Plantation shutters over a desk

Minimalist Window Treatments For A Minimalist Design In Dallas

October 08, 2019

Minimalist design brings a essential harmony to homes through orderly lines, unassuming colors, and unencumbered spaces. The mission is to strip down your attachment to nonessential personal items, furniture, and side items until you’ve simplified everything to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with useful, uncomplicated items, you create a peaceful environment where you can focus on relaxation without distraction.

Of course, light has a focal role in a minimalist design. When you bring in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a tranquility that’s hard -- if not impossible -- to fulfill with a lighting fixture. Nevertheless, sun glare and privacy are still issues that should be solved through minimalist window treatments that keep the simple, practical aesthetic. Many minimalists in Dallas rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades over fabrics found in curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Work Well In A Minimalist Design

Polywood shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Dallas.

When searching for minimalist window treatments, look for the clean lines and multi-use practicality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they hang snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or unmanageable cords strewn about. 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 criteria of a minimalist ideal. While natural light is essential for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can have issues like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when the glare hits you in the eyes until you have directed the glare somewhere else. You can even close them entirely to block the entire window and gain the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters near a brick wall.

There are a few plantation shutter styles that can work well in your minimalist decor. For instance, you might want to look at shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. These have the same level of quality of a wood or faux wood plantation shutter but they also give a environmental element to the room. If you need a more energy-efficient shutter, you’ll want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood shutters are available in different shades of white, clean easily, and are some of the most durable window treatments you can get.

Other Window Treatments For Minimalism

While some homeowners may pick plantation shutters for their design needs, there are other window treatments that you may like:

Cellular shades in a streamlined bedroom.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cellular shade hang close to the window and are available in different colors and patterns. Many minimalist designs want sheer cellular shades so you can shut out the outside world while still letting in light.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, fully obscuring the window or door opening. As each treatment is just a large panel, barn door shutters are made for a minimalistic design.

  • Panel tracks: Panel tracks also slide back and forth on an above track and have long panels that overlap as they cover the window. These coverings are great at covering a sliding glass door or being used as a easy room divider that can section off makeshift rooms when needed.

What To Stay Away From In Your Minimalist Design

Plantation shutters in Dallas dining room.

There’s some window treatments that will enhance minimalist design, but then again there are plenty of treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Don’t look at cumbersome treatments like drapes, as they will disrupt the simplicity of the rest of the room. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be bypassed for the same issues. Heavy treatments will have your decor look unbalanced, with all the focus pointing to the window coverings.

Blinds are also an iffy choice. There are a few instances where a blind could work in the essential lifestyle, but they can only work if they are of high quality. Unfortunately, blinds tend to bang and sway against the window, disrupting your peaceful mood. And any missing slats or ugly cords from a cheap blind just makes your windows feel sloppy and disheveled.

Sunburst Will Help You Find Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design

When you pare down your home to the essentials, bring in Sunburst to find the optimal window coverings for your minimalist design. We will bring our showroom to your house and offer you our selection of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, as well as some additional treatments that are perfect for minimalism. Contact your rep at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below.

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