Minimalism as a home trend isn’t going away. A perennial Millennial favorite, it prioritizes clean lines and a distinct lack of clutter. When shopping for the perfect window shades, then, minimalists will want to keep them as neat and unobtrusive as possible.
The Minimalist Aesthetic
Minimalism is clean and sleek. Often a lot of neutrals, particularly white, dominate the color scheme. Clutter doesn’t have a place in a minimalist home. Instead, rooms and surfaces are designed to be open, with little disturbing variation. “Less is more” truly is the motto. Jarringly different additions, such as bulky window shades, are unwelcome.
Window Shade Styles That Work
Classic, unobtrusive shades are definitely a great choice for a minimalist home. Roller shades in particular are single, solid sheets of fabric that fit the aesthetic well. With no competing lines or patterns, they provide privacy and light blocking in a sleek package. By nature, they are just about as minimal as you can get for window shades.
Some simpler blinds, too, can work for a minimalist home. Available in a variety of neutrals, the only dimensionality they add depends on the slat sizing. They can add pops of interest without being ostentatious.
Sheer curtains are also a great option, as they keep a room light and airy feeling.
Styles To Avoid
If you want to keep a neat and sleek minimalist look, you’ll probably want to avoid interior shutters. They bring a lot of focus and dimension into a room, but have a lot of components. By nature, they aren’t very minimalist and may obscure the aesthetic. However, if you’re looking to add a pop of interest to an otherwise minimal space, shutters may be a unique route.
Vertical blinds might also create a bit too much distraction in a minimal space.