Window Furnishings for Mid-century Modern Homes

Interior design today boasts many different faces. There are a myriad of styles to choose from, whilst also being able to mix-’n-match if you so prefer. The end goal ultimately, is to create a masterpiece that is uniquely tailored to your needs and wants. You may already know of rustic, colonial and contemporary styling options to name a few, and more recently the minimalist trend has also taken off. 

Mid-century modern styling is another such contender that has long been on the list. Though a style predominantly popular in the mid-20th century, it is still much loved and it is easy to see why. With a focus on minimalism and functionality as opposed to form, it is easy to maintain and the simplicity ensures a clutter-free space. The open-air concept also allows for bright, open spaces, and is essentially a timeless design aesthetic. Which could explain why it still retains popularity in the 21st century. It also leans in towards the natural and aims for a stronger connection between the indoors and outdoors.

So when it comes to dressing the windows of a mid-century modern home, what are your options? Let us find out here

1. Roller Blinds

Synonymous with simplicity and classic, streamlined looks, the humble roller blind is an excellent choice. They complement the design scheme by honouring the clutter-free look, and can be motorised for added convenience. Aside from elevating your standard of living, this also keeps away any cords and chains. This in turn keeps them in line with the theme. Additionally, they are also available in a range of colours, patterns and textures, so you have plenty to choose from. 

You may even opt to go for double-roller blinds, which combine two types of blinds on the one bracket. This typically includes a blockout with a sunscreen/ light filter, the latter of which gives you more control over views into and out of your home. It also gives you improved flexibility and is more versatile, without sacrificing any of the looks expected of roller blind.

2. Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds are a unique window furnishing option, and one that will offer you many benefits. Aside from looking fantastic, they are also masters of insulation, trapping air within their cellular pockets. They have been proven to reduce energy bills by up to 33%, making them one of the most highly effective blinds out there. It also helps that they come in varying cell sizes and a range of colour choices, so you can customise them to your needs. 

With practicality one of the leading factors of this style of design, honeycomb blinds tick off all the boxes with ease. They are excellent for larger windows and can even be fit into trickier spaces. 

3. Roman Blinds

Roman blinds work like a charm with this theme. They combine the traditional with the modern with their fabric and design, and amplify the space without even trying. As the horizontal fabric panels fold back up on themselves when raised, they create a neat, uncluttered look too. Which, as we have learned, is a main characteristic of the mid-century modern design style. We can also help you create Roman blinds in a style of your choice, from flat to soft-fold, balloon and hobbled to name a few.

Customise your Roman blinds with block colours in bright or neutral shades, or opt for patterns. Patterns are a great way to liven up a space without making any other changes, making it a simpler re-designing project. You can match the colours to your furniture, carpet, or even artwork and other key pieces in the room. There’s no limit to your imagination, so think of various combinations to play around with.

4. Sheer Curtains

We frankly can’t think of a place where sheer curtains won’t make themselves at home. They’re just so beautiful, and their lightweight, airy traits instantly revitalise the ambience of any space. The transparent fabric glows in the sun, and gently disperses light across the room. For maximum effect, we recommend going floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall for the illusion of space. Imagine curling up in your sunroom with the sheers blowing in the breeze, a golden light bathing it while you read a book. It could even be a space that inspires creativity, encouraging you to paint or practice photography. 

Since nature and the outdoors are hallmarks of this type of interior design, sheer curtains are just what you need. 

5. Panel Glides

In some ways, you could consider panel glide blinds to be the modern cousin of vertical blinds. Sometimes also known as panel track blinds, they get their name because of their design. They’re quite literally made up of tall and wide flat panels of fabric, which are then brought together in one unit. Their smooth operating system ensures they slide with ease, making them highly functionally. They’re best suited for expansive spaces such as sliding doors, and even moonlight as room dividers. 

Best of all, you can customise panel blinds in unique ways. For instance, yes you could go with one colour across the board. However, you could even do one half in one shade and the other in another colour. If you’re feeling particularly playful, you could choose different shades of the same colour for each panel. So think light green working up to dark, light blue working up to dark blue… you get the picture. It’s also fun to use block colours and patterns alternatingly for each panel. The end result ends up being quite unique. They also come in blockout and lighter fabrics, depending on your light filtering needs.

And that’s our list of window furnishings for homes styled in the mid-century modern theme. There is so much you can do with them on their own, and even more when they’re combined together. Not only will your home look beautifully put together and stylish, it becomes more practical and functional too. Plus, you want to make the most of it, putting each space and room to good use. 

We’re here to help iron out any doubts you may have and help you achieve the home of your dreams. It’s all about making your vision a reality, and as you can see, you can do just that with something quite simple. So go ahead and shoot across your questions, because we know you want more!