How to Dress Windows on Modern Homes

The Shutter Store 8/24/2023 12:00:00 PM

Contemporary, Minimalist, Mid-Century, Industrial. The list of modern styles found the length and breadth of the country goes on. Whatever your style, it’s vital to find the perfect balance between style and function for your modern home window treatments. In this quick guide, we’ll discuss some of your options and, spoiler alert, tell you why DIY shutters come out as winners every time.


Drapes can be a solid choice to soften the clean lines of modern interiors and create a sense of warmth and coziness. They also offer a wide range of design possibilities, allowing homeowners to add a personalized touch to their living spaces.

However, heavy or ornate drapes may overpower the minimalistic décor and make the space feel cluttered. Additionally, maintaining drapes can be more labor-intensive compared to shutters. They need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking fresh and free of dust.

And while drapes offer softness and style, they may not be the most practical choice for all modern homeowners.

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Blinds are a popular choice for modern homes because of their sleek lines (much like shutters). Roller blinds and vertical blinds are well-suited to contemporary settings, providing a clean and uncluttered appearance.

Blinds are also good – but not great – for light control and privacy. You can easily adjust the slats or roll up the blinds to control how much natural light enters the room. The variety of materials, patterns, and colors available is another perk, but we’re not rushing out to buy our own. Why?

Blinds accumulate dust and need regular cleaning (we’re terrible at chores), especially if they have intricate slats or mechanisms. Plus, certain types of blinds are thin and let light into the room even when closed.

Don’t get us wrong: we like blinds, but, well, they’re just not shutters.

Shutters for Modern Homes

Shutters are the perfect modern home window treatments. Their sleek and minimalist design is ideal for complementing contemporary spaces. And with their clean lines and a timeless appeal, they’ll create a cohesive and sophisticated look to effortlessly integrate with your existing décor.

One of the key reasons shutters shine in modern homes is their exceptional light control and privacy. The slats are super easy to adjust, offering unparalleled privacy, and they’re excellent insulators too, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

They’re also very durable – an investment that’ll have your space looking fresh for years to come. Unlike other window treatments, wood shutters are easy to maintain and keep dust-free too. That’s great because, well, who has the time these days?

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Choosing Your Perfect Color

Finding your ideal shutter color is a breeze with our extensive range. From crisp whites and subtle off-whites to elegant greys and rich wood stains, we’ve got a diverse palette to suit every modern home's style. If you're looking for a touch of rustic charm, our limewash finishes add a warm, weathered look to your space.

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Still can’t find your perfect hue? With our custom color matching service (available with Natural Hardwood only), you have the freedom to choose any color in the current Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams swatch decks.

So, go wild and express yourself!

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