Window Treatment Trends

Trends in window treatments
The trend in window treatments is leaning toward:

* a modern look
* clean-lines
* uncluttered drapery panels
* organic materials or natural woven products

Fortunately not only is this the really fresh style right now - its a classic look, never going out of style.

Looking at the photo above, the addition of Roman shades, here natural woven shades, adds nicely to the simple drapery panels design. (Photo Smith + Noble.)

Another fun element to consider as we incorporate natural and eco-friendly looks is adding this to the window hardware - think drapery poles such as bamboo drapery rods from Smith + Noble and also in finials and pulls.

Cindy O'Reilly, product development manager for Smith + Noble says about woven shades, "They let in diffused light, so you can see what's going on outside, but it's not just an open window, so you have some privacy."

Trends In Color For Window Treatments

Blue is becoming the new "red"
in the window treatment industry, with a variety of ocean hues in teal, aquamarine and soft green. At right is a collection of Robert Allen blues.

Soft lavender and gray, dusty hues round out the soothing part of this palette. According to O'Reilly, "We've seen white paired with black or navy. Persimmon, orange and gold will be popular jewel tones, while brown continues to dominate. "[Brown] has been, and continues to be, the new basic." says O'Reilly.

Trends In Luxury Design Treatments:

The key fabrics in the luxury category are the silks, velvets, damasks, fur, leather and suede, according to Grace McNamara Inc. She states firmly, "While the overall design trend leans toward simplicity, the lux trend will remain popular with those who desire an ultimate embellishment look."

Photo at left: Silk never goes out of style. The fuchsia silk drapery treatment at left is by Patrick Sutton Associates for a Baltimore client.

Linda Henry, editor-in-chief of Window Fashions magazine, says the lux trend includes "sparkling crystal, beaded tassels and lavish embellishments on every element of the window — hardware, trimmings and fabric."

If decorating isn't easy for you or if you are in need of some particular interior design assistance, our designers at the Something Beautiful Shoppe will be happy to work with you - working with professional helps assure you get the look you deserve while helping eliminate costly mistakes.


Ruth said...

Beautiful collection! :D

Ruth said...

I love this collection and Netty! :D