Decorating Styles and Window Treatments 

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters

Whether you’re redecorating or starting with a clean slate, it’s usually best to have a design style in mind. That way, you are more likely to have a cohesive look—and you can easily add to it in the future. At Blinds & Designs serving Marin County, we can help you find the right window treatment to match your style, for anything from contemporary to modern. Read on to learn more!

The Difference Between Modern and Contemporary

Although the terms “modern” and “contemporary” seem like they’re the same, they are actually labels for two very different styles. “Contemporary” refers to what’s current. On the other hand, “modern” relates to “mid-century modern,” which originated in the mid-1900s. Modern style emphasizes crisp lines and warm neutrals; contemporary style is fluid and might actually mean something different ten years from now than it does today.

Window Fashions for Each Style

For modern style, which tends toward natural materials and earthy colors, good options are wood blinds or shutters, drapery, and shades. Wood blinds stand the test of time, both in style and in durability, and they bring the beauty of the outdoors in, so they’re an excellent choice. Parkland® Wood Blinds from Hunter Douglas are made from real hardwoods, like cherry, oak, and basswood. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters are made from faux wood, so they offer the look of genuine wood but are lighter and even more durable, guaranteed not to peel, crack, chip, warp, or fade. For contemporary style, which right now favors sleek aesthetics, consider blinds made of metal. 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 and your room. Or, for a blend that would go with either style, try Design Studio™ Roller Shades, which are clean and uncluttered for a minimalist approach. 

Modern and Contemporary Fashions in Marin County, San Francisco CA Areas

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 26 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Belvedere-Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 Ext 101 for more information.

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