browse our per-room guides to narrow down your options for which type of blinds or shutters will be the most effective and functional in each room.

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Step 2: Look at the size of each window

Now that you have an idea of the type of blinds and shutters you require, the size of each window will give you an idea of how much of an impact your window treatment choice will make on the rest of the room.

Big windows mean that your window treatment can have the effect of a feature wall or artwork. Small windows that don’t take up much space can work well with inconspicuous blinds and shutters, while still adding that finishing touch that the room needs.


Step 3: Decide how big your room makeover is going to be

If the plan is to totally refresh the room, then your new blinds or shutters will be part of a bigger picture. This can involve changing the wall colours, adding an accent wall, changing the floor, or replacing furniture and décor items.

If this is the case, your new blinds or shutters can subtly bring out your new accent wall colour with Roman blinds or roller blinds in a designer fabric. Aluminium Venetian blinds can match the new rug, and wooden Venetian blinds can match the new wooden floors or coffee table. And classic white shutters will complement white furniture like a suburban dream! The options are truly endless.

If the plan is only to change your window treatment, on the other hand, your decision-making process is that much simpler – and a lot less overwhelming. You can use your current colour scheme, floors, furniture and décor as a guide to shortlist the colours you can work with for your new blinds and shutters.

Vision blinds can also offer a quick home interior upgrade. They are made from two layers of transparent and opaque fabric, with one control mechanism on the side of the blinds. This allows you to adjust the front layer of fabric to move on its own over the back layer, while the back layer creates a closed-off effect. Not only are these a unique aesthetic choice, but they are also an excellent long-term investment.

And if you like a neutral base that allows for small pops of colour in the form of plants, flowers, scatter cushions and other easily changeable items, then neutral is the way to go for your window treatment, too. A common trick to create a seamless look is to have the colour of your blinds match the window frame in which they sit.

You can also give outdoor spaces a stylish refresh by either embellishing your patio doors with Sheerweave blinds or awnings, or replacing them completely with shutter doors, which can fold away with sophistication and ease.

Take inspiration from these decorative masterpieces.

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Always remember, blinds and shutters are not only here to serve as a functional window treatment. They are also here for you to express yourself and enjoy only the finest aesthetics in your space – with Executive Blinds.

Contact us today to refresh your space!

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