Wooden slat blinds complement Shaker-style furniture

Oct 5 2010

Wood blinds would complement wooden furniture based on Shaker style.
Wood blinds would complement wooden furniture based on Shaker style.
The smooth and simple craftsmanship of Shaker-style furniture can be reflected on the walls and windows that surround it, if a home is decorated in this nineteenth-century style.


Developed by the followers of the religious sect, United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing (also known as the Shakers), the furniture features innovative joinery, high quality construction and functionality, according to AskTheDecorator.com. Some furniture makers today continue to emulate the Shaker style for modern homes.
 

To offset these distinctive and simple furnishings, the right window treatments can complement the look of a room outfitted with Shaker-style tables, rocking chairs, cabinetry or side tables. Wood blinds, for instance, mirror the sleek, warm look of the fine wood used by the Shakers in their furniture construction. Wooden slat blinds have a precision finish without losing the beauty of timber against the backdrop of natural sunlight.


"The Shakers were not using simplicity just for simplicity's sake," Susan Hughes, the interpretation and education manager at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Ohio, told the decorating website. "It was a way of expressing, a way of worshipping. A chair is beautiful because it functions well, and so you pair away all of the decorative items and get back to the simplicity."
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