Different window treatments say and do different things. Long, grand curtains in the dining room add class and also allow for privacy. Shutters work well on smaller windows to add dimension. Roller shades are well suited to rectangular windows in minimalist spaces. Blinds work best in modern-looking rooms thanks to their clean, crisp look. Depending on how you have a space decorated, your window treatments will likely vary. But it’s also important to take into account the window shapes and functions, too.
When To Stay Uniform
If all the windows in one of your rooms are roughly the same size and shape, it is usually best to stay in a uniform style. For example, if a dining room has four rectangular windows, evenly spaced and at the same height, they will look best when all matching, such as four sets of curtains. A good rule of thumb is to look at the uniformity of window type and placement. If the windows themselves are consistent, keep the styling that way, too.
When To Mix It Up
On the other hand, if you have a room that has windows of varying sizes and shapes, you can very easily switch up the types of window treatments. Say you have a large, almost floor-to-ceiling pane on one wall and two small square windows on another. Something grand like curtains or manageable like a roller shade might look best on the large window but would draft the smaller ones. Perhaps they would look better with plantation shutters or blinds. As long as you keep general color schemes and tones similar, you will find that using varying styles looks best.