What is Casual Style?
Casual style is all about comfort. If you want your home to be a cozy place for your friends and family to relax in, then casual style is the way to go when decorating. Casual style uses a mix of contemporary and traditional furniture, including farmhouse, cottage, and country. Casual style is inviting and beckons you to come and curl up on the couch with a good book.
Can Window Treatments be Casual?
Window treatments can absolutely be casual. Go for shades, blinds, and shutters that are functional and sturdy while still being stylish at the same time. For instance, the Hunter Douglas Parkland Genuine Wood Blinds with Literise are gorgeous in a casual cottage style kitchen. Plantation Shutters in real wood (like the Heritage Diamond Select Shutters) or Louverwood bring a beautiful and casual accent to any room while still letting in the natural light. Warm wood colors and rustic finishes definitely say “casual” as well. Horizons Natural Woven Shades in a variety of materials including bamboo and other organic materials blend perfectly with casual style. The experts at The Louver Shop are happy to help you achieve casual style in your home. Talk to them today!
How do you get Casual Style?
Think low maintenance and even weathered furniture. Tables and shelves should be sturdy. Plush upholstery and lots of fluffy pillows on sofas and chairs are a great way to get casual style. You’ll often find slipcovers in a casual home because they are so easy to clean and can be changed in and out depending on the season. Natural fabrics, stripes, muted unfussy florals, and warm colors all can help make your home a place where people want to gather. Lighting is important too – lots of natural light from the outdoors is wonderful. Avoid harsh flourescents and overly bright lamps and light fixtures. Don’t be afraid to have lots of books and magazines around and even the children’s toys. A casual home looks lived in – not like a museum. Lots of family pictures all around can really add to the casual style you want. Flea market finds, children’s art, and items picked up on your travels make wonderful whimsical touches. The casual home should be a relaxing refuge.