Don’t be left with a bare view it’s time to dress your windows with these upcoming design trends to create a new favourite focal point in your room!
- Bold prints and fun patterns. When you look through new fabrics you are bound to notice that textures and patterns abound.
You can’t go wrong with geometric patterns, trellis designs, large-scale florals, bold colours, and whimsical motifs. Experiment with Zebra stripes and giraffe spots, which are both new emerging patterns.
- Layers. Any type of blind can be used under drapes for a layered look. Keep the palette consistent for both treatments.
Blending colours rather than contrasting ones work best when you want to layer treatments.
- Roman shades. Roman shades continue as a favourite for contemporary homes and can be designed to suit your tastes and your home’s specific needs.
Who can resist their clean lines and the options for amazing patterns and accessories. Choose from a range of tassels and colour coordinated cord cleats to add the perfect finishing touch to your blinds.
- Silk panels. Flowing soft fabric is a pricier option but the shine and luxury will instantly wake up a dull room. Silk panels can come in a variety of colours as well as embroidered silks, plaid silks and jacquard paisley designs.
- Bamboo. Organic materials are a great option for window treatments especially bamboo. Bamboo is popular for its sustainable, environmentally friendly quality.
You can purchase natural woven shades in bamboo and matchstick. These woven shades come in different colours and some include grassy woven accents.
- Plantation shutters. Shutters make excellent window furnishings, providing a stunning wow factor for the internal look of a room.
With shutters the key words are simplicity and minimalism with an emphasis on crisp, clean lines. With a beautiful finish at an affordable price, you can’t go wrong.
- Sheers. Sheers are still popular but they are a world away from the fussy, frilly and lacy ones that the word sheer brings to mind.
The “new” sheers have subtle iridescence and are interwoven with unexpected materials, or have embossed or printed patterns. Try combining two sheers in dramatic colours.
- Draperies. Drapes are looking better longer and wider. Lush materials like velvet and silk add to this look. They help set an illustrious tone, turning an otherwise uninspired room into a sweeping masterpiece of style.
There are so many benefits to drapes not only for aesthetic value but in terms of light filtration, insulation, shading, and function.
If you would like to create a striking ambience in your home with an easy to operate window covering, there are few better options than a gorgeous set of drapes.
- Valances. Window valances can be used as a stand-alone window treatment or paired with draperies to highlight a specific colour or feature. They come in a wide array of styles to fit every taste from swag and scarf valances, to pleated, continental, or embassy valances.
Window valances can be a low cost yet beautifying addition to your windows that can blend in with your drapes to create a robust design piece.
Better yet, window valances can make your windows appear larger to really help open up a room.
- Hardware. If you don’t want to lash out on fabric on and valances, look at using creative hardware like rods, finials and tie-backs in wood, metal, glass or ceramic.
These materials can dress up your windows beautifully almost like jewelry.