Minimalist Window Treatments For A Minimalist Design In Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

Minimalist design gives a essential harmony to a space through orderly lines, gentle colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to strip down 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, uncomplicated items, you create a serene environment where you can focus on relaxation without distraction.

Naturally, light is important in a minimalist design. When you bring in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a serenity that’s difficult -- if not impossible -- to find with a lightbulb. Of course, your window treatments will still want to block sun glare and provide privacy as you deem necessary. Many 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

Polywood shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Las Vegas. 

When searching for 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 seen as practical, which checks off the other benchmark of a minimalist space. While natural light is a must for minimalists, uncontrolled sunlight can bring headaches like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when the sun hurts your eyes until you have aimed the glare away. You may even want to close them entirely to block out everything and gain the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters surrounded by brick wall. 

There are a few 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. Our reclaimed wood shutters have the same level of quality of a wood or faux wood plantation shutter but they allow a green element to your windows. If you need a more energy-efficient shutter, may want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood shutters are available in three different shades of white, clean easily, and are some of the most practical window coverings you will find.

Other Window Treatments For Minimalist Decor

While many minimalists use plantation shutters for their unfussy style and practicality, there are some alternative window treatments that will work:

Cellular shades in a streamlined bedroom.
  • Sheer cellular shades: These treatments sit close to the window and come in many colors and patterns. A few minimalist designs want sheer cellular shades so you can create spaces filled with indirect light.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, fully obscuring the window or door opening. As each shutter 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 large panels that overlap as they slide back and forth. These treatments are exemplary at hiding a sliding glass door or acting as a simple room divider that can section off makeshift rooms when needed.

What To Stay Away From In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in Las Vegas dining room. 

There’s some window treatments that can work within 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 rest of the room. Curtains or layered window coverings should also be bypassed for similar reasons. Oversized treatments will have your decor seem uneven, with your focus settling to the window coverings.

Blinds are also a capricious choice. You might find examples where a blind fits the simple 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 tangled cords from a cheap blind just makes your windows feel sloppy and disheveled.

Sunburst Will Help You Pick Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design

When you pare down 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, and other coverings that are functional and stylish. Call us at 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below.