What all window treatments do apart from dressing up your windows? They provide privacy, let the sun in, help keep the cold air out or in depending on the season, make the room look formal and the list will go on. So, let us see what’s going to be popular in the world of window treatments for the year 2021. Here we share what industry experts have to say about the trends.
Keep it simple – opt for roman and roller shades
Clean lines and simple designs are again going to be a major trend for this year too. Roman and roller shades have been the choice and continue to be homeowners’ choice. They now come in a variety of colors and transparencies. The best thing about them is you can use them as standalone window treatment or pair them with curtains, drapery, or even shutters to achieve more benefits.
Regarding colors, shades of brown remain a staple. Shades of blue, soft greens, grays, and even gold and orange tones are also popular.
As per design experts, the reasons why it interests homeowners is they let in light, top-up, bottom down, they create privacy. They look so tailored and finished. You can add a decorative trim on the edges of the roman shades and create a simple and clean look.
The shades are now more preferred than blinds as with shades you have more eco-friendly options like bamboo and jute shades. When you pair a neutral or natural color shade with a white curtain or even a floral print, it will create a modern look.
Shutters and Blinds
Plantation shutters are classy, elegant, and add character. Wood plantation shutters are evergreen, however; avoid them in high moisture areas as wood may attract moisture. Apart from plantation shutters, these days composite shutters are also popular. Then you can have Alucore Polyshutters that are super energy efficient, moisture resistant, and hypoallergenic. A total eco-friendly investment option for your homes and they are U.S. made. They are stain-resistant and offer excellent light control and privacy. For homeowners, this can be a good option in 2021.
Blinds for that matter have always been a go-to window treatment and that will continue in 2021 also. If you have any confusion or not understanding which window treatment to install, blinds are the safest bet. They are available in wood, faux wood, or vinyl materials. You can have the vertical, horizontals, with cord, cordless or motorized.
Window treatments are important, but hardware is equally important. It can add further to the style and beauty. These days acrylic accents on tie-backs, rods are very much in. Metal hardware is another popular option and a good pick when you want to keep things simple.
Technology is making our life not only easy but adding style too. Imagine yourself relaxing on a sofa and Alexa closing down the blinds. Or even better, you are operating the shades while sitting in your office. Today, window treatments are not just motorized or cordless mechanism; you can operate them through virtual assistant platforms. Automation in window treatment is going to be the next big thing.