As design professionals, it is our job to know what’s hot and what’s not for all things interior design, especially what’s trending for blinds, shades shutters and drapery. If new window treatments are on your home’s to-do list for 2021 then keep reading to discover our top five trends for window décor this year.
Go Natural with Woven Wood Shades
The use of natural fibers has been a big design trend for the past few years, with rattan, wicker and cane furniture dominating interiors. And now, this lovely organic aesthetic has made its way to our windows. Woven Wood Shades are handcrafted from natural materials like grasses, bamboo, and reeds creating unique textiles that beautifully filter incoming light.
Available in a variety of natural stain colors and intricately woven patterns, Woven Wood Shades perfectly complement other wood-toned furnishings and materials, helping to create a cohesive look. Natural fiber shades are available with an optional blackout liner for bedrooms and other spaces that would benefit from a room-darkening option.
Product spotlight: Kirsch® Woven Woods
Choose Timeless Versatility with Modern Roman Shades
Versatility is a huge interior design trend for 2021, so it’s no surprise that Modern Roman Shades will be THE window covering of choice this year. Whether your home is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, Modern Roman Shades are the perfect transitional window treatment style making it unlikely you’ll have to switch up your shades in the future if you decide to redecorate.
Featuring crisp fabric folds, Modern Roman Shades are the perfect blend of shades and drapery, offering privacy and a lot of visual interest at the window. Make a statement by choosing a bold color or pattern. Or blend seamlessly into the background by choose a textile that matches the surrounding décor.
Product spotlight: Kirsch® Roman Shades
Make Soft Statements with Custom Drapery
When most people think of custom drapery, they immediately envision heavily patterned fabrics with lots of frills and embellishments. However, in 2021 you’ll see a shift to the softer, more subtle side of curtains as fabric choices, hardware and adornments are pared back to reveal a window treatment that is big on style but soft on statement.
Luxe fabrics like velvet and linen are the textiles of choice for 2021 for their ability to provide a high-end look without all the fuss. Drapery hardware features a more streamlined appearance thanks to minimalist finials.
Product spotlight: Kirsch® Custom Drapery
Discover Automated Window Coverings
Years ago, homeowners were so excited by the functionality of smart-home devices that they didn’t care if they matched their décor. Fast-forward to today and we expect the tech we invite into our homes to be both beautiful AND functional. In 2021, nearly every window treatment style can be automated, from blinds to shades to shutters. And the best part? Automated window coverings are compatible with most smart-home devices and systems for enhanced functionality. Forget to close your shades before going on vacation? No problem, just access them using an app. Too lazy to get off the couch to close the blinds, just say a voice command and your window treatments close.
Product spotlight: Kirsch® Automation
Leave It To The Experts, Hire A Window Coverings Designer
Out last trend in window treatments is to hire an expert to help you design the perfect solution. Because of COVID-19, gone are the days of bouncing from store-to-store looking for an off-the-shelf solution. The safest way to shop for window treatments is in the comfort of your own home, whether you do a virtual consultation or opt for a socially distanced in-home appointment (Decorview offers both options!).
Hiring an expert also means you’ll have access to a wider variety of colors, fabrics and finishes, ensuring you’ll find something that matches your unique decorating style. Plus, window treatments are manufactured to your window’s unique measurements so the fit will be perfect. Worried about installation? We can safely install too.
Ready to start your window coverings project? Schedule your free design consultation today. Our designers are nationwide and excited to help you choose the best solution to fit your décor, budget and lifestyle.