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Best Modern Upgrades for Blinds

Blinds have been a staple in the window treatment world for hundreds of years - their design provides an incredible mix of light control, ventilation, privacy, and simple style.

Window Blinds completing the aesthetic of a modern living room

Nowadays, we continue to enjoy the diverse functionality of this treatment in our homes. Still, modern manufacturers have updated both the aesthetics and operations of blinds to give homeowners more features, better control, and elevated style. Here are five of our favorite upgrades for modern blinds.

Five Best Modern Blind Options

1. Motorization

Our favorite upgrade for blinds is motorization. Motorization makes blinds utterly effortless to use with easy-to-use interfaces. PowerView® Automation, the Hunter Douglas® motorization option, has various interface options, including a handheld remote, wall panel, online app, or even integration in your smart home program. There are even automated scheduling options, so you don’t have to think about your motorized blinds daily to get all the benefits of their optimal performance.

2. High-End Looks

Basic window blinds can be customized with high-end details, finishes, and decorative tapes to elevate the overall aesthetic of the treatment to be better personalized to your home’s unique interior décor. In the Hunter Douglas® collection, there is a wide range of finishes for both wood and faux wood blinds, plus a variety of decorative tapes with a range of color choices and pattern options.

3. Layered Treatments

Explore the dimensional and dynamic visual styles of multi-layered window treatments. Start with a set of new blinds, then upgrade the treatment by adding another layer like side panels, custom valances or cornices, or full drapery. In addition to creating a more visually striking window treatment, the complementary layers elevate the window’s ability to block or deflect light, insulate interiors, muffle exterior sound, and create comfortable and controlled home environments.

4. Larger Slat Sizes

For a more contemporary aesthetic in your home, upgrade to larger slat sizes for your new blinds. The larger slat sizes not only have a more modern look, but the correlating larger open spaces between the slats have great visual appeal opening the area for maximum view-through visibility.

5. Light Blocking

Increase your blind’s ability to block light and create darkened interiors by opting for the de-Light™ system. This exclusive upgrade for blinds in the Hunter Douglas collection eliminates light leaks through the cord holes in blinds, thus drastically improving the window treatment’s ability to block light and create blackout interiors comprehensively.

Blind Options near Fargo, ND

Learn more about the most popular upgrades for blinds for modern households at The Little Blind Shop. Request a consultation online or visit the Fargo, North Dakota showroom to look at the Hunter Douglas® blind collection and its latest upgrades for blinds, including motorization and modern looks.

The Little Blind Shop serves residents in Fargo, West Fargo, Wahpeton, Oxbow, Horace, Kindred, Harwood, Valley City, Mapleton, Colfax, Casselton, and Hillsboro, ND, as well as Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Breckinridge, Dilworth, Perham, Ottertail, Pelican Rapids, Park Rapids, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, and Battle Lake Minnesota, MN.