Natural woven shades made of bamboo and matchstick are ramping up in popularity this year and it looks as though they will continue into next year. They’re so popular because they let in diffused light, so you can see the outside without an open window. The diffused light is also great for keeping your home temperature controlled while still letting in light for plants.
Materials such as velvet and grosgrain are a major force in style these days, almost everything comes in velvet now — your pants and your couch! Bring some chic couture into your home by finding some light curtains that utilize touches of velvet or grosgrain to add texture and detail.
Simple, Straight Patterns
Sleek silhouettes against a window instantly creates a sense of a clean and modern look in any room. A quick way to get a streamlined look is with panel-track systems. Panel-track systems are made of fabric or woven-wood panels and influenced by Asian shoji screens, so they can be used for just about any function.
Bold, Colorful Prints
Popular in the 60s and 70s, big colorfully printed fabrics have been considered garish for years. However, they are getting a revitalization by mixing more modern prints and colors together. Now, you can have a print on the floor, wall, and windows and no one can chastise you for not matching (take that, mom!).
Allergy Friendly Shades
Consumers looking to combat allergies are turning to window treatments made to be allergy-friendly, as well as a repellant to heat and cold.
Many fabrics now contain anti-microbial, anti-fungal traits woven into the yarn or offered as a topical spray. Stain-, mildew-, and mold-resistant fabrics are also popular picks for allergy sufferers. Some even have the added bonus of being made with environmentally conscious, non-toxic dyes.