Plantation shutters over a desk

Minimalist Window Coverings For A Minimalist Design In New Brunswick

October 08, 2019

Minimalist design brings a essential harmony to a space through defined lines, unassuming colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to strip down your possessiveness to nonessential personal items, furniture, and side items until you’ve stripped down your rooms to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with useful, uncomplicated items, you create a calming environment where you can let go of stress without distraction.

Naturally, light plays a huge role 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 find with artificial light. And with the pragmatic concepts of minimalism, you will need window treatments that stop both sun glare and noise. Many minimalists in New Brunswick rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades over fabrics found in curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Look Great In A Minimalist Design

Polywood shutters in a minimalist bedroom in New Brunswick.

To find the perfect window treatment for minimalist design, look for the clean lines and straightforward functionality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they fit snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or cumbersome cords scattered about. This creates an ordered aesthetic, where your coverings are on the same plane as the rest of the wall.

Plantation shutters are known to be functional, which checks off the other criteria of a minimalist ideal. While natural light is a must for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can have issues like sun glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just lift the louvers when the glare hurts your eyes until you find the right angle. You may even want to shut them completely to block out everything and gain the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters surrounded by brick wall.

We have some plantation shutter styles that can work well in your minimalist decor. For an eco-friendly option, you might try shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. These have the same quality construction of a regular plantation shutter but they bring in a green element to your windows. If you are looking for a more energy-efficient treatment, you should use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood shutters come in different shades of white, are moisture and pest-resistant, and are one of the most energy-efficient window coverings you can get.

Alternative Window Coverings For Minimalism

While many minimalists choose plantation shutters for their design needs, there are other window treatments that will work:

Cellular shades in a modern bedroom.
  • Sheer cellular shades: These treatments sit close to the window and are available in different colors and patterns. Many minimalist designs use sheer cellular shades so you can get a diffused light without experiencing sun glare.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door glides on an overhead track, blocking the window or opening. As each shutter is just one 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 feature large panels that overlap as they cover the window. These treatments are exemplary at hiding a sliding glass door or being used as a stylish room divider that can section off makeshift rooms when needed.

What To Stay Away From In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in New Brunswick dining room.

There’s a lot of different window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but then again there are plenty of treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Avoid bulky treatments like drapes, as they will stick out from the simplicity of the space. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be bypassed for the same reason. Heavy treatments will have your decor seem uneven, with your focus directing to the window treatments.

Blinds are also an iffy decision. You might find situations where a blind fits the essential lifestyle, but they can only work if they are of high quality. Most blinds bang and sway against the window, upending your need for serenity. And any hanging slats or tangled cords from a cheap blind makes your windows feel messy and disorganized.

Sunburst Can Help You Find Your Window Treatments For Minimalist Design

As you pare down your space to the essentials, bring in Sunburst to guide you to the perfect window treatments for your minimalist design. We will come to your house and offer you our selection of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, as well as other coverings that are beautiful and practical. Call us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below.

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