Minimalist Window Treatments For A Minimalist Design In Dallas10/08/2019Collins Jones Minimalist design brings a essential harmony to homes through orderly lines, soft colors, and unencumbered spaces. The mission is to strip down your attachment to nonessential personal items, furniture, and side items until you’ve simplified your rooms to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with useful, uncomplicated items, you create a peaceful environment where you can live simply without distraction. Needless to say, light is important in a minimalist design. By bringing in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a tranquility that’s difficult -- if not impossible -- to have with a lighting fixture. Of course, your window coverings will still want to block sun glare and provide privacy as you deem necessary. Many minimalists in Dallas rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades over fabrics found in curtains or drapes. Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In A Minimalist Design When looking at minimalist window treatments, search out clean lines and straightforward functionality 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 seen as functional, which checks off the other criteria of a minimalist space. While natural light is a must for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can have issues like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just tilt the louvers when the glare hits you in the eyes until you have guided the glare somewhere else. You might even need to close them entirely to block the entire window to get the energy-efficiency benefits. Here are some plantation shutter styles that can enhance your minimalist decor. First, you might consider shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. These have the same level of quality of a regular plantation shutter but they bring in a more natural element to your windows. If you want a more energy-efficient shutter, you should use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood shutters are available in three different shades of white, clean easily, and are some of the most energy-efficient window treatments you can buy. Other Window Treatments For A Minimalist Lifestyle While many people pick plantation shutters for their minimalist windows, there are some non-shutter window treatments that will work: 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 get a diffused light without experiencing sun glare. Barn door shutters: A barn door uses an overhead track, completely shutting off the window or door opening. As each shutter 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 window treatments are great at covering a sliding glass door or acting as a simple room divider that can separate off makeshift rooms when needed. What NOT To Use In Your Minimalist Design There’s some window treatments that will enhance minimalist design, but then again there are some treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Don’t look at cumbersome treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the simplicity of the rest of the room. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be avoided for the same issues. Heavy treatments will have your decor look unbalanced, with all the focus pointing to the window coverings. Blinds are also a poor decision. There are a few instances where a blind could work in the essential lifestyle, but only if they are of exemplary quality. Unfortunately, blinds tend to thump and thud against the window, killing your need for serenity. And any broken 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, call on Sunburst to find the perfect 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.