Modern farmhouse is a marriage of old and new—vintage flea market finds coupled with apron sinks, industrial lighting and glossy accents. Rich in character, modern farmhouse is casual, warm and relaxing, highlighted by wood accents and neutral colors. (Country kitsch it’s not. You won’t find matchy-matchy design or an overabundance of sunflowers and roosters, if any at all.)
When it comes to modern farmhouse window treatments, woven wood, roller and Roman shades, as well as wood blinds and airy shadings are at the forefront (no ruffled, farmhouse-style curtains here).
Let’s take a look at each.
Window treatments in natural materials are well-suited for a modern farmhouse aesthetic. They complement other natural materials, such as wide-plank floors, while adding texture to a room.
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, for instance, are crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses, and are designed to minimize stretching, bowing and breaking. They filter sunlight beautifully and are available with a liner if you’d prefer the flexibility of a room-darkening shade. Optional edge banding adds a tailored, finished border.
Roller shades blend practicality with a classic, streamlined look, for an easy-going style that’s at home in any modern farmhouse room.
If you want a fresh take on roller shades, consider Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades. You get the simplicity of a roller shade with the energy-efficiency of a cellular shade. The soft folds of Sonnette shades come in a wide variety of colors, including warm neutrals and whites.
Sonnette shades also pair well with Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery. Designed to coordinate with all Hunter Douglas window treatments, side panels and drapery are great for boosting visual interest in a room.
The gentle folds of Roman shades balance the lines found in furniture, molding and fireplaces in the modern farmhouse.
For farmhouse Roman shades with a twist, there’s Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. Vignette shades are available in two fold styles: soft and full or crisp and flat, and in luxurious sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening opacities. Choose from a wide range of fabrics, including natural weaves—perfect accompaniments to lush textiles.
Vignette shades also have no exposed cords on the back of the shades, making them a safer option if you have children or pets in your home.
Wood accents, including wood blinds, pop against the white- or cream-colored walls indicative of a modern farmhouse palette, creating a focal point in a room.
And when it comes to farmhouse blinds, real wood lends an authenticity to the décor. Crafted of real wood, Parkland® Wood Blinds come in many colors and paint/stain finishes, including whites, grays and neutrals, as well as two slat sizes.
Add a Parkland Wood Cornice, available in a variety of styles, heights and decorative options, for a finishing touch.
If your modern farmhouse is feeling too traditional for your taste, you can use shadings to add a contemporary aesthetic. Their airy vanes balance other contemporary elements, like stainless steel, and pair well with clean lines.
Silhouette® Window Shadings, for example, feature innovative, S-shaped vanes suspended between two sheers. The vanes diffuse and soften harsh sunlight, while still preserving your privacy. Simply tilt the vanes to adjust your view.
Silhouette shadings are available in beautiful fabrics in three different vane sizes, giving you options for your décor.