Current trends in window treatments

Current trends in window treatments range from modern chic to glamorous, to retro.     Selecting the right treatment for your room, ultimately sets the room’s style and mode and will reflect the personality of your home.  For instance, window dressings of solid colour with texture, consistent with the colour tones in the room will create a  quiet mode.  And because the windows are often the focal point of the room, the treatments should frame the windows, be harmonious with the walls, and draw the occupant’s eyes out the windows to the landscape.  Check out these current trends in window treatments that will turn your window into the focal point of the room.

Eco-Friendly Window Treatments are Good for the Environment and the Home’s Occupants.

Today’s window treatments are not just for aesthetics; they can also save energy, keep the home’s occupants more comfortable, and even make the home healthier. Here are a few tips for making your window treatments eco-friendly:

  1. Buy quality window treatments so they hold up over time are less likely to wind up in the trash.
  2. Consider stylish cellular blinds, which have pockets that trap air, and provide a layer of insulation at the windows.
  3. Consider bamboo or rattan drapes or other sustainable wood and natural textures for window treatments.
  4. Choose performance, natural woven fabrics with anti-microbial, anti-fungal traits woven into the yarn or offered as a topical spray.
  5. And for those with allergies, stain-resistant and mildew- and mold-resistant fabrics are an excellent choice.

Strong Window Treatments of Vivid Colors and Patterns Liven Up Any Space

Windows framed with vibrant colors and lively patterns and textures will give a room a stylish focal point and draw the occupants eyes to the outdoor landscape.  Strong window treatments work particularly well in rooms with primarily wood furniture, like a dining room. Today’s trends include geometric patterns, trellis designs, large scale florals, bold colours such as bright blue, teal and purples, whimsical shapes and more.  And, the closed blinds will create not just privacy but a cozy and warm environment in your home. One hint in choosing colors for your drapes is to select from the same palette already in the room, which will give a stunning finish to the overall room’s ambiance.

Layering Window Treatments is Popular for Both its Beauty and Function


Two window treatments, such as a transparent sheer fabric over room darkening blinds,  will give you control over light and privacy; particularly important in rooms used both in the day and evenings, such as your bedroom.  Layering window treatments also insulate a room and make it cozy.  And, sheer drapes let the sunshine in and allow for a view of the sky, which will also help small rooms look bigger than they are.

Retro Metal Blinds Add Glamour and Style to the Home and Office

Metal blinds, so popular in the 1950s and 1960s, have made a resurgence; possibly precipitated by the popularity of stainless appliances, and other metals especially bronze in an industrial style loft living.  Along with looking striking in any home office, library, or game room, they are also very easy to clean.

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