Modern-themed home decorating styles rely heavily on straight, clean lines in all aspects of the architecture. This is a trend that has been popular now for a number of years, and shows no signs of abating. Perhaps it remains in favour because it reflects our casual lifestyle, especially in the northern parts of Australia where keeping cool while avoiding glare is a vital part of comfortable living.
Minimalist Décor Rocks!
In newly built homes and older ones being renovated, owners are demanding wide expanses of glass in windows and doors, and rooms with minimal furniture and decorating touches. This is all part of the “less is more” movement that has no time for clutter. It suits us because there is less to clean and maintain, and really, who wants to use up their leisure time doing housework?
Of course, all this glass requires window coverings that will allow the beauty of the outdoors to be part of our décor when we want it to, but can be closed out when weather conditions require it. This is a perfect environment for the use of shutters to dress these windows and doors. At Newport Custom Shutters we manufacture our own designs to suit the Australian climate and the current minimalist decorating style.
Shutter Styles Adapt to Changing Trends
Shutters have never really gone out of fashion because they are a versatile, functional and visually appealing alternative to blinds and curtains. The basic structure remains, but new decorating trends can be easily accommodated by the use of different materials and finishes. They are also easy to keep clean.
Our Western Red Cedar interior shutters, for example, can cover the large window expanses that are now so popular, without ugly mid-rails obstructing the view. Like all our shutters they are available in a number of different shapes and sizes, and can be painted to suit client tastes and décor.
Much of the modern colour schemes are based around white as the dominant base with splashes of colour being introduced in various furniture pieces, rugs and cushions. This suits Newport Custom Shutters perfectly as white is one of our most popular finishes. Whether the shutters are made of cedar, aluminium or PVC, a white finish is always elegant, does not clash with other décor and gives the owners the freedom to express their individual style in other ways.
Shutters Stand the Test of Time
When viewed from the outside, either open or closed, our interior shutters provide a classy finish to windows and doors, increasing that kerb appeal so loved by real estate agents. Where faded curtains and torn blinds can detract from the appeal of a property, shutters enhance that appeal because they do not show such signs of wear.
Decorating styles will change over time as people become bored with the current trend. New colour palettes will become more influential than those that are currently in vogue, but shutters will remain a favourite because they always deliver style, grace and value.