Minimalist design gives a essential harmony to a space through orderly lines, gentle colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to simplify your connection to irrelevant personal items, furniture, and decorations until you’ve simplified the decor to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with useful, unfussy items, you create a calming environment where you can live simply without distraction.
Naturally, light plays a huge role in a minimalist design. By bringing in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a serenity that’s difficult -- if not impossible -- to find with artificial light. Of course, your window treatments will still want to block sun glare and provide privacy as you deem necessary. Most minimalists in Las Vegas rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades rather than large curtains or drapes.
Plantation Shutters Look Great In A Minimalist Design
When looking at minimalist window treatments, you may appreciate the clean lines and usefulness of plantation shutters. Style-wise, they fit snugly within the window opening without long swaths of cloth or unwieldy cords hanging down. This creates an ordered aesthetic, where your treatments are lying flush with the walls.
Plantation shutters are also extremely practical, which checks off the other benchmark of a minimalist ideal. While natural light is essential for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can cause problems like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when the sun hits you in the eyes until you get the right angle. You may even want to close them entirely to block out everything and gain the energy-efficiency benefits.
Here are some plantation shutter styles that can work well in your minimalist decor. For an eco-friendly option, you might want to look at shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. Our reclaimed wood shutters have the same level of quality of a regular plantation shutter but they allow a green element to the room. If you need a more energy-efficient shutter, may want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood shutters are available in different shades of white, can be easily dusted, and are some of the most practical window coverings you will find.
Other Window Treatments For Minimalist Decor
While many minimalists choose plantation shutters for their unfussy style and practicality, there are other window treatments that will work:
Sheer cellular shades: These treatments sit close to the window and come in different colors and patterns. A few minimalist designs want sheer cellular shades so you can bring in a diffused light without dealing with glare.
Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, fully obscuring the window or door opening. As each treatment is just one large panel, barn door shutters are made for a minimalistic design.
Panel tracks: Panel tracks also glide on an above track and feature floor length panels that overlap as they slide back and forth. These treatments are exemplary at hiding a sliding glass door or acting as a easy room divider that can section off makeshift rooms when needed.
What To Stay Away From In Your Minimalist Design
There’s some window treatments that will enhance minimalist design, but then there are some treatments that do not. Beware of cumbersome treatments like drapes, as they will disrupt the minimalistic style of the surrounding environment. Curtains or layered window coverings should also be avoided for the same reason. Oversized treatments will have your decor seem unbalanced, with your focus settling to the window coverings.
Blinds are also a capricious decision. There are examples where a blind could work in the minimalist lifestyle, but that’s if they are of the highest quality. Unfortunately, blinds tend to swing and collide against the window, upending your need for serenity. And any broken slats or ugly cords from a vinyl or plastic blind just makes your windows feel messy and disorganized.
Sunburst Will Help You Pick Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design
When you filter your space to the essentials, look to Sunburst to find the best window treatments for your minimalist design. We will bring samples to your home and offer you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, as well as some additional treatments that are functional and stylish. Call us at 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below.