7 Top Trends in Window Treatments

Clean lines, luxury fabrics, and new technology are all increasingly popular in window coverings. Here are the 7 top trends in window treatments. They’re all you need to know to make your windows fashionable and functional:


1.  Think Clean!

Simplicity is another major trend. For those who prefer a calm home environment over a bright and busy one, a monochromatic palette is the way to go. Choosing window treatments in soothing shades like cream, buff, pale green and blue have been shown to reduce stress.


2.  Think Big!

Volume is another trend in luxury window treatments. Pooling fabrics so that they drape on the floor is a classic decorator’s technique that is in the midst of a major resurgence. This high glamor treatment, seen in your favorite old Hollywood films, will also make your windows seem larger and more impressive.


3.  Think Luxe!

Customers with an eye for quality are choosing high-end fabrics for their rich texture and look. Fabrics like silk, velvet, and grosgrain look especially beautiful when tailored to highlight their texture.



4.  Think Green!

Using natural materials is an important factor for many homeowners today. Cellular shades and blinds are increasingly made of eco-friendly materials that are gentle on the environment.  Think wood, bamboo, hemp and organic cotton for starters….


5.  Don’t Just Think Green, Think Pops of Color!

If you flip through the pages of the latest shelter magazines, you’re sure to notice one highly visible trend: color! Window treatments, like decorative accents, are increasingly more colorful and distinctive. Window treatments are a more affordable way of adding personality to your rooms alongside neutral walls and furniture pieces. Think intricate patterns, bold colors, and playful touches for a stylish, modern look.


6.   Think Creative!

Hardware has moved one-size-fits-all options beyond brass or nickel. Now there are countless colors and finishes available to accent your window treatments. You can match your drapery hardware, for example, to your kitchen hardware with popular black iron drapery rods and clips or choose whimsical glass finials for a feminine touch.


7.   Think Smart!

Wireless Control Systems PowerRise® 2.1 with Platinum™ Technology by Hunter Douglas

New technologies are more available and affordable than ever before. At Strickland’s, we carry automatic and adjustable blinds and shades from brands like Hunter Douglas and can install them to meet your family’s needs. Whether you want cordless blinds for safety or convenience, you may be surprised to learn that they are within your budget. Families with sunny skylights or less accessible windows will be thrilled to be able to adjust their shades with remote systems as well.


Strickland’s Blinds, Shades & Shutters can help you find the window treatment that is ideal for your family–one that you may have never known existed! Visit our expansive showroom to discover all the latest materials, styles, and options available now.




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