Making Hunter Douglas Window Coverings Work In Your Contemporary Home

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

January 10, 2018

Contemporary décor is ever-changing because it focuses on the current. Because contemporary design is always evolving, many people find it difficult to choose foundational pieces for a room, such as window coverings, since they fear it won’t keep the style of today. Fundamentally, characteristics of a contemporary home are simplicity, sophistication, texture and clean lines. To achieve the look of a contemporary home through window coverings, it’s important to stick to some basic rules. We turn to Hunter Douglas for our recommendations.

Hunter Douglas Roman Shades
Roman shades are sleek, fresh and will offer a luxurious contemporary look to any room in your home. Hunter Douglas Roman Shades offer many styles and choices to dress your windows with an abundance of fabrics and trim options to choose from. While roller shades offer a clean, contemporary look for your home, the batten front shade, for example, is more visually present and substantial than a basic roller shade. Battens, or tunnels, are sewn at regular intervals on the face side of the shade and gathers into neat accordion pleats as it is raised. This provides a handsome, tailored look. However, if you’re looking to show off large-scale, bold patterns and stripes, the Flat Fold Hunter Douglas Roman Shade has no horizontal seams or stitching across the face of the fabric creating a smooth, finished look perfect for your contemporary space.

Hunter Douglas TruView™ Rear Tilt Shutters
Often shutters have a more traditional feel and are not readily associated with contemporary décor. Yet, they can bring all the advantages of form and function with a touch of class and contemporary charm if done with certain paint finishes and modern enhancements. Whether you choose the Classic Heritance® shutters, the NewStyle® hybrid shutters, or the Palm Beach™​ Polysatin™ shutters, in order to create the contemporary lure for your home we recommend adding the Hunter Douglas TruView™ rear tilt. Compatible with each of the 3 shutter products, TruView™ is a discrete operating system that allows you to tilt one louver to a desired position. Streamlined with a clean, contemporary look, the operating system is barely visible from the front of the product and therefore, a great contemporary enhancement to your traditional working shutter.

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