Many people are becoming invested in minimalism—the “less is more” lifestyle approach. You can apply minimalism to every area in your home, including your window treatments. At A Shade Above, we believe that having a minimalist home doesn’t mean replacing what you do have with stark white replacements or taking all your possessions to the curb. Instead, minimalism asks you to identify what you truly value and work with it to ensure a neat and happy space.
Open spaces tend to be very calming. Designers often say that natural light instantly opens up a room. Sheer shades diffuse light into a warming glow while maintaining your privacy. Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings feature S-shaped vanes suspended between two fabric panels. The addition of the second panel increases your view-through and privacy wherever you have the vanes positioned.
If you’re more of a drapery person, hang its hardware high and wide to give the illusion of a higher ceiling and larger room. By hanging hardware six inches above the window frame and several inches out to each side, you will lessen the impact of “stackback” on your view of the outdoors, making the transition more immediate.
Another key aspect of a minimalist home is to ensure items have both form and function. Roller shades are an ideal choice for minimalist spaces. When it comes to window treatments, it doesn’t get more straightforward than roller shades. These shades don’t require any additional space outside the window frame and roll cleanly into a headrail when fully raised. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades are another uncomplicated option that comes available in a vast array of patterns and textures.
To further invite openness into your space and embrace minimalism, you can also select pieces of furniture that perform dual roles, such as ottomans that open for storage and eclectic nesting tables that double as art when put away. Pull your space together by putting things that normally sit out in the open away. Do you need five pairs of scissors? No, you don’t. Get rid of anything you own that is worn out or broken. Pare them down to one or two essential items and donate any additional pieces. If you have an item and can’t find a place for it, you more than likely don’t need it.
You can keep your room visually interesting by adding lots of texture. Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas can add texture while increasing your home’s energy efficiency. These cellular shades are available in a wide range of colors and textures.
Using neutral colors is another way to develop a minimalist look. Stick to a max of three shades to deliver the most streamlined aesthetic and remember that neutral does not have to mean “eggshell white” or boring. Every color has subtle hues that you can incorporate into a minimalist decor.
Is your home ready for a minimalist makeover? We’re here to help! Our professional design team is ready to work with you to create amazing custom shades for your home. We’re proud to carry products made in the USA, including premium brand Hunter Douglas window coverings. Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation. As the Carolinas’ largest family-owned and operated window treatments company, we have the experience and expertise necessary to deliver exceptional service every time. We’re located in Cornelius and Charlotte, NC, and are pleased to serve the surrounding areas.