Simple, clean, functional – when thinking about modern homes, these are the words we think of. The truth is, there are no hard and fast rules about what makes a “modern home” (other than it was built recently) but we can all agree that modern house design does seek to answer these points. So, when choosing blinds to suit your contemporary aesthetic, what works best?
With orderly horizontal lines that fold neatly, Roman blinds are sophisticated and practical. Plus, they offer increased aesthetic value because your choice of fabrics is much greater.
Metal Venetian blinds
Metal is a very contemporary look and in the form of Venetian blinds, fit perfectly in modern homes.
Simple and elegant, honeycomb blinds’ unique cellular air pockets combine practical insulation qualities with an attractive, tidy modern look.
When opened, vertical blinds stack neatly to the side and they’re also the best option for wide windows, something that features a lot in modern house design. Simple, clean and functional, Vertical blinds tick all the boxes.
Again, another very tidy, unobtrusive option that works well with the simplicity of modern homes. Roller blinds come in a variety of fabrics and with today’s technology, motorisation is also an option.
With clean, elegant lines, panel glides are a contemporary alternative to vertical blinds.
Perhaps the most modern kind of blind you can have is one integrated with technology. Fully automated blinds are convenient, practical and simple to use. Plus there’s the added safety bonus of not having a cord hanging loose.
Fabric and colour
What you consider a contemporary look in your home will be a personal choice. You will know what is pleasing to your eye and what is not. Even if you can’t decide, that’s where engaging a good consultant will help whittle down your options.
Something to consider with your blinds is what you’ll need them to do, eg. block light, keep out the cold etc. With new builds, our knowledge of insulation and development of better building materials in recent years means the need to rely on your blinds to block out the cold has gone down. There’s no harm in getting all the insulation help you can, but in a modern home, it’s less pressing.
We hope you’ve found this information helpful. When it’s time to choose blinds for your home there are lots of other things to consider to ensure you end up with a look you’ll love for years to come. For absolutely everything you need to know about choosing the right blinds for your home, download our free guide.