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Styling Monochromatic Window Treatments

With its relaxed sophistication, monochromatic design has been growing in popularity among interior designers who use a simple - but not simplistic - color scheme to reinvigorate design and add cohesion to interior spaces. Monochromatic design is an enveloping style that includes every aspect of space from floor to ceiling, including walls, furniture, accessories, and monochromatic window treatments. So, if you’re on the fence about whether you want to dive into this color-centric design, consider these benefits of using monochromatic design in your home.

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Monochromatic Design is Easy to Use

Since monochromatic design uses only one color, it’s relatively easy to create a color palette guaranteed to harmonize. There is no worry about clashing or mismatched colors since monochromatic design uses only a single hue and variants of that hue, including different shades, tones, and tints.

Monochromatic Design Highlights Other Interior Design Elements

The simplicity of color in monochromatic design is great at creating an elegantly restrained environment that naturally highlights architectural details, special furniture, artwork, or the texture and patterns of other design elements in a room by acting as a unifying design element rather than a design focal point.

Monochromatic Design Works with a Variety of Styles

The monochromatic design integrates into numerous interior design styles and personal tastes with ease because it can be both bold and yet soft, eclectic, and yet cohesive, neutral, and yet striking; making it an utterly versatile tool that works in styles from modern minimalist to cozy chic to new-age bohemian.

Since window coverings are a large part of many rooms and control natural light in the space, it’s important to incorporate window treatments into your monochromatic design. Monochromatic window treatments can include either layered treatments or singular window coverings; what’s important for successful monochromatic window treatment is that it has a tonal or textural variety that adds interest or contrast to the room. So, when creating monochromatic window treatments for your home, consider the following styling tips as you choose what kind of window coverings to use.

Singular Monochromatic Window Treatments

Sheer shades are a singular shade that works great in monochromatic design because they add a uniquely soft texture to the space. The use of specialized and varying fabrics within the window shade itself makes sheer shades like Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings,  Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Luminette® Privacy Sheers ideal monochromatic window treatments.

Roman shades, like Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, are another popular monochromatic window treatment because they are available in a variety of fabrics, both plain and patterned, and natural weaves, and so they afford homeowners almost unlimited design options. To counterbalance the simplicity of the color palette in monochromatic window treatments, play with bolder or enlarged monochromatic prints since their complexity will add a dynamic element yet still remain cohesive.

Layered Monochromatic Window Treatments

Layering window treatments are a great way to add tonal and textural variety as well as depth to a monochromatic room. That’s why it’s common to see Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery paired with shades, shutters, or blinds to create striking monochromatic window treatments.

So, if you’re ready to bring monochromatic design into your home, request a consultation with the experts at Custom Window Coverings today. They can walk you through using a monochromatic color palette and help you find the perfect monochromatic window treatment for your home. Custom Window Coverings is located near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and serves Los Alamos, Albuquerque, White Rock, Taos, Tesuque, Placitas, Corrales, Sandia Park, and Santa Fe, NM.