Minimalist Window Treatment Ideas| 10/01/2015
The minimalist style seems to have found its way into almost every aspect of modern fashion. Architecture, interior designs and especially the window fashion have adapted to society’s need for simplicity and order. However, minimalist window treatment designs can sound pretty boring to a lot of people.
Traditionally, windows are expected to be dressed up with pretty prints and colors. But with minimalism ruling your window treatment decisions, there really is a big chance to mistake minimalist style to simple bareness. Minimalist style doesn’t mean stripping your apartment of anything pretty. Going for a minimalist window treatment could actually pose a big challenge because those who decorate without the right artistic inputs could turn their windows into a huge boring hole in the wall.
Why go for a minimalist window treatment then?
Homes with minimalist design look less stressful and feel spacious. People nowadays are striving for some sort of simplicity and order to enjoy a respite from the busy and crowded environment. Needless to say, busy people also like the modern design because it’s not time-consuming to clean and maintain.
So, how do you dress your windows with a minimalist design?
- Leave your frosted glass windows naked- One way to make your window go perfectly with your minimalist home design is to simply leave it bare. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that your window would look good by itself, without curtains or shades to hide unpleasant details. If you have a neat frosted glass for a window, you could just leave it free of any drapes and it would still give you the privacy you need in the room. Also, the simple outlines of your glass window would bring the emphasis of the room to any decoration or furniture you would like to highlight.
- Use some gossamer sheers- The subtle iridescence of a nicely printed sheer curtain would bring a fresh, lively touch to a plain room without being distractively loud. Combining two tones of sheers also make quite an effect without distracting the overall calmness of the room.
- Use velvet for drapes- Velvets catch rays of light and reflect it in the gentlest possible maner, making a minimalist room stunningly attractive.
- Fun patterns- Just because you choose simplicity doesn’t mean you can’t choose any attractive prints for your windows. The whimsy zebra stripes or fun geometric patterns can render your window an interest.
- Long, loose pleats- While most minimalist arrangements involve lines and shapes that seem prim and proper, decorating your windows with some loose pleats of about six inches long each would make your window come to the surface.
- Puddles of fabric onto the floor- Hanging long drapes that extend from top to the floor create a sense of simplicity with a little touch ruffled playfulness.
- Classy hardware- While fabric dominates traditional window treatment designs, minimalist design capitalizes on exquisite curtain rods and other hardware.
Minimalism is actually a fun style to dress you windows with. Just remember to keep everything simple and balanced while giving emphasis to the most beautiful thing in the room.