Minimalist design brings a pared down harmony to our rooms through defined lines, soft colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to simplify your attachment to irrelevant personal items, furniture, and room elements until you’ve simplified your rooms to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with useful, unfussy items, you create a peaceful environment where you can let go of stress without distraction.
Needless to say, light has a focal role in a minimalist design. By bringing in natural light through your windows, you make the room seem larger and get a serenity that’s tough -- if not impossible -- to fulfill with a lighting fixture. Nevertheless, sun glare and privacy are still issues that should be taken care of through minimalist window treatments that maintain a simple, practical aesthetic. A good deal of minimalists in Atlanta rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades over fabrics found in curtains or drapes.
Plantation Shutters Work Well In A Minimalist Design
To find the perfect window covering for minimalist design, look for the clean lines and usefulness of plantation shutters. Style-wise, they sit snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or unwieldy cords strewn about. This creates a minimalist style, where your coverings are lying flush with the walls.
Plantation shutters are known to be easy to use, which fits the other criteria of a minimalist ideal. While outside light is a must for minimalists, uncontrolled sunlight can have issues like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when sun glare is too much for your eyes until you find the right angle. You may even want to close them entirely to block out everything to get the energy-efficiency benefits.
Here are some plantation shutter options that can enhance your minimalist decor. For an eco-friendly option, you might want to look at shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. These shutters have the same quality construction of a regular plantation shutter but they also give a more natural element to the room. If you want a more energy-efficient shutter, you should use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood treatments are available in a few distinctive shades of white, are moisture and pest-resistant, and are one of the most practical window treatments you can buy.
Alternative Window Treatments For Minimalism
While many minimalists choose plantation shutters for their unfussy style and practicality, there are other window treatments you can try:
Sheer cellular shades: These treatments sit close to the window and come in many colors and patterns. Some minimalist designs call for sheer cellular shades so you can create rooms filled with indirect light.
Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, fully obscuring the window or opening. As each shutter is just a large panel, barn door shutters are made for a minimalistic design.
Panel tracks: Panel tracks also glide on an above track and feature long panels that overlap as they cover the window. These coverings are perfect at shielding a sliding glass door or acting as a simple room divider that can section off different spaces when needed.
What NOT To Use In Your Minimalist Design
There’s some window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but then there are popular treatments that do not. Avoid cumbersome treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic quality of the space. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be avoided for the same issues. Ornate treatments will make your decor feel uneven, with all the focus directing to the window treatments.
Blinds are also a poor treatment. There are instances where a blind fits the essential lifestyle, but only if they are of high quality. Unfortunately, blinds tend to thump and thud against the window, upending your need for serenity. And any broken slats or cumbersome cords from a discount blind makes your windows seem old and unkempt.
Sunburst Will Help You Find Your Window Treatments For Minimalist Design
As you simplify your home to the essentials, call on Sunburst to help you find the perfect window coverings for your minimalist design. We will bring samples to your house and offer you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, as well as our lines of sheer cellular shades that are beautiful and practical. Contact your rep at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below.