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Styling with Black and Cream Blockout Curtains - The Must-Have Colour Scheme for Living and Home Theatre Curtains

Posted by Jane Dodge BA Fashion Design RMIT: Textile Designer Quickfit Blinds and Curtains on 14th May 2015

Winter is upon us and as we huddle around the fire, curl up on the sofa and dig out our winter socks and layers "the show must go on," as they say in Hollywood. Making a statement in your home that reflects your individual style and taste can be a little daunting, even for the seasoned decorator. Add in the winter chill, and all we seem to focus on is staying warm. So let's start with that.

The colour scheme for curtains in your living and home theatre spaces that we've laid out below can add drama and warmth to any space, alongside of course giving a little TLC to all the other windows throughout our home as well.

Quickfit Blockout Curtains Keep your room warm and dark.

Why use blockout curtains for living room spaces?

It is no surprise that at QuickFit, we love to cover, decorate, and style our windows to perfection, whether it be with curtains or blinds. After all, they are our view to the world, so make sure you give them plenty of TLC and spruce them up.

As far as curtain styles may go, blockout blinds and curtains do hold a special place in the heart of our entire design team here at QuickFit Blinds & Curtains. Blockout curtains keep your home nice and cosy during those chilly winter months. On top of this, these fantastically thick curtain panels do a marvellous job of ensuring that your home's interiors stay nice and cool during summer, simply by blocking out external sources of heat like harsh sunlight. The changing of their functions across the seasons is naturally a huge bonus in anyone's eyes.

This makes blockout curtains an absolute must-add to all modern living room and home theatre spaces, as these window coverings can play a huge role in helping your family and loved ones stay comfortable on family movie nights or game nights year-round.

Why use blockout curtains for home theatre spaces?

On top of blockout curtains being a fantastic source of heat insulation and an asset for any households hoping to practice passive temperature regulation to cut down on their energy bills, blockout curtain and blind panels are also highly effective when it comes to sound insulation. The double or triple layering of blockout curtains effectively absorbs sound from both sides, meaning that your media volume won't leak out onto the street and traffic sounds or other external noises won't be likely to disturb your viewing. With this in mind, there's no better curtains for home theatre spaces than blockout curtain panels.

If the heavier draped curtain is not to your taste, however, a blockout blind with a lovely sheer curtain panel framing your window would be an equally stylish choice. You can enhance the sound insulation qualities of your blockout blinds by investing in a set of double roller blinds.

Here is a styling combination for those who love textiles, a bit of the old and a bit of the new with greys and creams, and of course, the timeless classic style of black against white.

The Design Benefits of Colour Contrasts

Quickfit | Black and Cream Pallet for Window Styling  Quickfit Curtains I Black Curtains

Because blockout curtains and blinds tend to work best when they're layered, you can absolutely invest in a set of darker coloured curtains and blinds as well as some sets in a lighter tone to enhance the final effects that these window coverings hold on your interior spaces. Layering your window coverings is a must for any autumn or winter interior design schemes, as the combining of texture and colour can add a level of cosiness and warmth to your home with minimal fuss.

If you want to take your layering to the next level, however, we recommend incorporating contrasting colours to add depth or dimension to your interiors. As we said earlier, one of our favourite contrasting colour schemes is traditional blacks and greys over whites, beige, and other lighter neutral colours. DIY designers will find that this colour scheme is relatively easy to style and can work well with a wide range of furnishings and decor styles.

You can get some inspiration from our huge range of curtains in blockout and sheer fabrics, and blinds in textures and plain fabrications, all available on our website. Take a look at the latest collections in our online store. You are sure to find a style that suits your taste and budget. Get decorating and cosy up for this coming winter season!