How Curtains Can Help Create A Minimalist Look At Home


Minimalist interiors will always be popular and, no doubt, they will become even more so as time goes on as we strive to reduce our impact on the environment as much as we can.

The minimalist aesthetic is a great one to adopt if you do want to reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill - but this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style in any way.

The key to getting it right is to make sure you invest in quality fixtures and fittings, use a variety of different materials (everything from fabric and glass to timber) and choose stand-out pieces of furniture and home decor items that bring your rooms to life all on their own.

Natural light is also a very important element of minimalist design, so it’s important that you give your window treatments a lot of thought if you want to really create stunning interiors at home that are clutter-free and simple.

Fabric choice is important for your curtains if you’re keen to get the minimalist aesthetic right and lighter materials like silk would work really well, or even something sheer and translucent that provides you with a level of privacy but allows more light to enter the space. 

You can help balance this look out by investing in darker home furnishings and keeping them low to the floor, which will also give a nod to the Japandi trend that’s currently proving very popular right now.

Hiding your curtain rods behind a valance is also a great idea if you want a more pared-back look for your rooms, or you could consider building a recess to really create a very stylish and sleek finish.

Those of you with lower ceilings or smaller spaces can help create a sense of light and airiness by mounting your curtains closer to the ceiling, as this will immediately create the illusion of height. If you extend the curtains out a little at the sides of the windows, you will also make them look wider, as well, which is a lovely effect.

In terms of colour palettes for your curtains and window treatments, aim to keep them light if possible. White is, of course, the obvious choice but you could also go for various shades of grey or even off-white shades. You can go for colour if you’re wise with your choices and lighter tones of blues, oranges and yellows will also work wonders at home.

We’d love to see what you’ve been doing with your windows, whether you’ve decided to adopt a minimalist look or something else, so drop us a line to let us know all about your latest style ideas.


Looking for advice on different curtain materials? Get in touch with McAlister Textiles today.


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