As we enter the warmer months of the year, it is important to consider functional
elements of your home for keeping you cool this summer.
When it comes to window furnishings, there doesn’t have to be a compromise between functionality and fashion.
The choice of window fittings is one of the core elements used to bring your interior design theme to life.
The textures, shapes, and colours you choose will act as a base for your style, just like the floor furnishings and paint you choose.
With so many options available, it’s easy to get confused as to what is the best option for your space.
Stylish timber shutters are a great way of adding a functional focal point to a living space, and can be used as room dividers to maximise both privacy and light flow.
Make the most of timber shutters by contrasting a room styled in light tones with dark timber shutters to create a moody feel. Or alternatively, open a light space up even more, bringing it in line with a heritage, coastal or even Hamptons style using classic white shutters.
For an ultra-modern look, roller blinds are the go-to option as they can be seamlessly integrated into a room.
Sheer blinds offer an ideal blend of privacy and natural light, while block-out blinds offer the upmost in privacy, meaning that there are options for every room.
If you’re looking to soften the feel of a room, there is no going past sheer curtains, which can provide a sense of homeliness, and also luxury if you take them up to the ceiling or into ceiling pelmets.
Consider pairing sheers with roller blinds or shutters, to create a flexible privacy solution, offering the perfect combination of style and functionality.
As far as colours go, Dulux in their 2018 Escapade Range predictions tell us:
“Organic shapes are offset by solid forms in a playful blending of styles. Don’t be afraid to mix up your decades with 70’s and 80’s references and take a chance on unexpected colour combinations.
Tones of pale mint, teal and blue promise plenty of light-hearted fun. Bursts of mustard yellow cut through the tonal colour effect. Shades of pink range from pale and soft to saturated and bold.”
Why not try white shutters with a mint or pink room theme, bringing you right up to date in colour and style? For more colour trends, see https://www.dulux.com.au/specifier/colour/colourforecast/2018/
The Fashionline Team.
(Photo credit: Dulux Australia, Escapade Colour Range 2018)