A popular New Year’s Resolution for many homeowners is cutting down on clutter. Putting away decorations and cleaning up will help to some degree, but there are other options for creating clear, open spaces. Think about expanding the idea of clutter to mean “visual noise” or excessive detail. While it may seem counterintuitive to add something, new window treatments are exceptionally versatile. By simplifying their overall look, your window treatments can help declutter the room as a whole without compromising a stunning aesthetic.
If you’re having a tough time picturing those kinds of window treatments, the design expertise of Louver Shop of Charlotte can help. Our free, in-home consultation service delivers the convenience of the showroom right to you. Explore colors and materials to create a perfect look. To help you get started, continue below for our guide on using window treatments for decluttering your home.
Begin with Clean Lines and Simple Silhouettes
Among the most popular types of window treatments, shades are typically the simplest in terms of visual appeal. Many options consist of a single length of fabric, reducing busy textures and outlines. Louver Shop of Charlotte’s custom Hunter Douglas shades can fit seamlessly into a wide range of window shapes, ensuring a cohesive appearance.
Roman Shades: A popular option for trendy looks, roman shades fold neatly into pleats when raised. For example, our Vignette® Modern Roman Shades can offer the privacy or light filtering you want with clean lines and beautiful colors. If energy efficiency is your priority, we offer roman shades with a honeycomb design, designed with pockets of air for efficient insulation.
Roller and Solar Shades: For an even more minimalist look, try roller or solar shades. Our designer roller shades come in hundreds of available fabrics, so you’ll be spoiled for choice. We encourage subtle patterns or texture as they can add visual detail to the shades without looking too busy.
Other Options: While Roman and roller shades are fantastic choices for simplicity, they’re not your only option. Vertical blinds—such as our Cadence® Soft Vertical Blinds—appear nearly invisible when perpendicular to the window and stack neatly against one another when closed.
Soften Things Up with Sheer Fabrics and Scattered Light
Sheer fabrics are an easy choice for an uncluttered look, taking the edge off harsh sunlight and evening out the light and shadows in a space. Scattered sunlight provides a softer look that remains consistent all day. When sunlight fills a room more directly, the changing shadows can detract from contemporary or minimalist décor.
Many Louver Shop of Charlotte Roman shades and roller shades are available in sheer fabrics. And if natural light isn’t something you’re concerned about, opaque fabrics create a similar sense of simplicity. They can make an ideal treatment for bedrooms where consistent darkness is needed.
Swap Corded Controls for Motorized Convenience
Manual controls for window treatments include cords, louvers and wands. Our manual window treatments are durable and easy to use, but they’re no longer a necessary feature. Automated window treatments use motors and remote control to make moving them even more convenient. And by going cordless, you can further streamline their final look while maintaining a consistent sense of style with the rest of the room.
Our Solera® Roman Shades are a classic example. Not only do they provide privacy and light filtering, but multiple control systems well suited for a clean look. The Powerview® Wi-Fi operating system can be adjusted with your smartphone, while the LiteRise® system allows you to pull and push the shades themselves for adjustment.
Other Tips and Tricks
Use light neutrals or like colors: White, grey and beige always provide a sense of cleanliness while complementing most other colors. You can also try shades that are just a bit lighter or darker compared to the walls, as this maintains a minimalist look without appearing bland.
Larger-sized blinds and louvers simplify texture: Even though shades are used for their simplicity, the right shutters or blinds can still fit beautifully into an uncluttered aesthetic. You’ll want to use larger louver or blind sizes as they appear less dense.
Trade layered treatments for a single, more versatile option: While layered treatments can provide the most control over privacy and light, the varied textures and materials may start to feel too busy for some homeowners. Investing in a single, high-quality window treatment can offer the best of both style and functionality.
Declutter Your Home with Louver Shop of Charlotte
Tidying up your home for 2022 doesn’t have to involve a broom or dust cloth. With Louver Shop of Charlotte, it starts with beautiful window treatments designed to last and show off your sense of style. Try our free consultation service—available in-home or virtually—to quickly compare styles, colors, fabrics and every other detail with the help of your very own design expert.
Request your window treatment consultation today by calling Louver Shop of Charlotte at 888-428-1415.