2014 Current Window Covering Trends

Posted Monday June 16, 2014

So Regina, what are the current fashions in window coverings?  The key words are no fuss and minimalism with an emphasis on crisp, strait lines. Gone are the days of heavy draped effects using jabots and swags; tab curtains or gathered valances. The new styles are not your grandma’s! 

DOUBLE IT UP
While layering is popular, the overall look remains simple and the tone is usually consistent for both treatments.  Blending colors rather than contrasting ones work best when you want to layer window treatments. Any type of blind can be used under drapes for a layered look. It works best if there is window depth that allows the inside blind to be set back creating a cleaner look and allowing the top treatments to sit nicely overtop.

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Above is an interesting look with drapes and one roller shade with the outer printed ones stationary. I love this look of a partial rod as it creates a unique artistic look around your window, using the window as a canvas. With today’s new homes and the windows becoming bigger and more of a focal point of the home, it is a great idea to treat them as artwork and express your style. Here is a close up we did this year!

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PATTERNS ARE SO IN!
When you look through new fabrics you are bound to notice that textures and patterns are plentiful. You can't go wrong with geometric patterns, trellis designs, large scale florals, bold colors, whimsical motifs etc.

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BANDING
Vertical or horizontal banding creates that interesting soft look while keeping the minimalist style. You can add banding to good advantage if you want to add visual height or width to a space. Spacing of the drapery is important for this effect as well and a good design expert can help with this during your complimentary consultation at Shademaker Blinds. Overall, drapes are getting longer and wider to accommodate the trend to make windows appear larger in scale which is a trending look right now.

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TONE ON TONE 
The window treatments in the room below are simple, harmonious with the walls, and allow the view and the room to shine.  When deciding the colour of your drapes you should first consider the atmosphere you want in your space.  If you want restful, choose solid colour with texture and keep to the colors in the room.

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CLEANER LOOK ON TOP OF PANELS
The inverted box pleat (back pleat) is a soft but tailored look for modern decor.  It has been replacing pinch pleat and grommet styles when a contemporary feel is required while still creating that soft look to your interior home décor.

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Grommet panels have been around for quite a few years and are definitely still in style.  While some grommet drapes can look very informal, it is possible to have a more styled look too.  For grommet drapery to look "full" you need at least 7 or 8 folds at the top.

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Window Coverings Blinds Regina

Updated Sheers
Yes, sheers are still popular but they are a world away from the fussy, frilly and lacy ones that the word sheer brings to mind. Sheer Vertical Blinds Sheer vertical blinds combine the flowing appearance of drapery and the practicality of easy light control. When rotated open, vinyl louvers draped in sheer fabric let in softly diffused light.

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Thank you for reading! And don’t forget the matching accessories!

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