Planning to give your windows an upgrade in 2023? Then make sure your blinds, shades, shutters or drapery are on the cutting edge of fashion and functionality by checking out our 2023 window treatments trends guide below. And don’t forget to sign up for a free in-home consultation with a Kirsch certified designer when you’re ready to get decorating!
Design: Heidi Caillier Design | Photography: Haris Kenjar
Soften the View with Café Curtains
Often used for kitchen windows and bathrooms, this sweet style is getting a MAJOR upgrade in 2023. For the uninitiated, café curtains hang from the middle of the window down to the windowsill and are a great way to increase privacy at eye-level, while allowing light to come in through the upper (uncovered) portion of the window.
To get this look right for 2023, forget the tension rod and pocket panels. Instead, opt for a custom solution with antique brass hardware, matching drapery rings and luxe linen panels with tailor-made pleats.
Kirsch Custom Cafe Curtains
Worried your windows are too big for traditional style café curtains? Don’t worry, café curtains can be fabricated to many window sizes and can be a great way to cover window walls when floor to ceiling panels are not possible or outside of the budget.
Kirsch Automation App, Modern Roman Shades | Photography: Kaitlin Green
Make Life Easier with Smart Shades
Several years ago, automated shades still felt very futuristic. But fast-forward to today and the technology is incredibly user-friendly. From voice-commands to rechargeable battery packs, smart shades really do make our lives more efficient.
Nearly every window treatment style can be motorized, including blinds, shades, shutters and drapery. PLUS, window coverings can easily be programmed to move at certain times and integrated with other devices, for a truly automated experience.
Automated shades don’t just offer lifestyle benefits. Because you operate your window treatments with a device, there are no dangling external cords which can look cluttered and messy.
Kirsch Custom Drapery & Shadings
Add Drama with Drapery Panels
With Fashion-forward fabrics and new hardware choices, custom drapery is the perfect option for a more luxe look at the window. Neutral fabrics in highly textural or nubby fabrics are very popular, especially paired with matte black hardware. Pinch pleats are making a comeback for their clean, structured appearance. And fun new decorative tapes and banding make customizing your panels easier than ever.
For homeowners looking for a more modern look, new ceiling mounted drapery options create a cleaner, more streamlined appearance thanks to the absence of drapery rods and finials which can feel more traditional in their appearance.
Kirsch Woven Wood Shades
Bring in the Outdoors with Woven Woods
Woven wood shades are a great way to add a natural element to your décor, providing rich texture you can’t achieve with fabric. Made from bamboo, grasses, reeds and other natural fibers, woven wood shades are a great option for clients looking to decorate their homes with products made from renewable materials.
Love the look, but concerned about light leaks? Woven shades can be fabricated with a liner to eliminate view-though and light leaks for increased privacy and light control.
Kirsch Modern Roman Shades with Top-Down/Bottom-Up Feature
Go Modern with Flat Roman Shades
Romans shades have always been one of the most popular window treatment styles out there. Made from fabric, they combine the functionality of a shade with the softness of drapery. As people are drawn to more contemporary design aesthetics, classic Roman shades can often look out of place.
Flat Roman shades have now become the go-to style for contemporary homes, because the fabric folds are more crisp and uniform, resulting in a more modern look at the window. PLUS, modern Roman shades can be more easily motorized because the fabric stacks uniformly, unlike traditional Roman shades which can bunch and wrinkle as they are raised.
Leave It To The Experts, Hire A Window Coverings Designer
The best way to shop for window treatments in 2023 is in the comfort of your own home. Hiring an expert means you’ll get access to a wide 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 take care of that 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.