When you’re designing the interior of your home, there are many choices to make. If you want everything in your home to follow a certain theme or style, then you might find yourself carefully going over paint samples and fabric swatches over and over trying to find the right colors, window treatments, furniture, and decorations. However, if you don’t have a background in interior design, finding the right balance can be difficult. With an understanding of a few basic interior design styles, you can find the right fit for you. Once you’ve settled on your design, our experts at Hill Country Blinds can help you match the right window treatments to your interior design.
Many things have two extremes, from politics to adventurous eating. Interior design preferences are no different. On the spectrum of staunch traditionalism to free-wheeling modernists, many of us float somewhere in the middle. That’s what makes transitional design so popular. This style tries to find the balance between traditional and modern to create a happy medium. One of the hallmark features of a transitional style is minimal accessorizing. This lets the furniture, flooring, and wall colors and patterns stand out. To accessorize a transitional style, you can turn to rugs, pillows, throw blankets, and window treatments. High-quality unique window coverings like modern shadings can help accentuate your home’s style while adding elegance.
Of course, if transitional provides a middle ground, traditional interior design is one of the popular styles. Traditional interiors are often distinguished by dark wood and ornate detail. The fabrics in a traditional home are often high-quality, traditionally expensive materials that vary in patterns. For a glamorous touch, basic lighting fixtures can be swapped for chandeliers. If your home’s interior doesn’t naturally include ornate detail or dark wood, you can incorporate these styles into your interior with furniture and window treatments. By choosing couches and chairs with detailed, contoured legs or tables with sculpted edges add traditional visual interest. You can also add dark wood to your home with indoor shutters available in a variety of finishes.
Finally, the other clear popular interior design style is modern. This style shouldn’t be confused with contemporary, which is always changing based on the current trends. Modern style is based on a specific time period, the most recent century. The distinguishing features of modern design include sleek lines and minimal decorations for an overall clean design. To keep visual interest, shiny materials are thrown in. For example, stainless steel appliances or chrome and metal features throughout a modern interior. Fabric choices often incorporate bold and bright accents to complement the other more neutral, minimal features. Simple roller shades can add to the sleek lines and minimalistic spaces.
Balancing all the aspects of your interior design style can be tricky. When you’re choosing your window treatments, you are not alone. Our experts at Hill Country Blinds can walk you through the entire process, starting with a design consultation. Located in New Braunfels, Texas, we serve the Austin area including Lakeway, Georgetown, and Spicewood. Contact us today to get started!