People believe that window treatments serve nothing more than aesthetics. They could not be more wrong. Think of yourself as a designer and your home a model. You have the freedom to do what you want and how you want it to look. The more creative you are, the better it is for both you and your home. It is because of this creativity that styles will always vary and with it how one chooses to go about it, whether it is for shades or curtains. Below we list some of the new things that you need to look out for if you want to be part of the trend.
A. Go Multi-layer
Gone are the days when you have to sit down and decide what type of window treatments you want. Do you go for blinds with its better light control or with curtains with its ability to block light more effectively? The answer is simple. Why not combine the two? Some may believe this is just a novelty of sorts but the reality is that it is here to stay. Combining curtains with blinds for example can have a very good effect especially if the colors of the two complement each other.
B. More Colors
The practice before was to use colors that did not stand out. Minimization was the thing. Today however people prefer treatments having bursts of color to create that vibrant ambience. The habit before was to go for neutral colors. With multi-layering, these same colors can now be complemented with brighter ones like green and yellow. If you’re feeling a bit flashy, then you could even go for orange.
C. Fun Patterns
Aside from neutral colors, there was also the habit of using plain patterns, which explains why most window coverings had plain patterns. Similar to the trend when it comes to colors, more people are now experimenting with different and often fun patterns. Some shops have said that spots are starting to become the favorite of more people.
D. Sheer is Back
This one is indeed a blast from the past. Sheer is back and it’s not the one you expect. Unlike the old polyester sheer, this time it has a more modernized look that will truly amaze you.
E. Space Savers
With more and more people migrating to the city, the living areas have become smaller than it used to be. Houses in the suburbs are decreasing in size to the point that even when people have mansions, the design remains to be finding ways to enhance what little space is available. Thus, a lot of houses today have small windows and the window treatments done need to compensate for that. If you’re lucky enough to have a single yet large window, certain considerations come into play. For instance having a single window not only allows you to get that needed sunlight but it can also help save up on those costly power bills. To answer this particular dilemma, drapes for example are now wider and longer.