A modern or contemporary home creates a much different aesthetic than more conventional styles, which presents an engaging way to explore interior design. If you’re worried about modern elements seeming dull or unimaginative, you’ll be happy to know that even the most minimalist homes can create engaging design. It’s all about choosing the ideal features, such as new custom window treatments suited to your personal sense of style.
A great way to find out more about your aesthetic is with a free virtual or in-home consultation. A local design consultant can review your ideas and explore the best materials, helping you turn your dream modern interior into a reality. To help you get started, here are five modern design elements to consider when choosing new window treatments.
First, Simplify the Shape and Structure
Modern and contemporary homes usually do away with plush furniture, bustling textures and loud colors. Alternatively, they prefer simplified looks that can attract the eye toward select features. New custom window treatments are a great choice for those features, so it’s worthwhile to figure out the basic look. Roller shades or interior shutters will probably be your best bet.
1. Simple, Bold Lines
Modern styles work well with strong boundaries in between spaces and clearly formed edges. Window treatments with bold outlines and silhouettes should be your priority. You might imagine shades or shutters at first, but even blinds can cover this design element. For example, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels present symmetry and convenience because they’re precise at both the top and bottom of big windows rather than hanging down unattached.
2. Simple, Uncluttered Materials
Even though texture isn’t always noticeable from a distance, up close it can significantly alter your opinion of design elements. Crowded patterns can hunt chaotic. Modern or contemporary styles can work with texture and detailed materials, but you want to evenly distribute it throughout the room.
Next, Emphasize ThoseDetails with Simpler Colors
Now that you’ve established the starting look of your window treatments, you want to coordinate that look with the perfect color. The modern homes most often featured in magazines can appear a little sterile with plenty of black and white, but you don’t have to limit yourself that much.
3. Neutral or Natural Colors
There is a wide assortment of neutral colors and earth tones that can enhance a contemporary design. What takes center stage is the intensity of the color’s hue, which is why modern homes often favor dull or even pastel shades. A great way to soften up the color on your window treatments is by selecting a sheer fabric. This offers the additional benefit of a larger amount of natural light. Silhouette® Window Shadings are designed with floating horizontal vanes and no cords, making them an excellent choice for modern style.
Finally, Opt For Fabrics or Accessories with Handy Benefits
You don’t have to give up convenient functionality for a clean final look. In fact, many gorgeous window treatments can be customized with control systems and fabric types that ensure they’re just as easy to use as they are beautiful.
4. Seamless Controls
Simple, easy-to-use controls are central to keeping window treatments from being annoying or cumbersome to adjust. Mechanized systems or hidden controls are both good options for simplifying the aesthetic of the window treatments. For example, the PerfectView™ Louver Control System covers the tilt bar from view and is great for a beautiful pair of LouverWood™ Plantation Shutters.
5. Ample Natural Light
Many modern homes don’t include a lot of detail in their homes because they let large, floor-to-ceiling windows provide the visual focus. You can pull in lots of natural light through these windows with sheer fabrics or treatments that tuck neatly away above or to the side.
Create Your Home’s Modern Design with Contemporary Window Treatments.
New window treatments from Louver Shop of Jacksonville can help you elevate a space right away, from seeming outdated to tailor-made for you. If you use some time to find treatments that feature contemporary design elements, you’ll be one step closer to modern magnificence. To help make the process a little simpler, don’t forget to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation. Request one today by giving us a call at 888-428-1415.
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