How to choose curtains and blinds for your renovation

Lynne Whitteker
Written by Lynne Whitteker
Russells Consultant
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Almost every room in your home that has a window will need a curtain or blind and when it comes to living spaces and bedrooms, the style and functionality they can offer can’t be ignored.

Whether you already have your style sorted, or you’re unsure about what will work in your home, we think that curtains and blinds are essential when it comes to pulling everything together (no pun intended). With so many fabrics and furnishing options, there are plenty of ways that our range of custom-made curtains and blinds can complete your style. But before getting into that, let’s take a look at how you can make sure you’re getting the most from your budget when you begin your renovation.

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Cedar by Scion in Blush/Toffee/Taupe

Get inspired

Perhaps the hardest decision when it comes to renovations is deciding your overall theme or style. Even if you’re only planning to tackle one room to start, making sure it can be carried on throughout every room will ensure that by the end, your home will look absolutely seamless.

Whether you want to focus on particular colours, patterns, furniture – or all three – there are plenty of places waiting to inspire you. One place we find ourselves going back to often are our Pinterest boards. We’re always pinning new tips and ideas. We even have a board dedicated to interior design.

Understand what you need from your furnishings

After discovering what’s out there, the next consideration should be around what your furnishings can functionally provide. This should go hand-in-hand with the room you’re renovating, because you can maximise certain aspects of your home with the right curtains or blinds.

Take your living room, for example. If you’re thinking about bifold doors to open out onto a deck then vertical and roller blinds or curtains can provide the unimpeded space you want when you’re moving between areas. If it’s your bedroom that is being renovated first, maybe blockout fabrics are what you need.

Elevation by James Dunlop in Ink

Define how much you can take on

If this is your first time renovating, it’s important to figure out everything from budgets to timelines first. That way, you won’t be surprised by anything down the track. If your budget doesn’t allow for you to do the entire house in one go, all you need to do is consider your style and fabric to roadmap how the entire renovation might go.

This takes the stress away of trying to get everything done at once and gives you the ability to start with the most important rooms first. Check out our handy budget template - it’s a great resource when it comes to planning.

Speak to one of our style experts

It’s also worth mentioning that all of our products are available interest-free for 12 months*, and our in-home consultations are absolutely free. Our consultants love being able to meet renovators at their convenience to discuss every option in detail. Click here to book your free, no obligation consultation today.

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