Dark wood colours will also look more authentic, the light pine coloured poles being more akin to an English Country Cottage look and they can also be used to create a more original type of headboard, just a couple of cushion pads with tab tops posted on the pole is all it takes – fancy upholstered headboards would have been a definate no in this style of decor.
An ideal pole for this situation is the Rolls Woodline Curtain Pole
Some windows have a decorative finish painted around outer edge, so clearly curtains would not be appropriate.
Apart from this sandy colour which is still widely used, the original paint colour being made from the sandy pigment in the soil, a deep blue is also a very traditional colour to paint around the window surround, the colour said to deter flies and mosquitoes – personally I would rather not take any chances and fit a fly screen.
A wooden blind, ideally in a similar colour to the window frame can be used as fitting wooden shutters to a house in the U.K. would be totally out of place.
A wooden venetian blind such as the Redwood blind is ideal
but if the window dimensions are rather tight, you may prefer to fit a Metal Venetian Blind as the slats of these blinds are finer so the blind will pleat up tighter than a wooden blind, leaving more of the window opening exposed.
Metal Venetian blinds are available in a huge selection of colours, but to keep with the theme, go for a natural wood finish.
In sunny climes with all this happening outside the window, its also clearly on view from the inside.
but you could be forgiven with our weather for introducing a similar effect from the inside looking out with brightly coloured floral curtains or blinds.
This look is also attractive for bedrooms where you can afford to go floral with a total disregard for the rest of the decor in the house.
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