Choosing Modern Window Blinds: 10 Things to Consider
When we talk about contemporary home interior, we often have different interpretations, but it usually comes down to a classic design trend with effortless elegance. Contemporary home style is a blend of creativity and modernism, with a sophisticated flare. It is often a way to strip back your home sense and start from scratch, so that your home not only feels like home, but is practical, functional, and most of all, stylish.
Whether it be traditional, minimal, eclectic or maximalist, there’s always a way to put a modern spin in your decor. Simple finishes, lines, colour and texture can all make for a modern, serene space and can be replicated into so many homes in original ways. Whether it’s a neutral base or a pop of colour, it’s important to choose a theme and stick with it when it comes to modern tastes. Lighting, prints, and fabrics also always play a huge part when piecing together your perfect room, and help bring your vision to life. Innovative interior design is timeless, and is designed to never go out of style, and your window blinds should do just the same.
This handy guide will help you choose the perfect blind for your ultra-modern home, for all home styles and tastes.
1. Less is more
When designing a modern home, colour, or less of it, is something to consider. With minimalist decor taking interior trends by storm, pared-back, sleek and clean looking palettes are growing in popularity, and we can completely see why. A neutral scheme offers a sense of clarity and calmness, making your home feel like a blissful scandi abode with elegant features.
Our Brilliant White Eco-Wood blind with Cotton Tapes offers a contemporary take on a more traditional window look. This classic blind design in a crisp, cool white shade brings a pop of life back to your windows, making your home appear brighter and more spacious.
2. A pop of colour
As well as neutral interior themes, contrasting bold colours can also make for a vibrant and contemporary space. Block colouring especially, can draw your eye from corner to corner, and elongate a room. When styling modern interiors, it’s important to make the room feel as spacious as possible, and playing with colour can definitely help do just that.
If colour is something you love then our Stirlo Roller blind in Olive Green provides a delicate hint to a calming atmosphere, while still adding character to your window area.
3. A smarter home
As well as a smarter looking home, you also want it to function smarter too, so that your space not only looks and feels practical, but is. You can now modernise your windows and make them an integral part of your home with electric Motorised blinds.These blinds can be raised or lowered with the push of a button, by using a simple remote control to operate the fully rechargeable, battery powered, wirefree motor to operate the blind.
Available in Roller blinds , XL Roller blinds , Roman blinds and Wooden Venetian blind options, these Motorised blinds are designed with you in mind, for sleek manoeuvring and function, you won’t find a more contemporary blind choice. Our Solo Blackout Harbour Motorised Roller blind, blends well with dark accents or alternatively neutral walls for a real contrasting look. This blind is designed with blackout technologies, so an excellent choice for those who love a cooler space, and a restful nights sleep.
4. Add some depth
Modern interior means clean lines and uncluttered spaces, but unfortunately, it can also mean your home can feel cold and not always homely. This is where your window treatment can play a vital role. As well as adding character and depth to your space, a Roman blind can also be used as a thermal barrier, actually making your home feel more snug and cosy.
Our Crosby Scarlet Roman blind is a firm favourite for modern interior lovers. Its unique fabric looks hand printed with its soft scarlet geometric detail. This blind offers effortless luxury, while creating a standout feature in the desired room. The pleated folds of the Roman blind help to layer the fabric seamlessly, making your window look beautiful.
Start by keeping things simple. The core rule of minimalism is simplicity, functionality and cleanliness, and your modern home should emphasis just that. If you are looking for an easy and effective way to bring lavish style into your home, then Perfect Fit blinds are the ideal solution. These blinds are the ultimate choice for those wanting a smooth and minimal look, as they clip directly into your window frame, meaning you have no clutter on your windowsill, and they are also super easy to install, ideal if you’re not so handy with a hammer. Perfect Fit blinds are available in pleated, wooden venetian, metal, and roller options. Our Hive Blackout Perfect Fit blind in Cream complements a contemporary space perfectly. Pair with boucle furniture, brass finishes and pampas grass for an up to date and on trend vibe throughout.
6. Light control
Another important factor to consider when designing a 21st century home, is to allow a lot of light in. Natural light can be provided through your window, and having control of this gives you even more opportunity to add brightness to your room and open your space. Liven up your windows with our range of Day and Night blinds, also known as ‘Vision blinds’. Day and Night blinds offer you complete control, they are layered shades of blackout fabric and sheer voile, that enable you to let more light in or filter with the simple pull of a cord.
These blinds give instant control with easy operation, and are also super simple to use in the same way as a traditional roller blind, but provide more benefits. Our Nobis Mute Day and Night blind will pair well with grey decor to add personality and vibrancy to your home.
7. Layering texture
Layering texture is another essential to creating a modern home through using a mixture of textiles in everything from rugs to window treatments, pillows, blankets and furniture upholstery. Wooden blinds, whether real wood or faux wood, can help to add charisma and a high-end feel to your living space.
Our Urban Oak Real Wood With Tapes Venetian blind has a stunning stain of wood, that is original and will offer bespoke luxury to a contemporary window area. This blind will tone well with neutral textures and other wooden accents throughout your decor.
8. Let natural light in
Modern homes, especially open-plan living areas and kitchens, often have lots of natural light on offer. Whether you have big bi-folding doors, or simple sky light windows, get the most out of them with the correct window treatment. Our Sunlight Roof blinds that will perfectly fit any Velux, Keylite, Fakro, Dakstra or RoofLITE windows, are an affordable option that also offer easy installation, for added convenience. Blue and navy hues are an interior colour palette staple, our Navy Blue blackout Roof blind adds a luxurious edge. A darker focal point in your home makes for a clean and lavish look, and can be paired with dark wood and gold accessories for a modern feel throughout.
9. Keep it cool
As well as your modern interior looking cool, you want it to feel cool too. Keep your space looking and feeling fresh with our statement range of Blackout blinds. Blackout blinds are one of the most economical blinds to buy, as their dim-out or blackout fabric, can also act as a thermal insulator. Our Midas Shadow Blackout Roller blind harmonises with soft white or pale cream shades for an everlasting distinguished look. The simple horizontal stripes help create the illusion of a wider space, a great trick if you have a smaller window to decorate.
10. Eco-friendly options
You may think that sustainable architecture and eco-friendly interior trends are new, but it is something that builders, stylists and home lovers have been trying to adapt to for years. There are lots of reasons why upgrading your home’s eco-credentials is a good idea. Firstly, it is something all of us can do to benefit the planet, and will lower your energy bills and make for a warmer, more efficient living environment.
Another benefit that isn’t usually taken into consideration is how your home makes you feel - these blinds can give your mental wellbeing a boost, a great factor when designing a modern home! We have a wide range of eco-friendly blind options available, made from 100% recycled PVC material. Our Arona Jewel Roller blind provides an inviting, and feminime edge. This subtle shade of lilac is known for conjuring up positive energy and making you feel at ease - ideal for those wanting to create a super fresh space.
If you would like more advice or guidance on discovering the perfect blind to fit your interior style, please don’t hesitate to send us a message!