What constitutes vintage and retro design, by definition, changes every decade. The wood paneled walls and shag carpeting of the 70s and 80s, the spacey light fixtures and glossy futurism of the 50s and 60s, the gilded decadence of the 20s, each of these design movements have eventually recycled back to our collective consciousness, inspiring trends hastily labeled retro or vintage. Zeroing in on the specific design era and committing to the aesthetic therein is objective number one in vintage/retro home design.
For mid-century modern homes, interior shutters can lend a sophistication to larger room windows, and custom draperies can bring together disparate elements, creating symmetry. Creating your mid-century color palette will help on your way to choosing the right and relevant window treatment.
For homes with baroque and rococo leanings, a more dramatic window treatment is in order. This design trend is marked by opulence and decadence – a simple window sheer won’t do for this truly vintage design aesthetic. Consider richly hued, heavier panels and valances with lacy details. For those pledged to blinds, luminette and pirouette shades are deceptively decorative, while retaining timeless silhouettes that effortlessly blend in with most design themes.
Several of our window treatments complement a diverse assortment of design trends, knowing which era speaks to your aesthetic is the first step to designing your fantasy interior. Whether you’re designing your ultra-modern home or a glossy retro fantasy, contact Allure Window Coverings for the window treatments that will effortlessly complement your home design.