Do you generally prefer to have blinds over your windows yet you value the aesthetics of your interior? If your answer to the question is a resounding ‘yes’, then we’ve got just the thing for you! Decorative cloth tapes for blinds are actually something you can buy to help enhance the otherwise plain and non-descript visuals of typical blinds. Blinds often lose out in personality and visual appeal compared to curtains, but this will no longer be the case with these decorative cloth tapes and blinds with tapes. Coming in a variety of colors and patterns, there is bound to be a specific design of decorative cloth tape perfect for every setting and occasion that you can think of. They are typically made of cotton and are to be fixed along both sides of the blinds where the cords run. Most blinds have slats with holes drilled into them for the cords to be woven into and this can be rather unsightly for some. Thankfully, these decorative cloth tapes also serve to mask and cover up these cords and holes, perfect for picky and particular interior design lovers.
Why Choose Blinds with Cloth Tapes?
At this point, you might be thinking that you can save the trouble of choosing and coordinating the blinds and cloth tapes by simply getting a curtain of your liking. Firstly, there is the ease of maintenance to consider. While blinds accumulate dust easily on the slats and require you to dust them off regularly, it definitely beats the effort needed to clean curtains. Some curtains need specific cleaning regimes which include dry-cleaning only, handwashing, or spot clean. Furthermore, curtains may degrade or fade over time with frequent washing and exposure to sunlight, which defeats the purpose of achieving the perfect looking interior. With blinds, you can maintain decently cleaned blinds with a hand vacuum or a handy duster brush.
Secondly, blinds truly provide homeowners with a high level of privacy and coverage from light. In fact for blinds, one can control the amount of sunlight streaming in just by adjusting the slats—something that is not easily achievable with curtains alone.
Now that blinds are in your consideration, here’s why getting them with cloth tapes is a smart choice. Do not be fooled by its simple appearance as cloth tapes can come in handy to help prevent sunlight from seeping through the holes in slots and ruin the whole home aesthetic you were aiming for. Those sensitive to sunlight need not worry about being woken up by piercing rays of sunlight in their bedroom as the daybreaks. They also provide complete privacy from the pesky eyes of your nosy neighbors if that is a key concern for you.
In terms of visuals, these tapes are pleasant to look at and help to value add to the appearance of the environment. Some designs are loud and full of personality, while some are chic and sophisticated-looking—there is a design for every need and stylistic choice. Lastly, most do help to reduce the harshness and dullness of blinds, and help the blinds blend and fit in nicely with the overall atmosphere and decor of the room.
Choosing the Winning Combination of Blinds and Cloth Tapes
Although the kind of blinds and decorative cloth tape chosen is entirely up to one’s personal taste and preference, there are certain combinations of blinds and cloths that stand out amongst others when paired together for a synergistic effect. Having said that, it is easy to achieve such an effect with just some consideration and thought without compromising your personal taste.
One tip is to consider whether the cloth tape of your choosing would complement or contrast the blinds you already installed. This will help guide you in choosing the color, pattern and design of the cloth tape. For a complementary look, the color of cloth tape should be one that goes well with the color of your blinds. An easy way to do this is to simply google “complementary colors” together with the color of the blinds. Conversely, for the contrasting look, the color of the cloth trap should stand out from the blinds and vice versa. You can similarly google “contrast colors” for some inspiration and color combinations.
We recommend faux wood blinds for the living rooms, bedrooms, study, and other similar spaces. To bring an element of fun into the room, one can choose contrasting bright orange tapes to pair with white blinds. Another popular and classic contrasting look is black tapes on white blinds. Such contrasting looks work perfectly in living rooms where you usually entertain your guests. Complementary looks are best in workspaces where you want some elegance and subtlety which help you concentrate to get some chores or work done. You can achieve this by pairing grey tapes on white blinds or with matching brown tapes on wooden blinds.
Wooden Blinds Considerations
Speaking of wooden blinds, these specific types of blinds can come with decorative tapes or without them upon request. However, be warned that once you decide on getting the wooden blinds with the tapes, it is not possible to remove them at will. This is because the tapes are part of the blinds’ mechanism in controlling the slats and the raising and lowering of the blinds. It is imperative that you give it some thought as your other choice would be to remove the blinds completely and install a brand new one of your liking. This will cost you some money though.
A principle that you should live by as you decide on how to choose and stylize your blinds is to listen to your heart and choose what you like. Interior design is all about your personal tastes and preferences. You would want to return to a home where you are surrounded with positive energy and the decor you like, instead of one that is professionally designed but you do not have any attachment or liking towards. All in all, blinds are great window coverings with a mix of functionality and style. To further enhance the look, one can even choose to add decorative cloth tapes to their blinds to achieve their dream home.