How to Choose the Perfect Curtains for Your White Walls

March 22, 2024
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Deciding on exactly the right curtains or blinds when faced with a white room truly can feel daunting. At Creative Curtains, we prefer to think of it as a blank canvas, ready and waiting for you to make the room your own with your particular tastes and flair.

The possibilities are vast and each choice can dramatically alter the space’s atmosphere. To narrow things down and inspire your thinking, here are some key considerations:

White on White 

A minimalistic, monochromatic white-on-white approach is often proof that less is more. Choosing white curtains or blinds for white walls will give your space a light and airy atmosphere. 

For white on white to work and not feel too clinical, consider your furniture choices. If you have bold patterns and colours or dark furniture, white curtains can be a fantastic way to introduce a lighter tone and tie the room together. If your furniture is made up of pale shades however, the addition of white runs the risk of making the space feel washed out.

Tip 1: Lighter toned or white curtains or blinds are best used in rooms where there is less likelihood of anything getting spilt or causing stains.

Tip 2: There are many types of whites varying between warm and cooler shades. When choosing the right tone for your walls, consider the undertones of the white on your walls and how they look at different light levels throughout the day.

A Touch of Texture

Adding a touch of texture with textured curtains is a simple way to add interest and sophistication to your space without needing to go too bold or extreme. It’s also a great way to soften up your white walls. 

Some top fabric picks for textured curtains would be linen, wool or cotton in lighter, neutral shades or tone-on-tone woven material.

Moody Elegance

The striking contrast between darker toned curtains against white walls can add a touch of drama to your space. Choosing darker curtains or blinds can create a captivating focal point, especially if the curtains are used to frame around a beautiful piece of furniture.

Tip: Going fully black for a darker tone can create too harsh a contrast, a deep navy or dark charcoal will still create that moody contrast without being too extreme.

Embrace Bold Patterns

Inject personality and vibrancy into your white space with bold floral or leafy-patterned curtains or blinds. These eye-catching motifs bring a sense of nature indoors, infusing the room with energy and vitality. Whether you prefer subdued or vibrant hues, incorporating bold patterns can uplift the ambiance while maintaining the freshness of white walls.

Vibrant Colour Accents

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider choosing curtains or blinds in bold blocky colours. Draw inspiration from your existing furniture, or browse the latest colour trends from Pantone and Dulux to guide your direction, infusing the room with a pop of liveliness.

If fully committing to bold hues feels daunting, opt for patterns that incorporate your desired colours, striking a balance between daring and familiar.

Wrapping Up

Ultimately, selecting curtains or blinds for a space full of white walls involves a careful blend of personal style, practical considerations and a keen eye for balance.

Whether you want to head down a more minimalist route with white-on-white, embrace bold colours and patterns, or experiment with different textures and tones, it’s important to keep in mind that each choice contributes to forming the space’s ambiance as well as reflecting your personal taste. 

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and transform your white walled space? 

Enhance your home’s style and functionality today! Get in touch with our talented Creative Curtains team through the link below or by calling us on 04 2323 868, we can guide you through the whole curtain making process.