Bedroom Window Dressings

Lisa Cooper

BY Lisa Cooper

Published: 01 February 2017 Updated: 21 May 2024

Bedroom Window Dressings

Whether you're searching for the right type of product for your bedroom windows, or you're looking for style tips and inspiration, we've a whole host of options to create the bedroom of your dreams.

Why bedrooms matter

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Why bedrooms matter

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. It is a sanctuary where you rest, relax, and rejuvenate after a long day. One of the most important factors in creating a comfortable and peaceful bedroom environment is choosing the right window dressings. The choice of options is wide and varied, so lets take a closer look at a range of products and try to hone in on the key element that are needed to create the perfect bedrooms.

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Colour

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Colour

There’s a theory that says you should only have calm or pale colours in a bedroom, to enable a more peaceful mindset to help you sleep, so no reds or sunshine yellows but there’s also a school of thought that says being comfortable in the space is more important so if red is your favourite colour then you’ll be more relaxed in a red room than in a pastel room and therefore sleep better.  The compromise is to go paler and add accents of colour with cushions, throws or window dressings.

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Texture

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Texture

Texture can really make a bedroom a warm and inviting space, but again personal preference can play a really big part in that. Soft and cosy fabrics such as boucle or velvet can create an enveloping and snug vibe, but to some people they’re over-stimulating and too heavy, preferring simple mid-weight fabric, perhaps with just an embroidered embellishment. Others swear by crisp cool cotton, particularly in the hot summer nights and you can replicate this feel at your window not only in fabric but also with glossy painted shutters. Wooden blinds or stained wooden shutters are a great accompaniment to natural fabrics too, like cotton and linen, creating a peaceful and calming vibe.

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What’s the best product for a bedroom window?

With so many different options to choose from where do you start? Again, you can let personal preference play its part to some extent. Prefer the classic look of wood? Shutters and wood blinds are ideal.  Those looking for a softer look can opt for Roman blinds. Need something with thermal benefits? Duette® blinds are a viable option.  Additional solar reflective challenges? Pleated blinds can help here. Lets take a look at each of them in more detail.

Shutters

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Shutters

Shutters are an ideal choice for creating a safe “shut the world out” type setting which can be really beneficial to aiding sleep.
Styles such as Full Height, Tier on Tier and Solid shutters all create that snug feeling when they’re closed and often that can be enough. For shutters such as Café style shutters, where only a portion of the window is covered, you’re likely to want additional solutions. You can opt for a range of blind styles and fabrics and choose to lower them fully behind your shutters or simply to meet the top.

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Beyond the standard shades

And don’t forget that shutters come in more than just white; our hardwood shutters feature a range of wood stains that range from pale to dark, such as Golden Fall, Floral Cherry and Autumn’s Eve, while our Harlequin colour shutter collection includes green, ochre and grey in warm shades for a more modern look

Roman blinds

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Roman blinds

If you want a traditional look with fabric and are looking for a blind that’s available in a wide choice of colour, texture and pattern then Roman blinds are probably the most obvious choice.  They’re a great way to add accent colour, or to co-ordinate with bedding to create a more pulled-together look. Our Roman blinds can also be made with different linings, so you can opt for an interlining that helps retain heat, or if you’re a light sleeper and tend to wake as the sun rises then a blackout lining can really help with that challenge.

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Duette® blinds

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Duette® blinds

With their honeycomb design that traps warm air at draughty windows, Duette® blinds can help if your bedroom often feels cold at the end of the day, which isn’t always conducive to a good night’s sleep.  There’s plenty of colour choice too, and the effect is slightly softer, especially when the blinds are lowered so worth considering if you’re a little wary of having too much colour. Although they’re not soft fabrics in the traditional sense, there are some that have a silk appearance, and some have a pattern to them that also adds a little texture.

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Pleated blinds

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Pleated blinds

Visually similar to Duette® blinds, Pleated blinds are a single panel, rather than Duette®’s combined double panels.  They’re very slimline and sleek looking too, so if you have a series of smaller windows or reduced space around the window frame they may be the perfect choice. If your bedroom faces south and gets a lot of direct sunlight through the day, Pleated blinds can help keep the temperature down, as certain fabrics have a solar reflective coating. A range of colours and textured patterns give you a range of choice too.

