Stylists, designers and interior decorators use colour to transform living spaces. The right use of colour with curtains and blinds can impact our mood and create strategic illusions with space and light, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your home.

If you’re not an interior designer, don’t worry, there are a few easy steps you can take to improve your living space. The best place to start is by deciding whether you would like to use colour to complement or contrast.

Complement
If you are wanting to open up a small space, use lighter colours. Pastels and light colours provide a fresh but relaxing atmosphere, which is perfect for living and bedroom spaces. They work in harmony alongside greys, whites and beiges in most homes by adding a little warmth and brightness. Pastels also look fantastic alongside cool textures such as polished concrete and timber accents.

Contrast
Bold colours are impactful – they create a statement and add personality to any room. When choosing a bright or bold colour consider it your ‘feature’. Trust your instincts, use it deliberately and sparingly. You can effectively coordinate with cushions, rugs and lamps to tie in with your chosen bold colour. Use textures or colours that are similar in tone (but not identical) when choosing these accents to ensure they seamlessly coordinate and don’t leave the room feeling too ‘matchy matchy’.

Quick Tip: a darker colour is best when styling a home theatre or cinema! Check out our fantastic selection of theatre curtains.

If you are wanting more recommendations, our wonderful Décor Consultants can visit your home and offer valuable advice on potential colour options to help you create the perfect look for your home and budget. Contact us now to arrange your free in-home measure, quote and design consultation.