A modern or contemporary home delivers a totally different aesthetic than traditional styles, which presents an exciting way to try a different interior design. If you’re worried about modern elements looking bland or plain, you’ll be happy to find out that even the most minimalist homes can offer engaging design. It’s all about picking out the right features, like new custom window treatments tailored to your personal sense of style.
A convenient way to better understand your ideal look is through a free virtual or in-home consultation. A local design consultant can evaluate your ideas and compare the best choices, helping you turn your dream modern interior into a reality. To help you start, here are five modern design elements to take into account when choosing new window treatments.
First, Simplify the Shape and Structure
Modern and contemporary homes usually do away with soft furniture, lively textures and flashy colors. As an alternative, they go with simplified looks that can draw the eye toward select features. New custom window treatments are a great choice for those features, so it’s important to figure out the basic look. Roller shades or interior shutters will likely be your best bet.
1. Sharp, Strong Lines
Modern styles are well suited to using strong boundaries between spaces and clearly formed edges. Window treatments with striking outlines and silhouettes should be the priority. You might come up with shades or shutters at first, but even blinds can fulfill this design element. For example, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels present symmetry and convenience because they’re fixed at both the top and bottom of spacious windows rather than hanging down unattached.
2. Simple, Uncluttered Materials
Even though texture isn’t always noticeable from the other side of the room, up close it can significantly alter your impression of design elements. Cluttered patterns can appear frenzied. Modern or contemporary styles can succeed with texture and intricate materials, but you want to consistently spread it throughout the room.
Next, Highlight ThoseDetails with Simpler Colors
Now that you’ve established the starting look of your window treatments, you should coordinate that look with the ideal color. The modern homes often showcased in magazines can appear slightly boring with plenty of black and white, but you don't need to restrict yourself so much.
3. Neutral or Natural Colors
There is a broad variety of neutral colors and earth tones that should complement a contemporary design. What you should prioritize is the depth of the color’s hue, which is why modern homes routinely favor more faded or even pastel shades. An easy way to soften up the color on your window treatments is by picking a sheer fabric. This comes with the additional benefit of greater natural light. Silhouette® Window Shadings come with floating horizontal vanes and no cords, making them a superb choice for modern style.
Finally, Choose Fabrics or Accessories with Practical Benefits
You shouldn't have to sacrifice convenient functionality for a clean final look. In fact, many stunning window treatments can be customized with control systems and fabric types that ensure they’re just as easy to use as they are stunning.
4. Seamless Controls
Straightforward, easy-to-use controls are central to keeping window treatments from being frustrating or tedious to adjust. Mechanized systems or hidden controls are both great options for simplifying the aesthetic of the window treatments. For example, the PerfectView™ Louver Control System hides 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 cover their interior spaces with detail because they allow large, floor-to-ceiling windows to provide the visual interest. You can draw in tons 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 Charlotte can help you transform a space right away, from feeling outdated to tailor-made for you. If you take some time to select treatments that emphasize contemporary design elements, you’ll be one step closer to modern splendor. To help make the process a little quicker, don’t forget to request a free virtual or in-home consultation. Schedule one today by getting in touch with us at 888-428-1415.
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