When you walk into almost any bedroom in America, you’ll likely see at least two similar things in everyone’s room: a bed and a window (and thus also a window covering). And while of course there are other design elements and additional decor present too, beds and windows are especially important not only because of their stature in the room, but also their role. Beds and window treatments like drapery are linked to the bedroom’s primary purpose, sleep, as they help to create a dark, restful environment. Therefore, when designing and coordinating window coverings and bedding, style and function are both important.
One of the easiest ways to coordinate bedding and window treatments is with color. This ranges from a simple shared accent color to entire matching fabric applications. Whether the color use in your décor is saturated and loud or monochromatic and subtle, there are many ways to tie the bedding and window treatments together with color.
Fabric window coverings, like Design Studio™ Drapery, are a great choice if you’re looking to harmonize with color because the range of choice in their fabric collection is utterly exponential. The Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ collection features both natural and synthetic materials including plain and patterned fabrics, woven and non-woven textiles, jacquards, embroideries, and sheers as well as fabric engineered to be more stain-resistant, durable, and UV protective.
The material used for Design Studio™ Drapery is also available for sale by the yard. So, those wanting to coordinate through exact matching for a composed and traditional feel in the bedroom can have custom bedding, drapery, or accent pieces (like throw pillows for the bed or a valance for the window) made from the same material.
Another popular technique to coordinate the décor in your bedroom including the bed and window treatments is to use mood as a uniting theme. So, ask yourself, what mood do you want to create in the bedroom? Are you romantic and passionate? Then Design Studio™ Drapery would be appropriate as its flowing fabric has a more dramatic aesthetic. On the other hand, if you prefer a calm and reflective space a more minimalistic treatment like plantation shutters would better integrate into the design with their clean lines and neutral palette.
Selecting a mood can also help with color coordination as color have physical and mental effects on people. For example, red is stimulating and shown to increase breathing and heart rates. Therefore, it's not the best choice for bedrooms where you want to create a calm reflective mood as the color will clash with the motif and diminish the effectiveness of the design. Opt instead for blue hues, which have a relaxing effect.
The eclectic take on interior design is based around the idea that pieces do not have to match in the traditional sense to go together; rather, pieces of superb design and craftsmanship will naturally harmonize because of their caliber and character. This polished form of a mixed-matched style is based on the quality of the products used, so shopping with respectable, high-end brands like Hunter Douglas is key as their construction, material, hardware, and design are top of the field, and so on a level that is applicable for eclectic interior design styles. If you’re interested in the eclectic look for your home it can be best to consult a design expert whose product knowledge will help in selecting the best window treatments for this quality-focused aesthetic.
Custom Window Coverings sells both Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Drapery and custom bedding, so they can guide you through the process of designing a complete bedroom aesthetic. Custom Window Coverings serves Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, White Rock, Taos, Tesuque, Placitas, Corrales, and Sandia Park, New Mexico from their location near Santa Fe, NM. Request a consultation today!