Getting a minimalistic and modern look with window blinds
When we think of modern and minimalist décor, we think of sleek, streamlined and stylish design- no clunky silhouettes and no cluttered accessories, among other things. The result: A clean, clutter-free and airy ambiance with the function and form of the area highlighted more than the objects in it. What better way to achieve such a modern and minimalistic look than using window blinds? Here are a few ideas for creating a minimalistic, modern look.
Roll with the Times with Roller Blinds
As the name implies, roller blinds are usually lengths of fabric attached to a roller mechanism that allows for adjustments to different heights. These are among the popular window treatments for controlling glare from outside and privacy for the interiors. These blinds usually come in three types depending on the type and thickness of the fabric used, namely, light filtering, screen fabrics, and blackout.
Roller blinds have a modern design that fits well into contemporary interiors while their design suits minimalist décor wonderfully. You can choose from several colours, patterns, and prints as well as sizes and styles that will suit your vision for the rooms where these blinds will be installed. You can be as Zen as you like with white blinds or as bold as you want with coloured or printed blinds.
Stick to the Classic Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are considered classics because these have been around for several years. But because these products have evolved over time, you can use them for modern and minimalist interiors, especially with the right choice in slat sizes, colours, and materials. For example, wooden Venetian blinds give a room a classic ambiance yet with a contemporary touch, an enviable combo for modern homes that curtains and drapes cannot provide.
Metal Venetian blinds provide an avant-garde look, especially when the décor itself has an urban feel. And speaking of metal Venetian blinds, the most common metal used is aluminium. It’s a lightweight yet durable metal with a beautiful appearance when polished to the right shine level. Furthermore, aluminium blinds will last for several years with appropriate maintenance, as well as being available in several colours, designs and sizes to compliment your modern, minimalist colour scheme.
Go for Sophistication with Vertical Blinds
Simple, clean and elegant, these are the words most commonly used to describe vertical blinds. These are obviously blinds with vertical vanes instead of horizontal slats, as is the case for Venetian blinds. Instead of curtains, you can install vertical blinds as part of your modern and minimalist décor when you have large expanses of glass, patio doors and conservatories.
They will provide the room with plenty of natural light when the vanes are opened, privacy when they vanes are angled open or fully closed, help prevent unwanted sunlight entering the room and even help with retaining heat loss during the colder months. All three styles of window blinds will help you achieve a modern, minimalist decorating motif by providing practical, versatile and extremely stylish window dressings.
Minimalist and modern office blinds
If you have a home office then using bright, modern window blinds will give it an instant visual update. New window blinds can be part of a redecoration scheme or simply used to bring a fresh new look, either way you have plenty of modern and minimalist options to consider.
Wood, faux wood, metal or fabric. These are the choices you have, each type of material has its own attributes and advantages, along with a choice of colours, and in some cases patterns, to help you create an office environment which is bright and modern.
In a commercial office colours will probably be the order of the day, with blue being the world's most preferred colour choice for business due to its ability to look refined and sophisticated. However, for a home office where you want a minimal look wood, natural or faux, is a great colour choice as it has the ability to naturally blend with any colour scheme. If you want to add pattern to your office striped window blinds are a good option. In the form of roller or Roman blinds they have an air of sophistication and refined elegance.
When choosing window blinds for an office you should also consider the sun as it travels across the sky. Venetian and vertical blinds will give you the most amount of light control, enabling you to adjust the slats to prevent harsh light creating screen glare. Roller and Roman blinds can be partially lowered to block out the sun, however, you will also lose the amount of light entering the room.