Unless you went to school for interior design, there are likely a few things about the design and look of your home that you’re overlooking. First off, most people fail to realize how the color of their furniture and the color of their walls are interrelated. A couch that looks great on the storeroom floor can really look terrible when you put it in your living room if it’s a color that clashes with the colors of your walls and trim. The same goes for every piece of furniture in your home. Another simple thing that people tend to overlook is the style and thickness of their trim and how that can impact how other things are going to look in their home. For instance, in many homes the trim is solid wood that hasn’t been painted over. Thus, when the homeowner goes out and buys a piece of furniture that is also wood but that isn’t the same wood as the trim, the two styles of wood are going to clash with one another. It’s one of the easiest ways to make sure that your home looks like you just threw it together rather than taking your time and considering your options.
The list of things that homeowners overlook when it comes to the design and style of their home is long, so there’s no way to cover all of them here. However, it’s important to highlight the one thing that people most often overlook: their window blinds. It might seem like a small thing in terms of your entire home, but your window treatments, including your window blinds, have a huge impact on the design and style of your home. For starters, purchasing the wrong style and look of blinds is one of the easiest ways to make sure that your entire home clashes with them when you install them. If you have rustic furniture and earth tones in your home, then buying plain white blinds is a terrible idea. Instead, you’ll likely want to find some window blinds that are solid, dark wood or ones that are a darker color. The opposite goes for if you’re buying window blinds from your kitchen and it’s full of bright colors. To put it simply, you want to make sure that the color and style of your window blinds matches the color and style of the room you’re installing them in.
Second, your window blinds will have a huge impact on the lighting of the rooms you put them in. A great set of window blinds draws the morning light into your home and shines it off your hardwood flooring while at the same time keeping the sun’s warm afternoon rays out of the home. These are the kinds of things you need to be thinking about when you’re out shopping for new window blinds for your home. The easiest way to make sure that you end up making the right choice is to work with a professional company like Armstrong Carpet & Linoleum.