What Window Treatments Are in Style?
There’s no denying that window treatments have a huge impact on a room’s décor. In fact, few pieces have as much of an impact on room design as window treatments, considering how large of a space they can occupy on a wall. But, as any fashionista knows, styles change quickly and keeping up to date can be challenging, and that includes interior design. So, what window treatments are currently in style?
Motorized and Automated Treatments
It’s not surprising that technological breakthroughs are leading the charge when it comes to modern window treatment styles. Motorized blinds, curtains, and more, used to be an extremely high-end, uber-expensive option for homeowners, but in recent years they have become increasingly accessible.
While motorized window treatments might seem like a relatively small upgrade, they can be incredibly useful. Modern automation can be integrated with smart home devices or controlled via an app from almost anywhere in the world. That means that you can open and close your window treatments even when you’re not home, which can have profound effects on energy usage. Keeping your windows closed during the hottest and coldest parts of the day can help your HVAC system run much more efficiently. What’s more, motorized window treatments can help improve your home security. Setting your window treatments to a schedule so that they open and close automatically can create the appearance that somebody’s home, even when you’re on vacation.
Say Goodbye to Cords
One of the most consistent style trends for window treatments has been nixing their old cords. Sure, cords are the old standby, but do you really like using them? Many people are starting to find that they prefer cordless treatments. Whether it’s shades, blinds, or curtains, technological improvements are making cords go the way of the Dodo. Not only does removing the cords declutter the appearance of window treatments, it also improves home safety for children and pets, who might become tangled in the dangling cords and injured.
Say Hello (Again) to Shutters
While interior shutters might conjure images of sprawling plantation homes—after all, they’re the namesake for modern plantation shutters—their versatility has created a resurgence in popularity. The clean, simple aesthetic of shutters means that they can enhance any room they’re in. Plus, contemporary homeowners have found that shutters are one of the most energy-efficient window treatments available, helping to keep homes comfortable year-round. There’s also plenty of options for frame materials, including composites and synthetics, so you don’t have to be stuck with classic wood shutters.
Some Things Never Go Out of Style
An important caveat to remember when it comes to keeping up with window treatment style is that there are some designs that will never go out of style. Neutral colors and classic designs will always look good and can blend in with different design elements instead of standing out. Combine that fact with high-quality, custom-manufactured window treatments, and you can have new blinds or shutters that will weather the storm of changing styles for decades to come, looking great no matter what is currently trendy.
Custom Window Treatments for Arizona Homeowners
No matter what your personal style is, Southwest Blinds & Shutters can help you upgrade your Arizona home with stunning new custom window treatments. Our dedicated and talented in-house designers will help you design window treatments that are stylish and meet your needs. We’ve installed thousands of window treatments since our founding in 2002 and we back up our work with a lifetime warranty, so you can trust in your investment of new window treatments. To find out more about any of our treatment options, or to chat with a window treatment design expert, contact Southwest Blinds & Shutters today.