A modern or contemporary home offers a much different aesthetic than more traditional styles, which presents an exciting way to try a different interior design. If you’re concerned about modern elements appearing boring or unimaginative, you’ll be happy to find out that even the most minimalist homes can feature stimulating design. It’s all about choosing the right features, such as new custom window treatments tailored to your preferred sense of style.
A fantastic way to better understand your ideal look is via a free virtual or in-home consultation. A local design consultant can assess your goals and compare the best options, helping you turn your dream modern interior into a reality. To help you begin, here are five modern design elements to consider when deciding on new window treatments.
First, Streamline the Shape and Structure
Modern and contemporary homes regularly do away with plush furniture, lively textures and strong colors. Alternatively, they favor simplified looks that can draw the eye toward certain features. New custom window treatments are a fantastic choice for those features, so it’s important to figure out the basic design. Roller shades or interior shutters will likely be your best bet.
1. Clean, Strong Lines
Modern styles are well suited to using strong boundaries in between spaces and clearly formed edges. Window treatments with bold outlines and silhouettes should be a priority. You may imagine shades or shutters at first, but even blinds can cover this design element. For example, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels offer symmetry and convenience because they’re mounted at both the top and bottom of large windows as opposed to hanging down unattached.
2. Simple, Uncluttered Materials
Even though texture isn’t always apparent from farther away, up close it can significantly alter your perception of design elements. Complex patterns can hunt hectic. Modern or contemporary styles can work with texture and intricate materials, but you want to evenly distribute it across the room.
Next, Emphasize ThoseDetails with Simpler Colors
Now that you’ve established the starting look of your window treatments, you will be better off if you coordinate that look with the perfect color. The modern homes most often displayed in magazines can feel a little boring with plenty of black and white, but you shouldn't have to restrict yourself to that degree.
3. Neutral or Natural Colors
There is a wide assortment of neutral colors and earth tones that should complement a contemporary design. What you should prioritize is the intensity of the color’s hue, which is why modern homes often favor more faded or even pastel shades. A great way to lighten up the color on your window treatments is by choosing a sheer fabric. This includes 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 won't have to compromise on convenient operation for a clean final look. Quite the opposite, 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
Uncomplicated, easy-to-use controls are central to keeping window treatments from being frustrating or hard to adjust. Motorized systems or hidden controls are both strong 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. Accessible 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 Myrtle Beach can help you enhance a space right away, from seeming outdated to tailor-made for you. If you use some time to select treatments that highlight contemporary design elements, you’ll be one step closer to modern splendor. To help make the process a little easier, don’t forget to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation. Schedule one today by getting in touch with us at 888-428-1415.
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