If you want to update your house without having to entirely redecorate, investing in new window dressings can be an inexpensive way of enhancing a house’s value.
Shutters vs. Blinds
Choosing between blinds and shutters will greatly depend on the look you are wanting to achieve, whether it be minimalistic or bold. Block out blinds are an affordable option in rooms where full curtains are impractical such as the laundry or bathroom which require privacy. Alternatively, roman blinds could be incorporated in a way to diffuse light in rooms such as the kitchen, lounge or bedroom as they come in a variety of fabrics and opacities.
Although they are slightly more expensive, shutters are a more durable and weather-resistant option that are easy to clean and maintain. The blades give you the ability to control privacy, whilst maximising natural light and outside air. Opting for wider blades will maximise the inflow of daylight and give a tidier look. Unlike blinds, which require frequent replacing, shutters can last up to 25 years due to their durable materials and resistance to sun damage and are a timeless option that will go with any interior design styles.
Choosing the Right Colours
Blinds are extremely versatile and can be customised to a room’s colour palette as opposed to shutters that are predominantly white, black or with a timber finish. For a soft, neutral look, opting for white or ivory blind can brighten up any room and help to blend the window frame with the rest of the room and not draw too much attention. This can be elevated with different textures and materials.
Alternatively, you can opt for brighter colours that compliment other accents in the room such as a statement rug or piece of furniture. Irrespective of your interior style, it is important to stick to two or three colours within in your palette to avoid things looking too chaotic. Requesting samples is a good way of selecting the right colour palette that aligns with the overall mood you are trying to create.
Upgrading your outdoor space with an outdoor entertaining area can be an effective way of adding value to your property. Choosing between blinds, shutters or awnings will largely depend on your motivations and what the space requires. Retractable awnings act as a fabric roof and can extend out onto a verandah, patio or deck.
Renewing your window furnishing can transform your house from both the interior and exterior without having to renovate all major aspects. For further enquiries on how to elevate your living spaces, call Betta Choice Shutters on 1300 070 929 or visit them at bettachoiceshutters.com.au