It’s almost 2016! If part of your plan to start fresh for the New Year includes revamping your home, we’ve rounded up the top window treatment trends you’ll want to be on the lookout for.
High tech. Why settle for the old way of doing things when the new way is so much easier? We’re talking about motorized window treatments, which are becoming a more and more popular offering from many popular window treatment suppliers and far more convenient than traditional cord and tension-operated window treatments. Motorized window treatments allow you to do everything from control your shades from the couch, to program every window in your home so your shades or blinds open and close at the same times every day.
Bold texture. When it comes to choosing drapery, it’s best not to go too trendy or your risk having to replace them after a few years when they go out of style. But one 2016 trend we can endorse for drapery this year is texture. From faux fur to supple leather, plush velvet to chunky needlepoints, the more texture a room has, the better. For curtains, interpret the trend with velvet, silk, or wool.
Safety first. Window treatment safety made national headlines at the end of last year when a video surfaced of a toddler getting trapped and nearly strangled in a window treatment cord, and later with stores like Ikea and Target vowing to take all window treatments with cords off their shelves. If you have children or pets at home, cordless window treatments are one trend you can’t afford not to get on board with. Luckily, most manufacturers have also pushed safety to the top of the to-do list in recent years, meaning options for safe window treatments are more plentiful than ever.
Sustainable & stylish. Like safety, sustainability has become a big priority in the window treatment industry. Manufacturers are realizing the potential window treatments have to reduce heat and energy loss throughout the home, which is good news for consumers. For one, when you buy insulating window treatments like honeycomb shades or lined drapery, you can feel good about using less energy to heat and cool your home. You’ll also get the added benefit of lower energy bills all year ’round.