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Contemporary Window Treatments

The world of contemporary window treatments is diverse and exciting. If you've decided to go modern, you still have nearly limitless choices when it comes to your shades and blinds. First, ask yourself some key questions—how important is light control in the room you're decorating? What about privacy? Your contemporary window treatments can serve as a bold focal point or offer a little bit of ambience through their design or level of light filtering; it's up to you to determine the look you like for your space.

When you are considering contemporary blinds, try to keep within the general color scheme of the room and choose blinds or shades with clean, crisp lines like panel track blinds or roller shades. If the room is composed mainly of light or neutral colors and you want something that stands out, coordinate your blinds with another accent color in the room, such as a painting or a piece of furniture. It will open up the space and make your windows a focal point.

Contemporary equals simplicity. Do away with flowing fabric and puddled drapes and begin thinking about a more modern, sleek look—cellular shades and mini blinds can be fitted with cordless or motorized controls for a seamless appearance that looks great in contemporary rooms.

Another bold direction is wood blinds and woven wood shades. Anything from hardwoods to woven bamboos can bring a touch of natural texture into your home. Framed with simple drapes like grommet drapes in a solid color, these blinds can look especially modern.

For the ultimate in light control, privacy and upscale appeal, shutters can be an effective way to make a modern statement. Match them to your window frame and you'll be thrilled with the fresh look they provide inside while adding to the curb appeal of your home.