Your home is often a reflection of you. If you’re a neat and organized person, your home will probably be tidy and classically designed. If you’re a little scatterbrained and always live with a little chaos, your home will probably have a strong, perhaps eclectic, character and a few things out of place. Either way, it’s important to make sure every aspect of your home matches your style, including how you dress your windows.
Window treatments are often one of the last things people think about when designing their home. With so much emphasis on selecting furniture and flooring, it’s easy to forget about the other elements of decorating a room. However, window treatments can say just as much about your character as any other decor element. As you think about the best option for decorating your windows, consider these window treatments that are trending right now.
When done tactfully, layering can allow you to integrate your personal style into your window treatments while staying up to date with the latest trends. This generally involves using some kind of roller shade or blinds on the window pane and then adding a layer of tall drapes. You can play around with the layering to see what you like, but you’ll want to avoid too much contrast with this look, since you most likely want your window treatments to accent a room, rather than take it over.
- Indoor Shutters
Though the initial cost of indoor shutters can be high, you’ll quickly find that they’re worth the investment. These window treatments are an elegant feature that can instantly add class to any room. They come in a variety of designs, styles, and colors, not to mention they’re durable and easy to keep clean. Besides that, they’re also economical and energy efficient, since they help to block extreme temperatures from the exterior of your home and help control your heating and cooling bills.
Bold textures and patterns are extremely popular today, which is perfect for bringing your personality into every room. You can find drapes, curtains, roman shades, sheers, roller shades, and even venetian blinds with a wide variety of patterns to match your tastes. If you love loud and bright colors, the options are endless. If you prefer more conservative styles, you can still find bold patterns and colors that are a little softer, and thus, more you.
- Wide and Tall
Hang your curtains wide and tall in order to make your windows look larger than they actually are. The best materials to achieve this look include silk and velvet, which also help to make any room design look more expensive and luxurious.
- Classy Sheers
Sheers are still around, but with much less lace and frill than in the past. Sheer drapes are the perfect layering material. The most popular form of sheers are in the plain, white variety, but you can also find them in different colors and even different patterns if that interests you.
- Roman Shades
Straight lines are in right now, which makes Roman shades an extremely trendy look. Besides the clean appearance, they also come in just about every pattern you could imagine, which fits in perfectly with the popular bold patterns we love seeing today. They work very well in kitchens and bathrooms, but you could also make a statement by installing them on your French doors.
- Organic Materials
If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a major movement lately to save the environment and switch to more natural materials. If you support this trend, window treatments made from organic materials are the perfect option for you. Banded bamboo Roman shades, matchstick blinds, and naturally woven materials are all becoming more and more popular.
Rather than covering the entire window, simply add trim to the top. Opt for bold colors and patterns that match your tastes for this one. If you aren’t a fan of leaving your windows totally naked, layer venetian blinds and trim. It’s one of the most elegant ways to dress your windows to date.