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Wooden blinds

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Wooden blinds

With a look that’s similar to shutters but the space-saving benefits of blinds, wooden blinds can be a great choice for bedroom windows. Wooden blinds give you that greater level of light control while still affording privacy, which is quite an important factor in a bedroom.  Our blinds are crafted from wood, and available in a range of paints and stains, so you can choose between the warm natural look of wood or a more contemporary take.

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Smart electric blinds

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Smart electric blinds

If ease of use is at the top of your list, then take a look at blinds that can be motorised, which gives you a variety of ways to control them. Ideal for luxury bedrooms, motorised blinds can be operated with a remote control, perhaps even from the comfort of your bed! With the addition of a hub much like the one you have for Wi-Fi access, your electric blinds become smart, extending the ways you can operate them. Download the app on your phone or tablet and your options extend beyond opening and closing, from timers to scene setting, whether you’re in the bedroom or not; great for security if you’re not at home, especially if you have lights on timers that you can sync with too. And if you already have Alexa or Google Assistant at your beck and call then operating your blinds is another task they can take on, for the ultimate hands-free control.

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Architectural factors

Of course, we've assumed so far that your bedroom has nothing more challenging to deal with than some standard shaped windows within standard walls, but we know that's not always the case and there can be a whole host of features and fittings that can add an extra challenge when it comes to choosing the right dressing for our bedroom window, but whatever it is, with over 30 years’ experience, we probably have the perfect solution.

Bay window

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Bay window

Bay windows can be a really stunning feature but they do present their own challenge. Because our shutters and blinds are custom-made to fit your window we can supply bay window treatments across our entire range, allowing you to really make the most of the natural light by day while still enjoying privacy and light control at night. Roman blinds such as these are a practical choice as they highlight the three individual windows without swamping the space.

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Box Bay Window

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Box Bay Window

If you have a box bay window, then shutters can work really well here, as they highlight the shape, hugging the window frame and almost pushing the shape out of the room and making it seem larger and more expansive, rather than the less satisfying but frequently seen curtain rod placed across the front section with floor length curtains that almost act like decorative panels when closed - it may be effective at blocking light but it also effectively blocks off the feature from view and making for a visually small bedroom.

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Shaped Windows

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Shaped Windows

Finding the right product for any shaped window can be a challenge and with the extra dimension of considerations for a bedroom window it's even more so. Thankfully we have the solution as our products are bespoke made for your windows, and most of our shutters and blinds can be crafted for unusual shapes. If your bedroom benefits from an eye catching window style like this floor to ceiling triangular pattern that's close to the bed, then you need a window dressing that operates on multiple levels as it has to offer privacy, ideally provide some blackout, give access to the windows, work with the style of the window and create a look that makes the most of the space. Pleated and Duette® blinds can achieve most of these things but our shaped shutters really highlight the feature, letting light in when wanted and by how much, without losing all privacy.

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Doors

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Doors

Doors within a bedroom can really change how the space works, especially if they bring different materials into the room or change the ratio from the top of the frames to the ceiling with the existing windows, or the spacing along the walls between windows and doors. If the door opens onto a patio or out into a garden then it's lovely to be able to bring the outside into your interiors and create a blur between the two, rather than having the bedroom window treatment act as a barrier.

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In and out

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In and out

The most important question to ask yourself is "do I need access to this door". If the answer is no, then you can really go wild with your window treatment ideas and use block colour blinds as decorative panels. If you do use the doors, then easy access becomes your prime concern. Depending on the type of door, be it patio, bi-fold or French door we offer a host of different blinds and shutters that are custom-made to fit perfectly, allowing you to bridge that gap between outside and inside by day and still enjoy a good night's sleep.

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Summary

So you can see that when it comes to choosing the best bedroom window dressings it depends on which of the factors we’ve discussed are most important to you and your setting.

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