I love a stylish window treatment but it’s always tricky getting the right fit for French windows and doors as they’re so big! If you have a great view, embrace it with the right window dressing and enjoy it every day. There’s nothing more lovely than the warmth of thick curtains but the practicality of a chic blind seems a logical choice when you live somewhere that can go from freezing cold to boiling hot overnight. A roman or roller blind lets the light in and frames a pretty view perfectly in my view – if you’ll pardon the pun. Here are a few of my favourite chic french style blinds –
5 Stylish French Window Dressings
1. It’s all about the grey! I love the rich look and feel of linen and the way the light can dapple through the fabric. Greys, taupes and crisp white are my favourites. I love these linen roman blinds from La Redoute from £27.00 and at the moment you can shop them with 40% off.
2. If you’re a fan of plain curtains, a nice patterned roman blind is a great way to add a splash of colour. There’s nothing that says French chic more than a crisp stripe is there? I love this blue and white stripe blind from John Lewis from £40.00
3. A thick white and grey striped blind is a great way to bring your grey and white interior scheme together. So Chanel chic! Aptly name Malo, by House of Fraser from £24.75
4. Made to measure blinds are the best bet for unusual sized windows to get the perfect fit. Debenhams has a great selection of fabrics to choose from. For something painterly and romantic, I love this Palermo printed duck egg blind; From £24.00 per metre. Or you could try pairing Fleur de Lys prints or Jacquard style fabrics for an elegant finish in living rooms and bedrooms.
5. I love the simplicity of a white Venetian blind to let light filter in. Very popular in French coastal properties for simple chic with minimal frou frou! These are great value for money from Next priced from £40-£100.00.
If you fancy having a go at making your own Venetian or Roman blinds then there are loads of fabulous home improvement tools on the market. I always think you’re more likely to succeed with the right tools for the job – I love this best value framing nailer for upholstery and framing projects.
Blinds or curtains? It’s a bit like the old carpet or tiles debate. Do you love French chic style? Which would you choose?