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Adding Elegance with Contemporary Window Treatments

We love adding elegance with contemporary window coverings-that feeling of luxuriousness and ease that comes with a high-end suite. It’s widely believed that natural light is one of the most essential features of an elegant contemporary room, and the ability to block that light when necessary is just as essential. The right window treatments provide privacy, light control, and protection from damaging UV rays. They also contribute to the overall aesthetic of your space. and these are some of our favorites.

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades window shades, blackout shades near Rochester, New York (NY)

Light and Bright Drapery

Even the most casual spaces in your home can be subtly sophisticated. For an elegant take on a staple, opt for floor-to-ceiling drapes in a lightweight fabric and subdued color. Hanging your drapes higher than the window frame will help add depth and the illusion of a higher ceiling. Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery are available in many sheer and light-filtering options that are perfect for relaxed, daytime spaces. The Rebecca Atwood: Field collection in “Blush”, and the Celia collection in “Shimmer” are two of our personal favorites.

Roman Shades…with a Twist

Roman shades are known for their classic style but when you substitute organic material for traditional fabrics, it adds texture and a modern touch to your windows. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades are hand-crafted using all-natural woods, bamboo, grasses and reeds. Each shade is one-of-a-kind due to the variations of the weaving material, and gently filters the sunlight into a warming glow. Add a light-filtering or room-darkening liner for enhanced flexibility of light control and privacy.

Play with Patterns

Your window treatments can be elegant with having to blend in or be boring. Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery are our pick for patterns. A fun print will add an additional element of color and can be used in rooms ranging from Bohemian to eclectic and bold. We love the “Amaryllis” print from Marcie Bronkar and Seema Krish’s “Reflections” but your imagination is the only limitation when selecting your favorite pattern. Try pairing an intriguing pattern with other unique accessories, such as vintage light fixtures or a handwoven area rug.

Polished Top Treatments

Throwback flowery valances are not what we’re talking about here. Today’s top treatments come in multiple styles, create the illusion of ceiling height, and provide contrast to a monochromatic color palette. Designer Roller Shades are available in more than 400 fabrics, with opacity options ranging from sheer to opaque. Add a custom top treatment to conceal the fabric roll and hardware for a clean aesthetic. You can also add a little more zest with a fabric-wrapped bottom treatment.

Contact Creative Hands

As a locally owned and operated business, we are committed to your complete satisfaction. We are proud to carry Hunter Douglas window treatment products and our professional design team is ready to help you create elegant custom window coverings with a contemporary vibe. We know how hectic life can get so we offer after-hours and in-home consultations to accommodate any schedule. Call us today at (585) 254-5484 to schedule an appointment or stop in to view our Hunter Douglas Gallery display. We are located in Rochester, NY, and are pleased to serve all of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, including Pittsford, Fairport, Penfield, and Victor, NY.