Window coverings offer more than just looks. These functional pieces of home décor help regulate the heat in our home, and provide privacy while allowing a regular flow of air and sunlight. There’s never been a better time to install new window treatments. The latest models are made with robust materials, and many are able to integrate with smart home automation systems, making it easier to tailor lighting and privacy to suit your mood.
While it’s always great to have lots of options, the sheer variety and customizability of window treatments available today means that it can be difficult to narrow down your options. In addition to technology and manufacturing techniques improving, designers are also experimenting with new styles and looks that incorporate the latest trends in fabric, colour, and design.
While you should never pick something just because it’s trendy, it’s always a good idea to see what’s out there before you make a purchase.
Today, we’ll cover some of the latest trends in window coverings, and see what Windsor residents are gravitating towards as they update and modernize their window treatments.
This trend has been developing for a few years, but there’s no doubt that smart home integration will only continue to grow in popularity in 2020. Motorized blinds and shutters have been available from companies like Shade-O-Matic and Graber for years, and many people love these sleek window treatments that can slide smoothly up and down using a button or even voice command. Using motorized window coverings also helps to eliminate annoying cords that can pose a safety hazard to pets or young children.
Now that so many aspects of your home can be incorporated into smart home systems, it makes sense to opt for motorized blinds or shutters that can integrate into systems like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. As we move into 2020, we’ll see many more companies incorporating automation into their product line, to ensure that beautiful and functional drapes, blinds, and shutters are available to all their customers.
Another great trend that we’ll see a lot of in 2020 is natural textures. These window coverings are often made from natural materials like rattan, bamboo, or woven wood, but can be made from synthetic materials as well.
These textural window treatments are interesting to look at, and really help bring the visual elements of nature into the home. During a time where many of us have been stuck at home for weeks and months, it’s a really refreshing change to incorporate natural elements into your home décor.
It isn’t just the kitchen that benefits from the metallic trend. Metallic finishes have surged in popularity in other areas of the home as well. These stylish finishes are a popular addition to any window treatment, whether you choose a brass curtain rail, or brushed nickel finials.
These accents allow a subtle pop of shine that works equally well when paired with sheers, lush drapery, or neat wooden shutters. There’s no end to the trendy combinations you can create.
Want your window coverings to have a personality of their own instead of fading into the background? Opt for floor-to-ceiling curtains that draw the eye upwards. These curtains are a dramatic way to call attention to the height of the ceiling, which makes the room feel larger and more spacious. They can also serve as the room’s focal point, framing whatever sits in front of them.
You don’t want any window treatment to feel like an afterthought. Floor-to-ceiling drapes are luxurious, dramatic, and offer plenty of cozy comfort to any room of the house.
Another great way to incorporate texture and visual interest to your window treatments is to include trims. These can include anything from tassels to lace and ruffles.
If you think these can only belong in a little girl’s room, think again! If they’re used correctly, curtain trims add a playful element to otherwise plain or stodgy curtains. You can go classic with trims in a mild neutral colour like white or beige, opt for opulence with gold or silver, or even branch out further with bold neon or contrasting black.
6. Bold Prints
Go bold on your next home renovation project by incorporating patterned or printed fabrics in your window treatment. These materials add visual flair, and help make even the most neutral room seem vibrant and interesting as soon as they’re installed. Bold prints also work with any colour palette, although it’s not a bad idea to stick to more versatile neutral colours if you like to change your furniture and home décor often.
Try Some New Window Coverings
Whether you opt for sophisticated smart-home enabled blinds or a bold and brightly-patterned curtain from floor to ceiling, there’s no wrong way to dress your windows. The most important thing to consider is that your choice works for your lifestyle.
If you’re eager to try out a new set of window coverings but don’t know where to start, head over to Duby’s Home Centre. We love to help customers from all over the Windsor area pick out window coverings that suit their style, and their budget.