At Perfect Fit Window Fashions here in Estero, most of our customers are looking for window fashions that will fit their décor style. Interestingly, sometimes, they don’t really know how to define that style. For example, many people might describe their home as “modern” when in fact it’s actually designed in contemporary style. But never to fear! We can help determine which style is which—and, even better, we have the right window fashion to match it. Read on to learn more!
Telling the Styles Apart
Although the terms “modern” and “contemporary” seem synonymous, in fact, they are associated with two different styles. “Modern” relates to “mid-century modern,” which originated in the mid-1900s (the 50s and 60s). On the other hand, “contemporary” is the term that actually refers to what’s current. Where modern style emphasizes warm neutrals and crisp lines, contemporary style is more fluid and might actually mean something different five years from now than it does today.
Applying the Styles to Window Treatments
If you are looking to enhance your modern style, look for treatments in earthy colors or bright whites and natural materials. Good complements are wood blinds or shutters, drapery, and shades. Wood blinds are particularly good because they stand the test of time, both in style and in durability, and they bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Parkland® Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas are made from real hardwoods, like cherry, basswood, and oak. You could also consider faux wood, such as Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, which offer the look of genuine wood but are lighter and even more durable, guaranteed not to peel, chip, warp, crack, or fade. For a contemporary style, consider blinds made of metal for a sleek look in your space. A good option is Modern Precious Metals®, which are available in a wide range of finishes, such as metallics, mattes, and pearlescent colors, so you can accentuate your windows ad your room.
A Blend of Both
If you like both modern and contemporary looks, why not blend them? Design Studio™ Roller Shades are clean and uncluttered for a minimalist approach that can complement any style. And drapery makes a classic modern or contemporary look, either as a standalone treatment or to pair with an existing window fashion. They’re great on larger windows, can emphasize the lines of a room, and help cut light gaps on existing treatments. No matter your choice, window treatments can transform the light in your home!
Modern and Contemporary Fashions in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Area
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation– we’re looking forward to serving you!