In the world of interior design, trends change frequently from season to season and year to year. However, there are some trends that are more enduring than others that remain popular for many years. Minimalism is one of these enduring trends and it's been a desired look in modern Australian homes for several years.
Minimalism embraces simple, clean lines and a serene clutter-free look. There are many specific home decor products that are ideal for creating a minimalist look in your home and this includes window dressings. Here are two stunning window dressing ideas that will make the perfect addition to your minimalist style home.
1. Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters have become increasingly popular in recent years. They're functional and practical and they also look amazing. Because of their structure, they can be fully closed or open and you can use the louvres to further control light, airflow and privacy.
These shutters make a great choice for a minimalist style home because they are sleek, streamlined and don't have any fussy or superfluous features. They also take up far less space than window dressings like curtains because they fit snugly within the window frame.
Plantation shutters are available in a range of materials, such as aluminium, timber and vinyl. You can also opt for insulated frames and louvres to ensure maximum insulation properties. White is the most popular colour option for these shutters which is also in keeping with the clean look of minimalism. However, you can also opt for a natural timber look if you'd like to add some subtle warmth and colour to your home.
2. Concealed Blinds
Blinds are another excellent window dressing option for a minimalist style home. They're simple, fuss-free and very easy to keep clean and well-maintained. You can take this concept a step further by having your blinds concealed within the wall or ceiling cavity above the windows. If this is not an option in your home, the cavity in the wall next to the window can also be used to accommodate sliding blind panels.
Concealed blinds mean that the mechanical components are hidden from view which makes an already simple window dressing even more streamlined. Also, when the blinds are completely open, they won't be visible at all. This allows you to make the most of any available natural light and fully enjoy the view through the window without any extraneous features breaking up the line of sight.
For more information about plantation shutters, contact a window treatment service in your area.