The x-factor? What about the b-factor: How blinds can transform a room

Karen Hume
Written by Karen Hume
Russells Consultant
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Light-cancelling and warmth-keeping, blinds need not be a necessity - they are also decor delights, blank canvases with the power to transform your interior space.

Think big, think bold, and your new blinds could be one way to change the look of your room without resorting to a costly makeover.

Here is some inspiration for those looking at how to transform their space with a fresh set of blinds.

Embrace natural and faux woods

Wood is a versatile piece of material, commonly used in window blinds. It can be transformed to fit within a contemporary setting, but it is also perfect for those looking for a bit of natural beauty to fill their space.

Venetian blinds with a warm and rich wood grain, or calming light-coloured wood, offer a traditional-twist to a contemporary space and give a fresh, elegant look to windows within a more conventional space.

Alternatively, choose an ultra-modern look with wood that has been transformed. White-coated wood or even a stellar grey are all strikingly clean colours that can make a statement out of every window.

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Embracing colours

Bright and bold, or pale and soothing. Whatever your colour preference there is a blind for you.

Choose from coloured venetian blinds to achieve a layered look, or a solidly coloured roman blind that pops.

For a more soothing look, there’s natural white, cream or grey; a deep elegant look can be achieved through the use of emerald greens, vibrant blues or deep violet hues; and for those hoping to stand out, choose a vibrant red, popping orange or glowing yellow to give you that point of difference.

Embracing patterns

Patterned blinds in a house with otherwise solid colours or austere cream white walls could be the perfect eye-popping addition to your space.

Choose from a range of elegant patterned styles, or something a bit more modern and funky.

Think pretty florals, bold stripes, funky geometrics or an image of your favourite piece of art printed onto a roman blind.

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Custom-made to achieve your dream theme

Custom-made blinds will not offer a quick fix, nor is it always the cheapest option, but like most good things, good blinds take time and a bit of investment.

This option also means you can ensure your new feature blinds look great, fit well and will work exactly as they should.

** From the consultation to having the finished product installed, once you pay your deposit you could be looking at approximately three to four weeks to get your blinds installed.

No time at all to ensure you have the room you want, and the blinds you deserve.

Russells Curtains and Blinds provides these estimates based on a $39.95 per metre fabric with a (9.95 per metre polyester block out lining.

  • 3 Bedroom house with approx. 10 average sized windows - from $2,580
  • 4 Bedroom house with approx. 12 average sized windows, including two living areas – from $3,180

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