Window treatments have always been a big deal in Mid-Century décor history. Many retro ads for home renovations or household products feature unique window treatments, which you can mimic in this modern era. Explore your local remodel shops or online stores to find these vintage, Mid-Century window products.
1. Roller Shades
Roller shades were popular during the 60s and 70s, thanks to their practicality and sleek looks. You can find roller shades in various colors and patterns to match your interior. While roller shades have quite simple looks, you can embellish them with line edges or tassels on the pulling cord.
Venetian blinds are popular names for vertical aluminum blinds. While they were popular during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, you can still find many homes with these window treatments. Horizontal blinds provide bold visuals suitable for Mid-Century décor. They can also block light better than thin plastic or fabric blinds.
Floor-to-ceiling pleat drapes appear in various retro home pictures, and you can still replicate the look today. Choose drapes with bold or neutral colors to complement your interior, depending on the overall tones you want to adopt. Long pleat drapes provide more privacy and better protection from blinding light.
Wooden blinds were popular in the 60s, but you can bring them back to this era, especially to give the house a rustic look. Wooden blinds offer a “softer” look than aluminum blinds, perfect for a bedroom, living room or kitchen/dining room.
Tropical shades were all the rage in the 50s and 60s, especially when people started to fly to tropical areas for the post-war holiday. Bamboo, rattan, or knotted pine are the typical materials for such window treatments. They are lighter than regular wooden blinds, offering cozier looks.