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Our Favourite Window Treatments for Modern Homes

Apr 05, 2016 by Easy Blinds Category: Window Treatments 0 comments

Simple, clean, tailored, and highly functional—these words immediately come to mind when one talks about modern homes. Although there really isn’t one universal architecture and style that describes a modern home, these are the characteristics that set them apart from other home styles.

If you’re looking to enhance your modern home, one of the best ways to achieve this is by outfitting it with window treatments that match its theme. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of popular window treatments that will be perfect for adding pizzazz to your abode.

Here are your top choices:

Roman Blinds

According to Tanja Kern of Eichler Network, roman shades or blinds are practical solutions for modern homes as they keep the interior of the home protected from prying eyes during the night, while offering a magnificent view of the outdoors during the day. This makes them highly functional.

Apart from functionality, roman blinds also offer an aesthetic value to modern homes. Chelsea Bowen and Farima Alavi of HGTV, suggests to pick a bold colour or pattern when buying roman blinds for your home. This is to add a punch to your home’s interior. You can even choose a floral pattern and fit it into your modern interior by looking for those with a large print or trying a black-and-white colour combination.

Metal Blinds

Metal blinds also prove to be highly functional. As suggested by Apartment Therapy, these can be a great choice for homeowners who want to highlight their windows, but also want some level of privacy and insulation.

Metal blinds give you control of the light that comes into your house while providing privacy. This is made possible by their easily adjustable blinds that can be fully closed or opened, depending on your preference or need.

Skylight Blinds

As we all know, windows are one of the elements in a modern home that draws the most attention. This is because most modern houses often have large windows, giving you an almost panoramic view of the outdoors. There are even some houses that also give homeowners a glimpse of the beautiful sky while inside through inclined wall and roof windows. These also effectively provide natural lighting. One example cited by Better Homes and Gardens, is having a skylight in a work zone to give needed task lighting.

Modern homes that have these beautiful design elements incorporated into their home’s design can make use of skylight blinds to control the amount of light needed and deflect the heat to maintain a desirable temperature in the room. And as skylight blinds come in simple single-hued varieties, they would work well with any minimalist home style.

Shutters

We may think that shutters can only be used for traditional and classical homes, but it can actually work quite well in modern homes. While panel and board-and-batten shutters are great options for modern homes, according to Gardenista, louvered shutters will also be a good option and can be paired with different styles of modern homes, like one with a raw wooden exterior. As shutters come in different sizes and colours, when matched with the right design, they can create a clean look for the home.

These window treatments continue to be a favourite for contemporary homes as they provide the needed sun protection, heat deflection and privacy while working with the simplicity, clean look, personalised style and functionality that a modern house is known for. They can also give your home an added design element that can enhance its look.

Are there are any more types of window treatments that will add a special design touch to a contemporary home? Share your window covering ideas and design tips with us!

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