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Contemporary Window Coverings

Contemporary window coverings are the perfect choice for a contemporary decor. I think of contemporary furnishings as incorporating lots of glass and metal, with clean lines, and simple colors. As with any decorating style, contemporary is a personal statement, and your contemporary window coverings are too.

The contemporary decorating style has seen increased popularity over the last several years. The clean, simple lines are drawing people into this style of decorating. Decorating your room does not mean that you forget about the windows, however. The windows are an integral part of your room and can either make or break the feel of the entire room. Adding contemporary window coverings to your contemporary-styled room will help to reinforce your style and help to give an added boost to the entire room.

Before you purchase your contemporary window coverings, first determine what kind of window covering you would like. A good place to start your search is on the internet. On the internet you are free from pushy salesman and can look whenever and however long that you like. Look at as many websites as you like before braving the stores. Research prior to going out gives you an idea of what's available, what you like, and the price range of different contemporary window coverings. Remember the advertising slogan "let your fingers do the walking"? Shopping online is the ultimate way to do just that. What are some of the most common contemporary window coverings that people choose?


Roman shades


  • These shades are simple and have clean lines. They come in a variety of fabrics, patterns and colors to contribute to a great looking room. Roman shades are easy to install and can be custom made to fit almost any window you choose. If you do crafts, consider making your own roman shades.


  • Curtains or sheers


  • The key to finding a contemporary curtain or sheer is trying to stay away from some prints and too much frou-frou. You are looking for simple, clean lines in your curtains or sheers, avoiding as much embellishment and fanciness as possible. A cream, white, or other neutral color is probably the most common colors seen in contemporary curtains or sheers. Metallic colors are also popular.
  • Shutters

  • Shutters may not be the first thing that you think of when you are considering contemporary window coverings, but a full length white shutter can help give your room that contemporary look as well. The clean color and lines can help give your room that added touch. Simple shutters are available that will look great in your contemporary-styled home.
  • Blinds

  • There are lots of ways of using blinds in creating contemporary window coverings. Choosing a color that compliments and blends with your decor is one approach, another being a contrasting color to stand out. Going with metal blinds is one of the best contemporary window covering looks, but plastic and wood can work too.

  • Selecting contemporary window coverings you like that fit your home or office is a matter of personal preference and how you personally define contemporary style. Your tastes really determine which contemporary window covering is right for you. Looking at pictures on the internet and in stores will help you decide which ones fit your vision for your room. Once you have the right window covering in mind then you are ready to purchase. Then you will be on your way to having a contemporary-styled room right down to your contemporary window coverings.

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