A modern or contemporary home creates a completely different aesthetic than traditional styles, which presents an engaging way to try a different interior design. If you’re concerned about modern elements looking dull or unimaginative, you’ll be glad to learn that even the most minimalist homes can feature exciting design. It’s all about choosing the best features, like new custom window treatments tailored to your personal sense of style.
A great way to better understand your style is via a free virtual or in-home consultation. A local design consultant can review your priorities 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 keep in mind when picking out new window treatments.
First, Streamline the Shape and Structure
Modern and contemporary homes typically do away with plush furniture, busy textures and loud colors. Instead, they prefer more straightforward looks that can draw the eye in the direction of certain features. New custom window treatments are a fantastic choice for those features, so it’s beneficial to work out the basic appearance. Roller shades or interior shutters might be your best bet.
1. Sharp, Strong Lines
Modern styles are well suited to using strong boundaries between spaces and clearly defined edges. Window treatments with bold outlines and silhouettes should be your priority. You might think of shades or shutters at first, but even blinds can cover this design element. For example, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels create symmetry and convenience because they’re precise at both the top and bottom of large windows instead of hanging down freely.
2. Simple, Uncluttered Materials
While texture isn’t always apparent from a distance, up close it can dramatically alter your opinion of design elements. Crowded patterns can hunt frenzied. Modern or contemporary styles can thrive with texture and elaborate materials, but you want to uniformly disperse it throughout the room.
Next, Highlight TheDetails with Simpler Colors
Now that you’ve decided the starting look of your window treatments, you should supplement that look with the best color. The modern homes most often featured in magazines can feel a bit sterile with mostly black and white, but you shouldn't have to restrict yourself to that degree.
3. Neutral or Natural Colors
There is a good assortment of neutral colors and earth tones that will support a contemporary look. What you should prioritize is the depth of the color’s hue, which is why modern homes routinely go with more faded or even pastel shades. A simple way to dull the color on your window treatments is by choosing a sheer fabric. This offers the extra benefit of greater natural light. Silhouette® Window Shadings come with floating horizontal vanes and no cords, making them an excellent choice for modern style.
Finally, Opt For Fabrics or Accessories with Practical Benefits
You won't have to compromise on convenient functionality for a clean final look. Quite the opposite, many stunning window treatments can be customized with control systems and fabric types that make sure they’re just as easy to use as they are attractive.
4. Seamless Controls
Simple, easy-to-use controls are important for keeping window treatments from being frustrating or hard to adjust. Electric systems or hidden controls are both good options for streamlining 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
A large number of modern homes don’t include a lot of detail in their homes 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 Memphis can help you enhance a space almost immediately, from feeling outdated to tailor-made for you. If you take some time to design treatments that feature contemporary design elements, you’ll be one step closer to modern magnificence. To help make the process a little easier, don’t forget to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation. Schedule one today by calling us at 888-428-1415.
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