How to choose living room Curtains + Blinds in 2024.

The heart of your home — the living room. Where gatherings with family and friends, movie nights, and cosy moments on the couch unfold.

Words by
dc+b editor

With the beginning of a new year, many of us are itching to give our spaces a fresh makeover. Staying trendy, but not losing that homely feeling we cherish. One of the key elements that can elevate the aesthetic and functionality of your living space is choosing the right Curtains and Blinds for your home. In this guide, we’ll take you through the latest trends and our advice on choosing the perfect window treatments for your living room in 2024, tailored to your unique preferences and needs.

Motorised recessed roller blinds in theatre room

Which should I choose for my living room - Curtains or Blinds?

This question is always playing on our customers minds, but the real question to ask yourself is what matters the most to you. Choosing between Curtains or Blinds does come down to your personal taste, practical considerations, and the atmosphere you want to create in your living room.

At dollar curtains + blinds, both our Curtains and Blinds share a variety of similarities that make them stand out in the world of window furnishings.

  • Australian designed and made
  • Over 500 fabric choices from leading designer brands
  • Stringent quality control and testing
  • Custom made to fit any window size or shape

Main differences between Curtains vs Blinds


Curtains work their magic by creating the illusion of height in a room, introducing movement and texture, and touching a space with softness and warmth. On the other hand, Blinds, with their affordability and low maintenance, offer a slimline fit and contemporary appeal, blending functionality with style.



Motorised recessed Blockout Roller Blind



Our top recommendations for your living room:

Sheer Curtains.

For an infusion of softness in your living room that seamlessly welcomes the natural daylight, Sheer Curtains are the way to go. They not only introduce a gentle ambiance, but also connect your indoor and outdoor living spaces. With a selection of styles to choose from, Sheer Curtains elegantly drift across your windows.

Double Curtains.

Can’t decide between natural ambience or maintaining privacy in your living room? Our Double Curtains provide both! This design combines a Blockout Curtain and Sheer Curtain on the same window, resulting in a well-designed and practical finish. Ideal for all times of day, open the Blockout Curtains during the day to welcome in natural light, while maintaining daytime privacy. During the evening, simply close the Blockout Curtains for complete light control, night time privacy, noise reduction, and thermal insulation.

Roller Blinds.

The beauty of Roller Blinds in your living room is their ability to control light, block glare, and disappear when you need. A benefit of our Roller Blinds is being both child and pet safe, eliminating any added stress. With a premium hardware system from Rollease Acmeda, these Blinds promise smooth and quiet operation, a modern aesthetic, and easy lifting.

Roman Blinds.

Are you after a soft, layered look for your living room? Our Roman Blinds may just be the perfect addition. Not only do they offer the flexibility to adjust light and cast a soft glow, but also serve as great insulators to save on energy bills. These blinds can be raised above your living room window, acting as a stylish pelmet while still allowing that natural light.

Choosing the right colours

Selecting the right colour Curtains or Blinds for your living room is the key to creating a stylish yet comfortable space. Firstly, it’s important to consider your desired outcome — do you want your window furnishings to stand out, or add a gentle softness to your living room?

Start with assessing the elements in your living room that already exist. If you already have a statement item that stands out, opt for Curtains and Blinds with softer hues. On the other hand, if your aim is to make a statement, darker colours might be the ideal choice. It’s important to align the colours with the overall mood you wish to convey. For a living room that’s cosy and inviting, choose a palette that reflects these feelings.

Should Curtains or Blinds be lighter or darker than your living room couch?

When deciding whether your Curtains or Blinds should be lighter or darker than your couch, take your existing colour scheme into account. If you have a dark couch, matching window furnishings can create a comfortable ambience, while a lighter shade can introduce brightness into the living room. Similarly, if your couch is light, choose Curtains and Blinds that maintain an airy feel, or opt for a darker shade in a similar tone, to introduce some contrast.

To make your living room appear more spacious, one of our key recommendations is to choose fabrics in a slightly lighter shade than your wall colour. For larger spaces, use a darker colour to create a snug space.

Keeping up with the latest trends

For those wanting to stay on board with the latest trends for your living room in 2024, the focus extends beyond mere style to include overall functionality, perfectly suited to the dynamic needs of modern households.

With technology bringing that extra level of convenience to our everyday lives, our automated range is more popular than ever. This technology allows you to control your living room window furnishings with a single device, eliminating the need for any cords or chains. A game changer for households with children and pets, our automated window coverings not only present a sleek aesthetic, but also prioritise safety. Recognising the living room as a central space in the house, and with sustainability gaining importance, our extensive range of Curtains and Blinds seamlessly aligns with eco-conscious living, saving your energy bills.

With minimalistic designs also rising in popularity, dollar curtains + blinds have various product options with an array of shades to enhance your living room’s aesthetic. Lastly, the trend of layering is gaining momentum, with our Double Curtains proving to be a popular choice for homeowners seeking the best of both worlds.

Choose your new living room Curtains or Blinds with the dc+b team today.

With over 55 years’ experience in the making, we know all the little things that go into crafting the perfect Curtains and Blinds. Let us help you transform your house into a home. Order up to five free fabric samples today, or simply find your nearest store and visit our friendly team.

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