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Top 3 Tips for Minimalist Window Decor

Minimalism is a return to a simpler design with less cluttering your space. Minimalist style tends to feature crisp, clean lines and muted tones. It has been shown to nurture a healthier sense of well-being. This style trend can easily be extended to your windows. We have put together some tips for you to follow to create a minimalist look on your windows.

Designer Banded Shades near Rochester, New York (NY) minimalist decor, Hunter Douglas custom window treatments.

Tip #1- All Elements Must Be Functional

The minimalist design places emphasis on every element in a space having a practical function. That means no decorative valances or other unnecessary items on your windows. Nothing gives the appearance of simple elegance like roller shades. They feature no cords and no clutter. They can even be motorized to make your minimalist life more convenient. Designer Roller Shades from Hunter Douglas are straightforward yet innovative. They are available in over 400 fabrics to match any decor style. Duolite® shades allow you to pair an opaque liner with your light filtering sheer on the same roller.

Shutters also have a nice minimalist look and feel. The tiltable louvers offer excellent variable light control and can easily be shut completely for full privacy. You can also swing the shutters open for maximum natural light and an unobscured view. Hunter Douglas offers both natural hardwood and faux wood options.

Tip #2- Window Treatments Should Be Set in Close to Windows

A tenet of minimalist style is to use as little space as possible. A minimalist room is direct in its styling, and any window treatment that can be mounted close to the window without spillover of fabric or cords qualifies. Woven wood shades are the perfect touch in a minimalist room. They are not only minimalist in the space they consume but also lend an organic aesthetic to your room. Provenance Woven Wood Shades are handcrafted from natural grass, jute, and reeds to create a one-of-a-kind look that can only be achieved with natural fibers. The weaving techniques used have been specially engineered to minimize stretching, bowing, and breaking.

Tip #3- They Don’t Have to Be Neutral

While minimalist style frequently utilizes white, black, or gray shades, it’s not a requirement for the style. A lack of any color can make a room feel cold and impersonal. A splash of color can liven up a space, especially if the furniture features a neutral color scheme. If you already have color in pillows or other accents, neutral color window treatments may be the way to go.

Contact Creative Hands

Is it time to downsize your window treatments to a more minimalist style? We’re here to help you do it! As a locally owned business, we are committed to our community and your complete satisfaction. Give us a call at (585) 254-5484 to schedule your free consultation. Check out our portfolio for some design inspiration before you begin designing your ideal window treatments. We are located in Rochester, NY, and proudly serve all of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, including Pittsford, Fairport, Penfield, and Victor, NY. Let’s get started on your minimalist window coverings today!