Once reserved for industrial spaces and high rise offices, blinds may not be the first choice that comes to mind when considering window coverings for a design inspired by natural colours and textures. Today’s modern blinds, however can not only work well within a natural scheme, they can actually enhance an organic ambiance and bring in the perfect amount of sunlight to illuminate the room with the use of harsh electric lighting.

In terms of colour and texture, timber wood blinds are a ‘natural’ choice. Warm tones of mahogany or oak can really blend well with wood floors, or create a beautiful frame for a window overlooking a garden. If you’re working in a kitchen or bathroom you can achieve the same look with a long-lasting set of Ecowood Venetian Blinds.

You can also take a less literal interpretation of nature. Why not highlight a natural space using a gorgeous light filtering blind to let the light in? Sometimes it’s the most unobtrusive choice that ends up looking the most organic- a sheer white blind, for example, will let the other aspects of the room shine without calling too much attention. We also love the look and feel of hanging your blinds slightly lower in the window, allowing the natural light to shine in the top edge.

Roman blinds are a nice choice for a comfortable room with softer edges. Draping fabrics and rich textures can be amazingly cosy and inviting. While they may not scream Zen or ‘outdoors’ they do help to achieve a very simple, plush space that’s perfect for spending a bit more time in.

If you’re looking for the right window covering for a natural room, remember that your choices go beyond curtains; blinds can often achieve a similar or even better effect.