Best Window Treatments for Popular Interior Design Styles (Part 2)
Here are our top picks for best blinds and shades to pair with popular interior design trends, including Minimalist, Hollywood Glam, Mid-Century Modern, Traditional & Southwestern.
From industrial and Scandanavian to minimalism and Hollywood glam, there are numerous Interior Design Styles from which to choose. And how you decorate can reveal a lot about you as an individual. Home decor is a “window to your personal style,” says Krista Raut, Houzz.
What does your home say about you?
Pairing Popular Interior Design Styles and Window Treatments
In part one of this blog series, we explored several design styles, including Industrial, Coastal, Bohemian, Scandinavian, and Shabby Chic. In part two, we will take a look at Minimalism, Hollywood Glam, Mid-Century Modern, Traditional, and Southwestern.
Which style speaks to you?
Less is more. This is the simple mantra behind minimalism – one of our favorite interior design concepts. Minimalism is a style that “simultaneously showcases exceptional functional design while artistically creating a simplified way to live,” says Neila Deen, Freshome. “In a nutshell, it’s design that’s stripped down to its essential purpose and identity by eliminating everything unnecessary.”
Window Treatment Recommendations: Motorized Honeycomb or Roller Shades ditch the fuss of cords and help give your home the simple, clean lines that embody the minimalist style. Next Day Blinds has partnered with the leader in window covering motorization, Somfy®, to enhance your favorite Next Day Blinds blinds and shades with state-of-the-art control. With the simple press of a button or the sound of your voice, you now have more control over your window treatments than ever before.
Walking into your home should feel like a stroll down the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere. Well, maybe not…but one can dream. And Hollywood-chic is actually very trendy at the moment, says Cynthia Bowman, Freshome.
“Old Hollywood glamour decor is fresher than you’d think,” she says. “Many of its elements like velvets, greys, mirrors and glass are perfectly modern and hot for 2018.”
The Hollywood Glam style is characterized by silver, platinum and light metallic sheens; lots of velvets, suedes, furs, and other glamours textures; Art Deco-esque curves; mirrors and glass accent pieces; and of course purple – the color of royalty.
Window Treatment Recommendations: Our Sateen Light Filtering Roller Shades give any room an extra bit of shimmer. Other options include Custom Painted Hardwood Shutters, which just scream glamour, and Soft Roman Shades, which provide subtle sophistication to any space.
The Mid-Century Modern style is characterized by “refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes,” says Liana Leahy, Lazy Loft. This design style is a throwback to the styles of the mid-1900s, primarily the 1950s and 1960s. Like Minimalism, Mid-Century Modern focusses on functionality and “fuss-free” elements.
Window Treatment Recommendations: Nothing screams retro 1950s and 1960s quite like Roller Shades. “The old-fashioned roller shade is still a good option,” says interior architect Rob Whitten. “They are a practical and inexpensive option that works well in many applications.” Another great option is Sheer Honeycomb Shades, which really play on the functionality and fuss-free side of Mid-Century Modern design.
While the Traditional style may sometimes get a bad rap and dismissed as too old fashioned (think grandma’s house), the truth is it “allows for a lot more experimentation than you might imagine,” says Sarah Beaumont, Laurel and Wolf Interior Design. “And in the right hands, it can feel seriously fresh and new.”
The Traditional Style is characterized by a rich and inviting feel, a neutral color palette, textures and patterns, and an elegant and comforting mix of pieces from several different eras.
Window Treatment Recommendations: Savannah Shadings provide light-filtering luxury that perfectly encapsulates the Traditional style. These fabric window treatments can be tilted for either privacy or sheer elegance, or can be raised completely into the headrail for an unobstructed view. Another option is Roman Shades, which, like Savannah Shades, provide a dramatic fabric backdrop that works well with this interior design style.
“Southwestern interior designs are very inviting due to their ethnicity and warmness,” says Allan Bryce, Don Pedro Home Design. “The style itself is a mixed culture from American and Spanish tradition.” The Southwestern style is characterized by warm colors, a variety of wood, detailing metal, wall texture and tilework, pottery, floor arrangements, decorative accents, and rustic furniture.
“Southwestern interior design gives the homeowners both traditional and contemporary feel,” says Bryce.
Window Treatment Recommendations: With woods playing a prominent role in this design style, it should come as no surprise that we love pairing Southwestern interiors with Wood Blinds. The texture and plethora of warm colors works beautifully in Southwestern homes. Another option is Solar Shades, which play a less prominent visual role themselves, but allow natural light to flood the space and really help those warm tones pop.