A modern or contemporary home offers a much different aesthetic than more traditional styles, which presents an exciting way to explore interior design. If you’re worried about modern elements seeming bland or unimaginative, you’ll be happy to know that even the most minimalist homes can offer exciting design. It’s all about selecting the right features, including new custom window treatments suited to your personal sense of style.

A great way to better understand your style is through a free virtual or in-home consultation. A local design consultant can evaluate your priorities and walk you through the best options, helping you turn your dream modern interior into a reality. To help you get started, here are five modern design elements to keep in mind when choosing 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 favor more straightforward looks that can draw the eye toward certain features. New custom window treatments are an excellent choice for those features, so it’s important to figure out the basic appearance. Roller shades or interior shutters will likely be your best bet.

1. Clean, Bold Lines

Modern styles love 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 satisfy this design element. For example, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels offer symmetry and convenience because they’re fixed at both the top and bottom of large windows instead of hanging down freely.

2. Simple, Uncluttered Materials

While texture isn’t always obvious from a distance, up close it can significantly alter your perception of design elements. Cluttered patterns can look hectic. Modern or contemporary styles can work with texture and detailed materials, but you want to evenly disperse it throughout the room.

Next, Highlight Those Details with Simpler Colors

Now that you’ve decided the starting look of your window treatments, you want to complement that look with the ideal color. The modern homes often featured in magazines can feel a little sterile with a lot of black and white, but you don’t have to restrict yourself that much.

3. Neutral or Natural Colors

There is a wide range of neutral colors and earth tones that can enhance a contemporary look. What matters most 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 choosing a sheer fabric. This offers the added benefit of more natural light. Silhouette® Window Shadings feature floating horizontal vanes and no cords, making them an excellent choice for modern style.

Finally, Choose Fabrics or Accessories with Practical Benefits

You don’t have to sacrifice convenient functionality for a clean final look. In fact, many beautiful 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

Simple, easy-to-use controls are important for keeping window treatments from being frustrating or tedious to adjust. Motorized 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 ideal for a beautiful pair of LouverWood™ Plantation Shutters.

5. Accessible Natural Light

Many modern homes don’t cover their interior spaces with detail because they let large, floor-to-ceiling windows provide the visual interest. You can draw in lots of natural light through these windows with sheer fabrics or treatments that tuck neatly away above or to the side.

Unlock Your Home’s Modern Design with Contemporary Window Treatments.

New window treatments from Louver Shop can help you transform a space in an instant, from feeling outdated to tailor-made for you. If you take some time to find treatments that highlight contemporary design elements, you’ll be one step closer to modern magnificence. To help make the process a little easier, don’t forget to request a free virtual or in-home consultation. Schedule one today by giving us a call at 888-249-5655.

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