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Minimalist Window Treatments For A Minimalist Design In Miami

October 08, 2019

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

Needless to say, light is important in a minimalist design. As you let in outside light through your windows, you open up the room and get a serenity that’s tough -- if not impossible -- to find with artificial light. However, sun glare and privacy are still problems that should be addressed through minimalist window treatments that keep the simple, practical aesthetic. Many minimalists in Miami rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades rather than bulky curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In A Minimalist Design

White shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Miami.

When you want to use a minimalist treatment, search out clean lines and multi-use practicality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they fit snugly within the window opening without rolls of fabric or cumbersome cords strewn about. This creates a minimalist style, where your treatments are lying flush with the rest of the wall.

Plantation shutters are known to be practical, which fits the other benchmark of a minimalist space. While outside light is fundamental for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can cause problems like sun glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just tilt the louvers when the glare hurts your eyes until you discover the right angle. You may even want to close them all the way to block outside light 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. For instance, you might want to look at shutters made from reclaimed wood. These shutters have the same expert craftsmanship of a wood or faux wood plantation shutter but they bring in a green element to the room. If you want a more energy-efficient treatment, you’ll want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood treatments are available in three different shades of white, can be easily dusted, and are some of the most durable treatments you will find.

Other Window Treatments For A Minimalist Lifestyle

While many people pick plantation shutters for their unfussy style and practicality, there are other window treatments you can try:

Cellular shades in a minimalistic apartment.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cellular shade sit close to the window and come in different colors and patterns. Some minimalist designs call for sheer cellular shades so you can get a diffused light without dealing with glare.

  • 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 use large panels that overlap as they open and close. These coverings are great at covering a sliding glass door or being used as a easy room divider that can separate off different spaces when needed.

What NOT To Use In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in Miami dining room.

There’s plenty of window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but then there are popular treatments that do not. Don’t look at heavy treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic style of the surrounding environment. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be shunned for similar reasons. Heavy treatments will make your decor seem disproportionate, with the focal point pointing to the window coverings.

Blinds are also an iffy treatment. There are situations where a blind fits the simple lifestyle, but that’s if they are of exemplary quality. The main problem is that they thump and thud against the window, killing your peaceful mood. And any hanging slats or cumbersome cords from a cheap blind makes your windows look sloppy and disheveled.

Sunburst Will Help You Choose Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design

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

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