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Trends in Modern Window Treatments


Styles of Contemporary Window Treatments Which Are Popular With Customers

If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia is right; yet, there is something about contemporary fashion and trends that catches our fancy. Window treatments see the surge of trends and fashions which catches the fancy of customers like wildfire. In the past few decades, there has been craze for blinds, plantation shutters, draperies, curtains and recently roller shades. All the window treatments have reached the pinnacle of popularity at some time or other, only to make way for new trends.

If your window treatments have seen better days and need a replacement, check out few of the modern blind trends which have gained popularity in recent time. You can have trendy window treatments to enhance the beauty of your home. There is always the option B, where you can think out of box and set a new trend by unleashing the creative beast within you. As for option A, let us check out what is trending in window treatment industry in the year 2015.

After a surge of rebellious shocking colors, the new trend is to opt for earthy tone, friendly and warm colors. No wonder the color experts Pantone declared Marsala a gorgeous terracotta red shade, to be the color of the year for 2015. Popularity has grown for the shades of earthy tones for window coverings as well. Marsala and shades similar to it have a tone of earthy red with a very warm brown underneath, which gives the feeling of being grounded, strength, and confidence. It enriches mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability drawing us into its embracing warmth. For those who stick to minimum basics, brown will always be the preferred choice. Shades of blues in teal, aquamarine or soft green is gaining popularity in interior decors as well. Orange, gold and yellow will always be the favourite for those who have a flair for luxury and lavishness. Neutrals like white or off while still hold their clout, no matter what trend comes or goes every year.

The trending design in window treatment is luxury, comfort and simplicity all combined together. No wonder, roller/solar shades are selling like hot potatoes in the market. With awareness being created about harmful effects of pollutions and toxins, the preference has been rising for natural materials like bamboo or wood for window coverings as well. For the customers who desire luxurious interiors, silk, leather, or velvets will always be the top choice. Some love to enhance their simple window shades with just an addition of beaded tassels, stylish gimps or any other extravagant embellishments which gives the lavish look to the window treatment at a reasonable price. Woven stylish window shades made of bamboo or grass-weaves are gaining popularity with each year.

Dull and boring hardware are out. What is trending is wood and natural textures with all their grandeur. It was not long ago when metallic hardware added sparkles to window dressings, yet the preference of customers changed once again. We cannot rule out the popularity of glossy metal hardware with some clients though.

When it comes to patterns, stripes and geometric bold prints are trending hot at present. Floral prints are not as popular, though they will always have their own set of fan following always. Youth prefer a spunk and boldness in their window designs which can be lost in floral patterns. Some love to have fun with funky patterns as well, which stands out and steals attention of everyone laying eyes on them. Some other popular patterns are large scale floral, bold colours spread crazily, whimsical motifs and personally created designs for the unique touch.
Innovative technology is in thing with window treatments as it is with any part of our life. Motorized window treatments are preferred by all customers who can afford them. With the advanced and innovative technology for motorization of window treatments, manufacturers now provide battery powered options with simplified installation procedures that ensures silent functioning of the window treatments with a touch of a button. Motorized window treatments are also preferred by those who are taking advantage of the luxury brought in by the smart- automated homes.
Child and pet safety measures are more important with customers today than they were few years ago. Thanks to the awareness programs and initiatives taken by the government, child and pet-safe window treatments are now the standard, rather than just an upgrade option.

Roller shades/blinds are preferred because they are sleek, simple, functional and economical as well. Combining two window treatments like a blind with a drape, or opting for dual shades which performs the duty of two different window treatments is also highly popular with customers today. The dual roller shades add simplicity to the décor while meeting the different requirements of the customer with ease. Top up Bottom down shades with their multi-functioning options are among the trending window treatments as well.

Cellular shades with their excellent energy saving, insulating and light blocking functions are popular without doubt. They enhance the interiors with their chic appearance apart from being highly functional.
Contemporary window treatment market gives wide range of options for their customers to choose from, with new improvised products making new entries every now and then. In such a scenario, no trend is going to last for long. It here today and gone tomorrow!