How to Give Your Windows Vintage Modern Style
What exactly is vintage modern style? Some have found it hard to define. Modern style is characterized by minimalism and clean lines. It can range from using industrial materials like concrete and metal, to natural materials like wood and fabrics. Modern, when done right, can be relaxing and surprising all at once. Vintage style brings together decor that was made in a bygone era, back when things were made with care (sorry big-box stores). Vintage modern is a smart style choice because the pieces that have been around for a long time were made to stay around for a long time.
Why Vintage Modern Might be a Challenge
What about window treatments, though? The years probably haven’t been as kind to window treatments from the 1940’s and 50’s. Yellowing, dry rot, and wear are a problem when trying to complete your vintage modern look for your whole house (or even just a room of windows).
Still, you can have the look you love without all the fuss. Here are just a few options that work well with a vintage modern style. Which one would work for you?
Window Treatments that Work with Vintage Modern
Fabric Roller Shades
Fabric Roller Shades are the ultimate compliment to modern décor. They have superbly clean lines. Neutral colors (we have many options to choose from) paired with a metallic valance can offer a zen feel. If that’s not your thing and you’re looking for something bolder, roller shades come in an array of modern patterns and bold colors. Trust us – we have the perfect fit.
Quirky and fun, but also made of eco-friendly materials, bamboo shades are perfect for the vintage modern look. The Tiki look became a nationwide rage in the 1930’s, and although some of the accompanying styles were not so great, bamboo shades have remained popular for decades.
Our bamboo shades come in a wide selection of wood tones, so you can find a look that fits your home. This style brings a down-to-earth, natural feel while maintaining the clean appeal of modern style.
The tried-and-true drape doesn’t have to be traditional or boring. We have many funky, bright colors and patterns. Choosing a bold drape is an easier option than trying to find vintage fabric, then having draperies made. We’re sure that we have a fabric that will compliment those Danish teak armchairs you scored at the Wilmington Antique Show in January!
If you’re ready to update the look of your windows, come in and see us. Our design team is ready to help you find just what you need to make your house a home. We can help you complete your vintage modern look!
Until February 28, we are running a great promotion – choose treatments for your whole house for one low price!