If you’ve been living with the same décor for a few years and you’re looking for affordable, modern updates in the new year, you can transform the whole look of your home by simply upgrading to new window treatments. You’ll be amazed how new blinds, shades, or drapes can enhance the look of existing furnishings and other décor, and with relatively little cost (and minimal hassle when you choose a provider that offers installation services).
Of course, you want to make sure that you choose the trend-setting window treatments that will wow your guests and take your home décor through the several years. Here are just a few of the hottest trends in window treatments to consider as you move into 2019.
Window treatments are often designed to provide not only stylish décor, but also the opportunity to control the lighting and privacy in your home. This means choosing window treatments that block out light at night, but also allow you to maximize light streaming in during the day.
While you might want to install blackout shades, curtains, blinds, or shutters throughout the home for the purposes of maintaining privacy and a dark interior at night, you can always add sheers for daytime use. These moderately transparent additions allow you to fling open curtains and shutters to let in filtered sunlight, maintaining a measure of privacy in the process.
You can also layer other window treatments. One of the best trends for 2019 is adding layered blinds to your décor. Install an opaque blackout blind first for ultimate light and privacy control, then layer a sheer shade over the top to add privacy and let diffuse natural light shine in when the under-shade is open.
Saturated Jewel Tones
2018 was the year of warm neutrals like tans and taupes, but in 2019 you’ll want to do an about-face where color is concerned, adding splashes of color to your décor with window treatments in vibrant, saturated jewel tones like emerald green, ruby red, and sapphire blue, as well as lesser gems like amethyst, peridot, turquoise, and so on.
Choosing drapery or shades with some metallic shimmer can add depth and texture to your room, but if it feels like a little too much shine and sparkle for your taste, consider tackling the metallic trend through the addition of brilliant, metal hardware. Curtain rods and rings can add just a hint of shimmer to your décor, or add curtain or blind pulls in metallic strings or ropes.
Layered window treatments are gaining popularity, but you can also choose window dressings that create depth, dimension, and visual interest through added volume. Roman shades deliver visual impact with loose folds of fabric, but if you really want to take this look to the next level, consider luxurious Austrian shades featuring frothy swags of fabric that make your window look as lovely as an elaborately layered ball gown.
Whichever window treatments you’re interested in adding to your home for 2019, the experts at The Blinds Side can help you choose the perfect trends for your style and decor. Contact the creative professionals at The Blinds Side at 410-630-6940 or [email protected] today to get started.