Minimalist Window Coverings For A Minimalist Design In Houston

Cory Cryer

Minimalist design provides a pared down harmony to a space through orderly lines, soft colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The mission is to simplify your attachment to unimportant personal items, furniture, and side items until you’ve stripped down your rooms to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with practical, simple items, you create a serene environment where you can let go of stress without distraction.

Naturally, light is important in a minimalist design. When you bring in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a serenity that’s tough -- if not impossible -- to find with a lighting fixture. Nevertheless, sun glare and privacy are still problems that should be solved through minimalist window treatments that maintain a simple, practical aesthetic. Many minimalists in Houston 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 Houston. 

To identify the most useful window covering for minimalist design, you may appreciate the clean lines and straightforward functionality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they fit snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or unmanageable cords scattered about. This creates a minimalist style, where your shutters are on the same plane as the walls.

Plantation shutters are known to be practical, which is the other criteria of a minimalist style. While outside light is fundamental for minimalists, unfettered sunlight can cause problems like glare and privacy concerns. With plantation shutters, just tilt the louvers when the glare is too much for your eyes until you discover the right angle. You can even close them completely to block outside light to get the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters surrounded by brick wall. 

We have some plantation shutter fashions that can work well in your minimalist decor. For an eco-friendly option, you might try shutters made from reclaimed wood. Our reclaimed wood shutters have the same level of quality of a normal plantation shutter but they bring in a environmental element to the space. If you are looking for a more energy-efficient shutter, you’ll want to use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood treatments come in different shades of white, can be easily dusted, and are some of the most energy-efficient window treatments you will find.

Other Window Treatments For Minimalism

While many minimalists pick plantation shutters for their minimalist windows, there are some alternative window treatments you can try:

Cellular shades in a minimalistic apartment.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cell shades 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 bring in a diffused light without experiencing sun glare.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, fully obscuring the window or door opening. As each treatment 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 have floor length panels that overlap as they cover the window. These treatments are perfect at hiding a sliding glass door or assuming the role of a stylish room divider that can separate off makeshift rooms when needed.

What To Stay Away From In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in Houston dining room. 

There’s plenty of window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but then there are plenty of treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Avoid heavy treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic quality of the rest of the room. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be avoided for similar reasons. Ornate treatments will make your decor seem disproportionate, with your focus settling to the window treatments.

Blinds are also a capricious treatment. You might find situations where a blind fits the essential lifestyle, but only if they are of exemplary quality. Most blinds swing and collide against the window, killing your feeling of composure. And any hanging slats or cumbersome cords from a vinyl or plastic blind makes your windows feel sloppy and disheveled.

Sunburst Can Help You Pick Your Window Coverings For Minimalist Design

As you simplify your home to the essentials, look to Sunburst to guide you to the perfect window coverings for your minimalist design. We will come to your house and offer you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, and some additional treatments that are functional and stylish. Just call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below.