Design Trends for Window Coverings in 2017
As we settle into the new year, it’s time to take stock and think about the ways we can refresh and rejuvenate. This is also true when it comes to our home interiors and windows. This time of year often gives us chance to reevaluate some things, and the design choices that seemed perfect last year might now start to feel dated or bland.
For this reason, it helps to have an idea of the kinds of trends that are gaining popularity to help give you some ideas for what might suit the windows throughout your home. In this article we’re looking at some of the design trends that you can take advantage of when it comes to kitting out your windows throughout 2017.
Sustainability is constantly becoming more popular, and people are trying to bring nature into their homes wherever they can. Wooden blinds and wooden shutters are definitely looking like a mainstay this year, as homeowners look to create subtle, earthy tone throughout their homes.
Woven wooden blinds bring a striking texture to just about any room, and you can easily incorporate them as a curtain companion, or you can keep them on their own for a more minimal, contemporary look. They are versatile window treatments which can really dictate the atmosphere.
If you want to make more of a statement, or like the idea of a compact, traditional natural style for any window, wooden shutters are a great choice. They have been growing in popularity for a while, and 2017 might be the year of choice for wooden shutters to be fully embraced. Like wooden blinds, they can suit a range of decors, and are one of the most hassle-free window treatments you can find, making them ideal for the busy, modern household.
In recent years we have seen bold blacks, greys and browns trending throughout the country in more experimental and contemporary designs. Now, however, cheerier, lighter shades may be more desirable as people look for new ways to bring some fresh optimising and positivity into the home.
Yellow and light creams can brighten any room, and will radiate warmth and a happy glow wherever you have them installed, while rooms that enjoy a lot of light coverage can really benefit from thinner fabrics to let that light have more of a say.
Blackout blinds and curtains do play their role, but overusing them can make rooms feel more claustrophobic than they should. Now is the time to jump in with a richer feeling set of curtains or blinds to help your home shine no matter what.
Patterns and accessories
Your windows are a great opportunity to bring some subtle personalisation into the home, and you can easily achieve this with trims and patterns which help add a bit more interest into the general decor. You don’t have to go overboard – minimalism is still going strong – but quirky trims or fun, unique patterns are definitely going to freshen things up a bit.
For bigger windows in central spaces, patterns are a fantastic way of setting the atmosphere and grabbing attention. When you use the services of a professional blind/curtain designer, you can let your imagination run wild to create patterns that speak to your tastes without any limitations.
Exquisite jewel decor
A sophisticated trend coming through this year is the use of deep, jeweled colours to spark a decadent yet soothing decor. This is particularly effective when you mix and match colours with the rest of your furniture. Long, heavy curtains in darker reds, majestic blues or calming greens will offer a luxurious outlook anywhere, from the bedroom to the living room, and look exquisite when anchored back to let the light flood inside.
The home should be a space that is personal to you, and bespoke window treatments are one of the best ways to make that a reality. People are now, more than ever, trying to maintain control of the things around them, and a lean to the bespoke way of thinking helps people find the perfect way to make a space their very own. Bespoke designs, colours, patterns, sizes and shapes allow you to create your dream window treatments, and with professionals with you every step of the way, the process could not be easier.
Humberside Sunblinds design, create and install bespoke blinds, curtains and shutters to suit rooms of all shapes and sizes. Our expert team work closely with you to help you make the most of your space, and can offer personalised advice to make sure that you’re getting exactly what you desire. To find out more about our services, or to arrange a free quotation and home visit, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.