Relaxing Dining Room with Blue Pattern Curtains in Eclipse Denim fabric layered over venetian blinds

How to match your curtains and blinds

Emily Booth one of the writers at Hillarys

by Emily Booth

In-home Advice Expert

Published: 08/03/2019

Updated: 02/03/2023

Read our top tips for choosing curtains and blind fabrics that work beautifully together.

Combining blinds with curtains is a really easy way to mix and match colours, textures and patterns and create a gorgeous focal point for any room. It’s also great for layering practical solutions with more stylish ones, so the finished result not only looks stunning, but works hard too. Read out handy guide to discover how to get the best results from pairing blinds and curtains.

Anika Grey floor length pinch pleat curtains paired with voile roman blinds in bedroom

Function and style

Layering curtains and blinds is great if you’re looking to solve a problem such as light levels, privacy or temperature control.

This wide window lets in plenty of light, so we've chosen a sheer Voile Roman blind to help diffuse some glare while maintaining day time privacy.

Adding curtains softens the space and makes it cosy at night. Choosing a blackout lining will help reduce the amount light creeping it to create a darker environment for sleeping, plus add an extra insulating layer at your window to keep your room at a comfortable temperature. 

boheme teal floor length kitchen curtains paired with blanca taupe roller blind

Practical solutions

Large areas like kitchen diners often have multiple windows and doors.

Windows in a kitchen area may need to be more practical to withstand heat and steam, while dining spaces might call for softness and style.

Here, we’ve opted for a wipeable, moisture resistant Roller blind by the sink, and introduced a vibrant teal with curtains at the door.

Velvet teal roman blind under white and green patterned curtains in a dark, modern dining room

Play with pattern

Pattern is a great way to add interest to your decor. When matching plains and patterns, select a colour from your patterned blind or curtains and use a similar or related colour for your matching plain fabric.

Here, a Roman blind in Darcia Velvet Teal is the perfect background for curtains in Loxly Emerald. Velvet is up there with some of the cosiest of fabrics, making it a great choice for your windows. The thick, heavy nature of this luxurious material not only blocks out light but makes it perfect for insulation too.

wolfe smoulder curtains on window with wooden blinds

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