Window treatments play a crucial role in the home. They’re both functional and decorative. But to make much of their decorative potentials, it’s great to design them with an up-to-date style. So, what are the hot window treatment trends these past few months? To keep you abreast with window treatment fashion, here are a few of the most well-loved window treatment styles we found around town.
Organic materials and natural textures
One of the most popular trends interior designers recommend these past few months involves a generous use of natural or organic materials, including wood, bamboo and even matchsticks. People’s environmental awareness and love for nature seems to be penetrating the circle of interior decorators too. You will be amazed how simple things we find in nature can be used and even recycled as window treatment materials to give a home a fresh environmental twist.
Neutral and Metallics
Layers of metallic fabrics are seen everywhere nowadays. More popular colors include bronze, silver and gold. They usually come as the opaque part of a layered curtain and paired up with sheers. With some classic metal rod to hang on, the combination of metallic base and sheer layers make a room look impressively grand. Metallics look even more beautiful when they are blended with window treatments of neutral colors, framing the window in an elegant, sophisticated way.
Silk Panels and other Luxury Fabrics
Silk always looks luxurious. It’s shiny and it definitely deserves to be as expensive as it is. You can give your silk drapes a fresh look by combining it with another silk curtain of different shade. Velvets, fur, leather, suede, and damask are also great window treatment materials for a simple yet sophisticated look.
Hues of Blue
Different colors ranging from aquamarine to soft lavender are in these days. They create a calm, soothing effect, making blue the new basic color for interior decoration, especially when it comes to window treatments.
Window treatment colors that resemble to those of jewels are also pretty hot this year. From subtle blues and turquoise to deep ruby reds, these jewel tones create quite a statement when used in window treatments.
Bold and Fun Prints
Bold prints, including stripes, florals and geometric patterns, offer a youthful atmosphere in the room. Floral prints, traditional and seemingly old-fashioned as they are, have also somehow resurfaced in the window fashion nowadays.
Curtain layering has become quite a trend lately for the beauty and function it offers. Layer shades can help you adjust the amount of natural light coming into the room while maintaining as much privacy as desired.
Sufficient Natural Light
The use of sheer and lace curtains is becoming more and popular. Sheer and lace window treatments let in a healthy, gentle amount of natural light, making the whole room seem fresh and lively. The trend today seems to be revolving around the idea of being natural and loving what’s organic. And what’s more natural than natural light itself?
So, there you go. There are the hottest window treatment trends we’ve seen around. Feel free to pick what suits your style and get those creative juices going. Have fun!