Minimalism has become a viral home trend in the recent past. People are invested in the “less is more” way of living, which can be applied to everything in your home, including your window treatments. Minimalism doesn’t mean getting rid of everything you own but rather choosing what you truly value and working with it.
Creating an Open Space
Open spaces help promote a sense of calmness and relaxation. An abundance of natural light will instantly open your space. Sheer shades gently diffuse sunlight into a pleasant glow while maintaining your privacy. Adjustable fabric vanes are attached to sheer panels for maximum view through and sunlight even when the vanes are closed. Sheer shades also provide exceptional UV ray protection for your home’s interior. Another way to make your space feel more open is by hanging drapery high and wide. Placing the drapery’s hardware 6 inches above the window and extending the rod several inches past each side of the frame helps to frame the window better and gives the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Using Neutral Colors
Subdued hues in a maximum of two or three shades make for the cleanest aesthetic. Keep in mind that neutral does not have to mean boring. Every color, including red, blue, and purple, has softer tones that work with a neutral palette. The trick to keeping things interesting when using a limited number of colors is incorporating lots of texture. Cellular shades are not only available in a wide variety of colors and fabrics, but they also increase the energy efficiency of your home. The cells within the shades trap air to help maintain your home’s temperature. Roman shades are another great choice when adding some texture to your space. The array of available fabrics provides textures from fine to chunky and everything in between.
Form and Function
When taking the minimalist route, it’s essential to focus on the function of what you own. Roller shades are a fantastic choice for a minimalist space. The shades have a straightforward, uncluttered design and are easy to use. They require no additional space outside the window frame and seemingly disappear neatly into a headrail when fully raised. Opt for furniture pieces that can perform double duties, such as an ottoman that opens for storage and pare down existing furnishings to include only items you love and regularly use.
Put it Together by Putting it Away
You’ve likely heard the phrase “A place for everything and everything in its place.” The saying applies very well to minimalism. Do away with broken or worn out anything, including window treatments. If you have multiples of an item, scale back to one of each thing. You’ll find it’s easier to keep track of something when you only own one. Find a home for everything. If you can’t find a place for an object, it’s entirely possible you don’t need it.
Contact Takoy Windows by Design
Are you ready to create a calmer space in your home with minimalist window treatments? Our professional design team is here to help. We’re with you for every step of the process, from consultation to installation, and to answer any questions you may have in the future. Give us a call today at (208) 576-4870 to speak with one of our window treatments specialists. We’re located in Meridian, ID, and are pleased to serve the Treasure Valley area (Ada County and Canyon County), including Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, and Middleton, ID.