Minimalist Window Coverings For A Minimalist Design In Sacramento

Curtis Orton

Minimalist design provides a essential harmony to our rooms through crisp lines, gentle colors, and non-cluttered spaces. The goal is to simplify your possessiveness to irrelevant personal items, furniture, and decorations until you’ve peeled away the decor to the essentials. When you only surround yourself with functional, unfussy items, you create a peaceful environment where you can live simply without distraction.

Naturally, light is important in a minimalist design. As you let in natural light through your windows, you open up the room and get a serenity that’s difficult -- if not impossible -- to have with a lighting fixture. However, sun glare and privacy are still problems that should be addressed through minimalist window treatments that also have a simple, practical aesthetic. A good deal of minimalists in Sacramento rely on plantation shutters or sheer cellular shades rather than large curtains or drapes.

Plantation Shutters Work Well In A Minimalist Design

White shutters in a minimalist bedroom in Sacramento. 

When choosing your minimalist window treatments, search out clean lines and straightforward functionality of plantation shutters. Aesthetically, they sit snugly within the window opening without dusty fabrics or unwieldy cords strewn about. This creates an uncluttered look, where your treatments are lying flush with the rest of the wall.

Plantation shutters are known to be easy to use, which checks off the other criteria of a minimalist ideal. While outside light is essential for minimalists, uncontrolled 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 away. You might even need to close them all the way to block out everything to get the energy-efficiency benefits.

Reclaimed wood shutters next to brick wall. 

Here are some plantation shutter fashions that can strengthen your minimalist decor. For an eco-friendly option, you might try shutters constructed from reclaimed wood. Our reclaimed wood shutters have the same level of quality of a regular plantation shutter but they allow a environmental element to the space. If you want a more energy-efficient window covering, you should use our Polywood® shutter. These faux-wood treatments are available in three different shades of white, are moisture and pest-resistant, and are one of the most practical window coverings you can buy.

Other Window Treatments For Minimalism

While many minimalists use plantation shutters for their minimalist windows, there are some non-shutter window treatments that you may like:

Cellular shades in a minimalistic apartment.
  • Sheer cellular shades: Cellular shade sit close to the window and are available in many colors and patterns. Many minimalist designs want sheer cellular shades so you can let in a diffused light without experiencing sun glare.

  • Barn door shutters: A barn door slides across an overhead track, completely shutting off the window or opening. As each shutter is just one large panel, barn door shutters work well within a minimalistic design.

  • Panel tracks: Panel tracks also use an above track and feature large panels that overlap as they open and close. These coverings are exemplary at covering a sliding glass door or acting as a simple room divider that can segment off areas when needed.

What Doesn’t Work In Your Minimalist Design

White shutters in Sacramento dining room. 

There’s a lot of different window coverings that can work within minimalist design, but then there are popular treatments that fail to meet minimalist standards. Avoid heavy treatments like drapes, as they will disturb the minimalistic style of the rest of the room. Curtains or layered window treatments should also be bypassed for the same issues. Ornate treatments will have your decor feel uneven, with your focus directing to the window coverings.

Blinds are also a capricious decision. There are a few situations where a blind fits the simple lifestyle, but they can only work if they are of the highest quality. Unfortunately, blinds tend to bang and sway against the window, killing your need for serenity. And any missing slats or cumbersome cords from a cheap blind makes your windows look old and unkempt.

Sunburst Can Help You Find Your Window Treatments For Minimalist Design

As you pare down your rooms to the essentials, call on Sunburst to find the perfect window treatments for your minimalist design. We will come to your house and show you our lines of Polywood and reclaimed wood plantation shutters, and also other coverings that are perfect for minimalism. Just call 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below.