Zebra roller or Curtains - Why not both?
We often are stuck in decisions. Grey couch, brown couch or red pill, blue pill. The same goes for window treatments and it can be even more difficult combining zebra blinds with curtains. Not only do we need to consider optics like color, size and shape. We also need to consider functionality if we put a curtain over blinds. Do we want them to complement each other or should they come with the same benefits?
That being said we need to highlight that blinds as well as curtains come with different functions and complete different optic before we combine zebra shades with curtains. So what are those and how to combine them to get the wanted result? We will give you some insights on the different possibilities of zebra blinds and curtains.
Let us first have a look at the different benefits of those two transitional window treatments and how a curtain over blinds could even improve your bills.
Roller Blinds Zebra
Blinds and shades are often more seen on the practical side of window treatments. Zebra roller offer UV and light blocking while taking less space than a curtain does. After combining zebra blinds with curtains the main benefit of blinds and shades is that they take way less space, basically they are just the same size as your window is. Then there are specific benefits like offering a more controlled light management. Want 10% light coming through? Adjust the zebra blinds with a pull of the cord.
Curtains do offer light and UV blocking as well, however they come more with a decorative approach which lets them take more space. This decorative approach can have an impact on your whole room when you combine zebra blinds with curtains. Large curtains can make your room look bigger. Due to their size they also offer a more bold option for color highlights in your decoration.
Reasons to Combine Zebra Blinds with Curtains
Out of a technical view you might slowly guess why it does make a lot of sense to combine zebra shades with curtains. A curtain over blinds can offer you endless possibilities on how to decorate and manage light. Blackout options combined with light filtering options make sure you can choose any grade of light filtering at any time of the day.
Apart from this, there are many optical benefits of zebra blinds and curtains. While curtains can make your room bigger especially when opened, there would still be roller blinds zebra to take care about the light management. And if your color palette is important to you. Zebra blinds with curtains means two surfaces to match these colors.
At the end you can also see it as an further layer for insulation and light blocking. Similar to cellular shades that use air in between, a layer of shade, air and curtains does have excellent insulating features as an layer of air in between the different layers of window treatments.
Ways to Combine Zebra Shades with Curtains
Let us have a look at colors first. Here we do recommend to not go with two different prints or patterns while combining zebra blinds with curtains. The result will be much better looking if you combine a plain color with a patterned or printed one. Use a nice contrast or just match them to you existing color palette. Have in mind that it is much more easy to replace a curtain than it is to replace a zebra roller.
Here we gathered a few options on how to combine and place curtain over blinds. Feel free to save the pin for later.
If you want them to create an illusion of a bigger room, hang both window treatments curtains and roller blinds zebra as high as possible, just inches below the ceiling. Maybe even add an valance.