3 Reasons Roller Shades Are The Perfect Modern Window Treatments | JC Licht


3 Reasons Roller Shades Are The Perfect Modern Window Treatments

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A room with modern decor and large windows covered with roller shades

Modern and contemporary styles often get confused with one another— they both invoke imagery of neutral colors and powerful lines. While there is some overlap, the movements actually represent different interior design styles. The modern design movement represents a certain idealogy that started in the early 20th century, while contemporary means trying to capture whatever is new and fresh.

So what does this mean for you and your home or apartment? Knowing the different styles and how to apply them to your home is an excellent step towards having a fashionable home year-round. 

We're your local Chicago window treatment experts, but everyone on our team knows that window treatments are just part of your overall aesthetic. Allow us to work with our expertise and discover why roller shades are the best modern window treatment for your home. 

Roller Shades Look the Part

Clean lines and neutral colors are hallmarks of modern design. It's tough to beat roller shades if you're looking for window treatments that are sleek and chic. Modern design may lean heavily on neutral tones but don't mistake that for uninteresting. Authentic modern style incorporates fun pops of color via accent pieces or artwork, and roller shades are ready for their close-up in bright geometric prints or subtle earthy hues. 

You can get the best of both worlds by opting for a textured shade in a solid color. Roller shades can be mounted inside or outside the window frame, making them a perfect fit for any size window so you can have a cohesive look throughout your home.

A room with modern decor and large windows covered with roller shades

Roller Shades Lighten the Mood

Abundant natural light is a must for authentic modern design. Sunlight is an ideal complement to the open space and minimal decor found in homes with modern styles. Sheer roller shades are an excellent option for maximizing natural light without losing privacy. 

A sheer shade alone is not always the most practical choice for light control or privacy, a design problem entirely negated by dual roller shades. A dual roller design allows you to choose any two fabrics and enjoy two independently operating shades nested together on the same window. Enhanced variable light control without taking up extra space; what's not to love?

Fuss-Free Functionality

When you embrace the straightforward elements of modern design, it makes sense to use modern window treatments that offer uncomplicated function. Roller shades raise and lower smoothly, quietly, and efficiently. Even motorized roller shades provide whisper-quiet operation. The minimal light gap means you can rely on your roller shades for exceptional light-blocking capability without any additional bells or whistles. 

Did we mention that roller shades are nearly effortless to maintain? You'll never have to worry about dressing or pressing these shades, and a quick wipe with a damp cloth is all you need to keep them clean. 

Modern Window Treatments for Chicago Homes

JC Licht makes it easy for you to make the most of modern design throughout your home. We offer an expansive selection of wall coverings, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and Benjamin Moore paint. 

Visit one of our showrooms across the Midwest or book a consultation to shop from home. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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