Should I Match Wood Blinds With the Wood Floors or the Window Frame?

Redecorating one or more rooms in your home may be a part of the New Year’s Resolutions that you recently made. It is an easy one to keep if you stick to classic methods of switching out the look of a room. Paint can have a big impact in changing the entire feel of a room and so can the window treatments that you choose. If you want to try something new, getting wood window blinds can add a rich touch to the bedroom, library, dining room or living room of your home. Knowing which colors of woods blinds to get when you go shopping for decorative items for your room makeover will go a long way in giving your room a cohesive visual appearance with the flooring and window frame in the room.

Wood window blinds add a natural and warm look to any room just as wood floors would. When the blinds are in the down position with the slats closed, wood blinds offer excellent privacy, light control and efficient at blocking out cold air.

Since the flooring in your room that you wish to decorate is the largest area in the room aside from the ceiling, it helps to ground the room. If your wood window blinds match the floor, the eye will make the connection with the large floor area and it will add visual weight to your blinds. If the blinds are the same color as the window frame, it will give the visual appearance of detachment from the floor.

Whether you choose to match your wood window blinds to the floor or window frame is a matter of your preference. If your window is located on a tall wall and you wish to bring the visual height of the wall down, then it would be better to match the blinds to the flooring. If you match the wood blinds to the window frame, on the other hand, it will draw attention to the window area and away from the floor, which can help to make your wall appear taller. Your eye, as it travels along the room and the wall, will be stopped by the visual weight created with the window dressing and frame in combination.

Since you want to draw attention to the most attractive areas in the room and take attention away from the least attractive, you can place the window treatments accordingly in order to achieve the look you want.