Minimalist Window Treatments For A Minimalist Design In Miami

David White

Minimalist design provides a simplistic harmony to homes through defined lines, unassuming colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to simplify your possessiveness to irrelevant personal items, furniture, and decorations until you’ve peeled away your rooms to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with practical, simple items, you create a calming environment where you can live simply without distraction.

Needless to say, light has a focal role in a minimalist design. As you let in outside light through your windows, you open up the room and get an inner peace that’s tough -- if not impossible -- to find with a lightbulb. And with the pragmatic philosophy of minimalism, you then need window treatments that hinder both sun glare and noise. Many minimalists in Miami use plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades rather than large curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Look Great In A Minimalist Design

White shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Miami. 

When looking at minimalist window treatments, search out clean lines and multi-use practicality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they fit snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or cumbersome cords strewn about. This creates an uncluttered look, where your shutters are lying flush with the rest of the wall.

Plantation shutters are known to be practical, which fits the other benchmark of a minimalist ideal. While outside light is fundamental for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can bring headaches like sun glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when the glare hits you in the eyes until you find the right angle. You may even want to close them completely to block the entire window so you can use the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters next to brick wall. 

We have some plantation shutter fashions that can enhance your minimalist decor. First, you might want to look at shutters made from reclaimed wood. These shutters have the same expert craftsmanship of a regular plantation shutter but they bring in a green element to the room. If you want a more energy-efficient window covering, you’ll want to 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 will find.

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 you may like:

Cellular shades in a minimalistic apartment.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cellular shade sit close to the window and come in different colors and patterns. Many minimalist designs use sheer cellular shades so you can cut off the harsh sun glare while still bringing in light.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, completely shutting off the window or door opening. As each shutter is just a large panel, barn door shutters work well within a minimalistic design.

  • Panel tracks: Panel tracks also slide back and forth on an above track and feature floor length panels that overlap as they slide back and forth. These coverings are great at covering a sliding glass door or being used as a easy room divider that can section off areas when needed.


What NOT To Use In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in Miami dining room. 

There’s a lot of different window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but you can find popular treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Don’t look at bulky treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic style of the rest of the room. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be shunned for the same reason. Oversized treatments will make your decor seem disproportionate, with the focal point pointing to the window coverings.

Blinds are also an iffy treatment. There are instances where a blind could work in the minimalist lifestyle, but that’s if they are of high quality. The main problem is that they bang and sway against the window, disrupting your peaceful mood. And any hanging slats or cumbersome cords from a vinyl or plastic blind makes your windows seem messy and disorganized.

Sunburst Will Help You Find Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design

As you filter your space to the essentials, call on Sunburst to help you find the best window coverings for your minimalist design. We will come to your home and show you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, and also some additional treatments that are perfect for minimalism. Call us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below.