I always thought that matchstick blinds were for a tropical or Asian look, but I saw them placed in a family room that I thought was tradtional looking. It had leaf green painted walls, a leather chair and matching ottoman with an off white shabby chic sofa and a turned leg tradtional coffee table . The room also was loaded with windows so I kind of think it was a finished breezeway or a sun room. The question is…..are matchstick blinds appropriate with traditional furniture? I did not think this room was particularly tropical because it had no plants.