Modern window shades can add so much to your Dallas home.

They range from modern roller shades to more elaborate hanging panels.. As far as colors, pure colors are best.  Modern Design has embraced pure color.  Black, white and neutrals are accented with primary colors. Therefore, you may want to stay with white or a neutral color for your window treatments 

Modern window treatments use more minimalist designs.  You can mix modern drapes with more contemporary fabrics..  Modern designs often have clean and straight lines and use some very modern materials for the hardware.  Drapery rods can be made of stainless steel, chrome and other metallics.

Minimalism and lack of clutter such as trims, embellishments, etc. will help you achieve a modern feeling.  Bold colors can be used for accents.  If you want to achieve a modern theme, you may want to do it by using texture and natural fibers in the fabrics.

Sleek white shades are seen in the photo above. Don’t be afraid to spend more on your window treatments.  After all, they will be in your home for a long time.

Your drapery and shades need to complement your entire room.  The major elements in a room are the floors, ceilings, walls and furniture.  Only one of them can be a star and the other parts of the room play a supporting role.  For example, if you have fantastic artwork, you may want your walls and window treatments to be more neutral.

When you or your interior designer order the shades for your bedroom, you may want black-out shades. They will be room darkening or will completely block out all light.


Modern window treatments can be a little simpler with not as much detail. The curtain rods for contemporary drapes can be on a single or double rod.  However, as shown in this photo, the fabric may have all the gorgeous detail you need.Contemporary shades come in all different forms and colors, such as whites, grays, blue, etc.  

Modern window treatments tend to tie the windows in to the design features of the room.  Classic elements and modern details can offer a great balance.  Whatever window treatment you choose, it should enhance the room’s style, color and design.

Natural light flows in from the windows, as well as the skylight.

Here is a tip by Jonathan Charles:  “Add midcentury style to your home in subtle ways by pairing classic elements, like flared legs and light wood finishes, with modern silhouettes.

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