7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings

 

Windows are great, but sometimes you need to shut out the light, so here are 7 different ideas for ways you can cover your windows.


 

ROLLER SHADES

Available in a range of opacities, these window coverings are easy to use and can give a bit of extra privacy or be completely blacked out letting you sleep in total darkness. They’re on a roller that’s usually rolled up with an attached pulley system, but can also come in high tech alternatives that let you open and close your blinds at an easy press of a button.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROLLER SHADES -- Available in a range of opacities, these window coverings are super easy to use and can simply give a bit of extra privacy or be completely black out letting you sleep in total darkness.

See more photos of this office, here. Designed by Muxin Design. Photography by Zhang Daqi.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROLLER SHADES -- Available in a range of opacities, these window coverings are super easy to use and can simply give a bit of extra privacy or be completely black out letting you sleep in total darkness.

Designed by IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROLLER SHADES -- Available in a range of opacities, these window coverings are super easy to use and can simply give a bit of extra privacy or be completely black out letting you sleep in total darkness.

See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by AO Studios. Photography by Alvin Oh.

SHUTTERS

Shutters are typically associated with older, traditional houses, but modern shutters do exist, and they can look amazing. With options for both interior and exterior shutters, they can be a stylish way to block out unwanted light and increase the privacy of your home.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // SHUTTERS -- With options for both interior and exterior shutters and available in a range of materials, shutters can be a stylish way to block out unwanted light and increase the privacy of your home.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by ARCS Architekten.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // SHUTTERS -- With options for both interior and exterior shutters and available in a range of materials, shutters can be a stylish way to block out unwanted light and increase the privacy of your home.

See more photos of these shutters, here. Designed by Alexander & Co. Photography by Murray Fredericks.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // SHUTTERS -- With options for both interior and exterior shutters and available in a range of materials, shutters can be a stylish way to block out unwanted light and increase the privacy of your home.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Mihaly Slocombe. Photography by Emma Cross.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // SHUTTERS -- With options for both interior and exterior shutters and available in a range of materials, shutters can be a stylish way to block out unwanted light and increase the privacy of your home.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Aamodt/Plumb. Photography by Casey Dunn.

FROSTED GLASS

Frosted glass lets you enjoy the natural light coming through your window but ensures that nobody will be able to see into your home. You can frost an entire window for ultimate privacy or you can partially frost it so you can still enjoy the views outside.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // FROSTED GLASS -- Frosted glass lets you enjoy the natural light coming through your window but ensures that nobody will be able to see into your home. You can frost an entire window or you can partially frost it so you can still enjoy the views outside.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Fernanada Marques Arquitetos Associados. Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // FROSTED GLASS -- Frosted glass lets you enjoy the natural light coming through your window but ensures that nobody will be able to see into your home. You can frost an entire window or you can partially frost it so you can still enjoy the views outside.

Designed by Griffin Enright Architects.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // FROSTED GLASS -- Frosted glass lets you enjoy the natural light coming through your window but ensures that nobody will be able to see into your home. You can frost an entire window or you can partially frost it so you can still enjoy the views outside.

Designed by Griffin Enright Architects.

CURTAINS

Probably the most common window covering, curtains provide privacy, block light, and act as an important decor piece in any room. They can be made from virtually any material, come in endless pattern possibilities, and can make a space feel open and airy or quiet and dark, depending on the thickness of the material used.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // CURTAINS -- Curtains provide privacy, block light, and act as an important decor piece in any room. They can be made from virtually any material, come in endless pattern possibilities, and can make a space feel open and airy or quiet and dark, depending on the thickness of the material used.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Aamer Architects. Photography by Albert K S Lim.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // CURTAINS -- Curtains provide privacy, block light, and act as an important decor piece in any room. They can be made from virtually any material, come in endless pattern possibilities, and can make a space feel open and airy or quiet and dark, depending on the thickness of the material used.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Denis Rakaev. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // CURTAINS -- Curtains provide privacy, block light, and act as an important decor piece in any room. They can be made from virtually any material, come in endless pattern possibilities, and can make a space feel open and airy or quiet and dark, depending on the thickness of the material used.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Denis Rakaev. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

ROMAN BLINDS

Roman blinds, also called roman shades, are similar to roller shades but take on a different look when they’re pulled up. A special type of stitch is done along the sides to create folds in the fabric as it’s pulled open, which creates a distinct look at the bottom of the blinds. They can be made from gauzy fabric that’s more decorative than functional or they can be made from blackout material to plunge rooms into darkness when the blinds are closed.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROMAN BLINDS -- Roman blinds, also called roman shades, are similar to roller shades but take on a different look when they're pulled up. A special type of stitch is done along the sides to create folds in the fabric as it's pulled open and creates a distinct look at the bottom of the blinds.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by SVOYA Studio. Photography by Tanya Kovalenko.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROMAN BLINDS -- Roman blinds, also called roman shades, are similar to roller shades but take on a different look when they're pulled up. A special type of stitch is done along the sides to create folds in the fabric as it's pulled open and creates a distinct look at the bottom of the blinds.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by SVOYA Studio. Photography by Tanya Kovalenko.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROMAN BLINDS -- Roman blinds, also called roman shades, are similar to roller shades but take on a different look when they're pulled up. A special type of stitch is done along the sides to create folds in the fabric as it's pulled open and creates a distinct look at the bottom of the blinds.

Designed by Baden Baden Interior. Photography by Marjon Hoogervorst.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // ROMAN BLINDS -- Roman blinds, also called roman shades, are similar to roller shades but take on a different look when they're pulled up. A special type of stitch is done along the sides to create folds in the fabric as it's pulled open and creates a distinct look at the bottom of the blinds.

Architecture by Lauren Rubin Architecture. Interior design by Eric Perry. Photography by David Gilbert, Alyssa Kirsten, and Billy Siegrist.

VENETIAN BLINDS

Venetian blinds are a simple type of blind that opens in two ways to give vary degrees of openness and light. When the shades are open, only a bit of light is let in and an element of privacy is retained. When the entire blinds are pulled up the windows are completely exposed and let all of the light from outside come pouring in.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // VENETIAN BLINDS -- A simple type of blind that opens in two ways to give vary degrees of openness and light.

Designed by Axelrod Architects. Photography by Amit Geron.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // VENETIAN BLINDS -- A simple type of blind that opens in two ways to give vary degrees of openness and light.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury. Photography by Tomasz Borucki.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // VENETIAN BLINDS -- A simple type of blind that opens in two ways to give vary degrees of openness and light.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Egue & Seta. Photography by Vicugo Foto + Mauricio Fuertes.

LOUVRES

Louvers are a combination of shutters and Venetian blinds. To allow maximum light in, they open like shutters. But when they’re closed they have shades that can be tilted to allow varying degrees of light through them. While they’re typically horizontal they can also be made vertically for a more unique and modern look.


7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // Louvers are a combination of shutters and Venetian blinds. To allow maximum light in, they open like shutters. But when they're closed they have shades that can be tilted to allow varying degrees of light through them. While they're typically horizontal they can also be made vertically for a more unique and modern look.

Inspiration from the Shutter Store.

7 Contemporary Ideas For Window Coverings // Louvers are a combination of shutters and Venetian blinds. To allow maximum light in, they open like shutters. But when they're closed they have shades that can be tilted to allow varying degrees of light through them. While they're typically horizontal they can also be made vertically for a more unique and modern look.

Inspiration from The Blind Company.

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