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Modern Window Treatments

For contemporary spaces, window treatments need special consideration. Modern window treatments are usually kept quite simple, with clean lines, in the latest updated colors and materials. Modern interiors often feature a neutral color palette, but bold pops of color and pattern also have a place in modern decor, especially as accents. Depending upon the type of windows you are covering, there are many choices with modern styling. For rooms with a view, consider the contemporary appeal of solar shades. These shades feature sun-blocking fabrics that allow a degree of view-through to the outside and are manufactured in a roller style shade that's clean and modern.

Another thing to keep in mind is the type of operation for your blind or shade. Cords are standard on most types, but cordless operation will provide a much cleaner look for contemporary interiors and also provide peace of mind in homes with children and pets. Many interior designers recommend motorized cordless operation for its sleek look and ease of use. Plus, many contemporary homes feature large windows that are difficult to reach; motorized lift via remote control is perfect for these applications.

For large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding patio doors, panel track blinds are a popular choice. These blinds feature separate sliding panels on a track and can also be used as a room divider. Panel track blinds are offered in many different types and colors of fabric, from textured fabrics for an earthy feel to light light-filtering and room darkening. Panel track blinds are popular because of their clean look and ease of use. Each panel glides along a track for easy operation. Panel track blinds are a modern, stylish alternative to drapery or vertical blinds.

If your room is lacking pattern, consider patterned window treatments. The Blindsgalore Expressions line of window treatments has contemporary patterns to enhance your decor, available as roller shades or cellular shades for additional insulation. Check out Spring Vine and Fresh Poppies patterns plus contemporary Brushstrokes, Circles and textural designs. Once you select your pattern and color, remember to repeat it a few times in the room with your accessories like vases, pillows and artwork. If color is your thing, you'll love the Simply Chic Collection, featuring the latest neutral and bold colors and patterns in roller shades and cellular shades. Both light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics are available. Trellis and Star Crossed patterns are very popular in neutral or bold colored hues. Or, for just a touch of pattern, check out the I-Beam border print roller shade to add a colorful design element without overwhelming the space.