When it’s time to replace your window treatments, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming. Here we’ve highlighted five window treatment trends that strike a perfect balance between timely and timeless.
A splash of color may be just the update that your window coverings need, and you can’t go wrong with rich jewel tones. Even though they are on trend, they’ll never go out of style, and the right one can inject the perfect energy and emotion into your space. Bright greens inspired by nature add freshness to a space. Rich saturated colors like emerald or garnet add drama and luxury, and warmth. For subtle sophistication, try navy instead of black. It’s softer but just as versatile.
Go green with window treatments
Color isn’t the only way green is trending. Eco-friendly window décor is hot right now. Some window coverings provide energy savings. For example, honeycomb blinds have air pockets that add extra insulation hidden within their simple and stylish design. You can also find window treatments made from materials that are great for the environment and your home. Some employ eco-friendly dyes and are made from organic and sustainable materials such as cotton, linen, hemp, or bamboo. Others offer antimicrobial or allergen-reducing properties.
Simple and streamlined
One extremely popular modern design trend is the Danish style “hygge” (pronounced hue-guh), which generally translates to enjoying the simple life. It combines elements of minimalism with comfort and the appreciation of nature and enjoyable moments. To bring some hygge into your home, look for window coverings with clean lines and cozy textures sourced from natural materials. Feel free to layer and use different materials. Make sure you don’t block the light or view of nature since these are also hallmarks of hygge.
Mix it up
For many people, mixing patterns was considered a design don’t — until now. According to Shade Store consultant Liz Irwin, this trend is being spotted on fashion runways and home showrooms. The key to making this look work is to pick patterns with a similar color palette. Some collections even feature coordinating prints with bold and subtle pattern choices to make mixing easy. If you don’t feel comfortable using lots of different patterns, try mixing your finishes instead. Warm metals, fixtures in satin and matte finishes, and wood are all popular right now, and look great together.
Window treatments of natural materials
Another popular trend that is unlikely to change anytime soon is modern window treatments that employ natural materials. Look for bamboo or rattan shades. Not only are they reasonably priced, they also diffuse light and work well on their own or layered with other materials. Because they are neutral, they work well in many different settings.