When it comes to selecting window treatments, most individuals tend to stick with either curtains or blinds. Both are fantastic energy-efficient and stylish options that protect furniture and block damaging UV rays. 

However, if you want to maximize the benefits that both options bring to the table, why not install them together? Pairing both windows and blinds can also offer a more finished look and enhance your home’s overall aesthetic. 

Mixing both curtains and blinds can be tricky to get right. That said, here are some tips on pairing curtains and blinds to get you started.

If you’re looking to achieve more natural light 

If you’re looking to have more natural light in your home, there are a couple of options that you can consider: 

  • Translucent roller blinds are great to pair with curtains. This combination also helps with maintaining your privacy while allowing plenty of natural light to enter the room. Another great way to achieve the same result is to use a block out roller blind with a translucent or sheer curtain. 
  • Another option to consider is to pair timber or aluminum Venetians with a sheer curtain. Not only will natural light enter the room during the day, but it’ll also help to soften the room’s overall aesthetic. 

If you’re looking to block out light 

On the other hand, if you’re looking to block out light in the room, you can go for these options: 

  • Pair aluminum or timber Venetians with a blackout curtain for the ultimate light-blocking effect. 
  • Another great way to completely block out light is to pair double blackout roller blinds with a blackout curtain. This is the ideal combination for your nursery or media room and will almost guarantee that no outside light will come in – thanks to the multiple layers of blackout fabric. 
  • For a budget-friendly option, achieve a similar effect with single roller blinds and a sheer or blackout curtain. 
  • If you still want a bit of natural light in the room, consider pairing a blackout roller blind with a sheer curtain. 

If you’re looking for style 

If the style of your blinds and curtains is your main priority; then it’s recommended to pair your roller blinds with a sheer curtain. You can also choose to go with woven roller blinds with traditional blackout curtains for added style points that’ll suit any home decor.

If you have that “DIY bug” you could even consider learning interior design fundamentals and become the next “Marie Kondo” of style. 

If you’re looking for a two-in-one product

Not keen on getting separate curtains and blinds? Vertisheers may be precisely what you need. They’ve got a unique design that’ll allow you to have both light and shade in one product. 

The light filtering panels provide both privacy and light while the room darkening panels provide privacy and darkness. They’re also elegant, as it combines the chic style of a curtain along with a sheer blind. 

Get the color shades right 

After you’ve figured out which curtains and blinds you’d like to go for, choosing the right color is vital. Ideally, you’d want to select a color that matches the existing walls of your room. Not only will it allow the curtains and blinds to blend seamlessly into the aesthetic, but it’ll also make your room seem more airy and spacious. 

Alternatively, you can also go for a monochrome palette to add an extra wow factor. Complementary colors also make a striking statement – especially if they’re at the opposite end of the color spectrum. These are a little trickier to pull off, so you may want to get some external input to make sure it looks good. 

Keep it cozy

While you should think about what you’d like to achieve with your curtains and blinds – style, natural light, or blocking out light, it should also make your space feel warm and inviting. After all, there’s nothing like a home with a comfortable, airy, and inviting aesthetic.

While these tips are a great way forward, you can also seek the help of a professional if you’d like further advice on installation or figuring out what works best for your home.