Make 2020 the year you shed some new light on your home!
The start of a new decade means it’s the perfect time to hang a new set of curtains or give your windows a facelift. But with so many options, it can be hard to decide which looks are right for your home. That’s why we’ve rounded up the latest window treatment trends to provide some breathtaking inspiration.
Whether your style is traditional, modern or contemporary, these window treatment trends for 2020 are sure to excite you.
The Latest Curtain and Window Treatment Trends for 2020:
- Home renovation makes old new again
- Open floor plans let light in
- Palettes are going coastal
- Shutters gain in popularity
- Rattan adds texture
- Motorized curtains and blinds go high-tech
- Cordless lift styles increase blind safety
Top 7 Window Treatment Trends for 2020
Let’s take a look at what’s in store for windows and home decor this year!
1. Home Renovation Makes Old New Again
Are home improvement shows like Fixer Upper, Property Brothers and Love It or List It on your guilty binge-list? These popular shows are inciting an old home restoration trend that’s sure to continue through 2020. While some renovations take the modernization route, others stay true to an older home’s foundational style.
Incorporating traditional window treatments like pinch pleat, box pleat or pencil pleat curtains may be the best decor options for older homes.
To put up your curtains with ease, try Kwik-Hang’s damage-free curtain hardware. They’re the perfect choice for your next home improvement project, and the easy-install technology makes swapping out window treatments a breeze!
2. Open Floor Plans Let the Light In
The shift to open floor plans indicates the desire for more flexible space, light and views of the great outdoors.
To embrace the openness and invite even more light in, add lightweight window treatments. Breezy, open curtains with no blinds or sheers are the best way to accentuate a picture-perfect view. Don’t forget to add a stylish curtain rod to complement your decor.
3. Palettes are Going Coastal
Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, is sure to usher in a few years of coastal-inspired colors, like fresh greens, blues, and crisp whites.
If you have neutral decor in your home, use blue as an accent in window treatments, pillows and accessories to pull a room together while creating a peaceful, tranquil vibe.
4. Shutters Gain in Popularity
According to reports from Blinds.com, shutters are the fastest-growing category in blind products.
While offering classic style and privacy, shutters alone can look stark and cold. To soften the look of your shutters, add curtains or drapes. Make sure that your curtain rods are long enough to clear the shutters for easy opening and closing.
Pro-tip: If wood shutters are too hard on your wallet, you can achieve a similar look with 2-inch wood blinds.
5. Rattan Adds Texture
Rattan and wicker furniture are making a big comeback this year.
To embrace this trend, add woven wood shades in rattan or bamboo for a textured, casual look. Dozens of weaves and colors are available. If your style is more traditional, adding a contrasting binding tape to a Roman shade helps with formality.
Rattan and woven shades tend to be see-through, depending on their weave. If you don’t want to add a liner (which blocks light completely and is visible from your home’s exterior), installing curtains over your shades adds privacy and softness.
6. Motorized Curtains and Blinds Go High-Tech
One of the most exciting additions to your device-activated home is motorized curtains and blinds. You can activate these advanced window treatments via remote control, smartphone or even Alexa and Google devices.
Cost, of course, is the biggest downside of this technology. Depending on the size of your window and the type of treatment you want, expect to pay $300 to $1000 for each window, plus special hardware and installation.
7. Cordless Lift Styles Increase Blind Safety
Even if motorized window treatments aren’t in your budget, you can simplify the look and function of your blinds with cordless lifts.
Cordless window treatments are easy to use and are also the safest choice if you’re decorating a nursery or concerned about child safety. Plus, they give your windows a clean, modern look.
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Are you excited to start updating your windows this year? Let’s go!
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