Minimalist Window Coverings For A Minimalist Design In Denver

Gary Harding

Minimalist design brings a pared down harmony to our rooms through crisp lines, gentle colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The goal is to strip your attachment to unimportant personal items, furniture, and room elements until you’ve stripped down the decor to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with practical, simple items, you create a calming environment where you can let go of stress without distraction.

Of course, light plays a huge 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 fulfill with artificial light. Of course, your window coverings will still need to block sun glare and provide privacy as you deem necessary. A good deal of minimalists in Denver install plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades over fabrics found in curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In A Minimalist Design

Polywood shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Denver. 

To find the best window treatment for minimalist design, you may appreciate the clean lines and usefulness of plantation shutters. Style-wise, they hang snugly within the window opening without rolls of fabric or unmanageable cords scattered about. This creates a minimalist style, where your treatments are using the same level as the walls.

Plantation shutters are known to be easy to use, which is the other criteria of a minimalist ideal. While outside light is fundamental for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can cause problems like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just close the louvers when the glare is too much for your eyes until you have aimed the glare somewhere else. You can even shut them completely to block outside light to get the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters near a brick wall. 

We have some plantation shutter styles that can enhance your minimalist decor. For instance, you might consider shutters made from reclaimed wood. These have the same level of quality of a normal plantation shutter but they allow a green element to your windows. If you are looking for a more energy-efficient treatment, may want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood treatments are available in different shades of white, clean easily, and are some of the most practical window treatments you can buy.

Alternative Window Treatments For A Minimalist Lifestyle

While some homeowners may choose plantation shutters for their unfussy style and practicality, there are some non-shutter window treatments that will work:

Cellular shades in a streamlined bedroom.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cellular shade hang close to the window and are available in a variety of colors and patterns. Many minimalist designs want sheer cellular shades so you can have rooms filled with indirect light.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door glides on an overhead track, blocking the window or door frame. As each shutter is just one large panel, barn door shutters are well suited for a minimalistic design.

  • Panel tracks: Panel tracks also glide on an above track and use large panels that overlap as they open and close. These coverings are perfect at covering a sliding glass door or assuming the role of a easy room divider that can segment off different spaces when needed.

What Doesn’t Work In Your Minimalist Design

Plantation shutters in Denver dining room. 

There’s plenty of window treatments that will enhance minimalist design, but then there are plenty of treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Beware of bulky treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic style of the space. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be bypassed for the same reason. Ornate treatments will have your decor seem uneven, with your focus pointing to the window coverings.

Blinds are also a capricious decision. There are examples where a blind works well with the essential lifestyle, but they can only work if they are of the highest quality. Most blinds thump and thud against the window, disrupting your feeling of composure. And any broken slats or tangled cords from a vinyl or plastic blind makes your windows seem messy and disorganized.

Sunburst Will Help You Choose Your Window Treatments For Minimalist Design

When you filter your rooms to the essentials, look to Sunburst to help you find the perfect window treatments for your minimalist design. We will bring samples to your home and show you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, as well as some additional treatments that are functional and stylish. Call us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below.