The Top 8 Window Treatment Trends (2021 Edition)

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Are you ready to update your home with up-and-coming curtain trends for 2021? After a year spent mostly indoors, it’s time to let some light and fresh air in!

To say we’re all ready for a clean start in 2021 is an understatement. When it comes to updating your home decor, refreshing your window treatments is a step in the right direction. 

Today we’ve rounded up eight window treatment trends to spark inspiration for your home decor projects in 2021.

The Latest Curtain and Window Treatment Trends for 2021

  1. Maximize minimalism
  2. Use color freely
  3. Use what you’ve got
  4. Enhance your home workspace
  5. Get comfortable 
  6. Use blinds and shades for privacy
  7. Go retro with floral and botanical prints
  8. Add fun touches

Top 8 Window Treatment Trends for 2021

Let’s take a look at what’s in store for windows and home decor this year! 

1. Maximize Minimalism

As Marie Kondo teaches, less can indeed be more. If your living space seems messy or overcrowded, that clutter might be adding to your 2020-inspired anxiety. 

Besides ridding your home of any items that no longer “spark joy,” you can also opt for lightweight curtain weaves and soft lines that evoke a sense of ease. Floor-to-ceiling curtains can float or kiss the floor rather than puddle for ease of movement.

2. Use Color Freely

In 2021, color spans the spectrum. You may have heard about Pantone’s Color of the Year selection, but did you know that many paint manufacturers make “color of the year” picks too? Here’s some inspiration from Pantone and five top paint companies:

Top left to right: Pantone ‘Ultimate Gray’, Pantone ‘Illuminating’, Glidden ‘Aqua Fiesta’, Rust-Oleum ‘Satin Paprika’

Bottom left to right: HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams ‘Passionate’, Benjamin Moore ‘Aegean Teal’ and Sherwin Williams ‘Urbane Bronze’

3. Use What You’ve Got

Reduce, reuse, recycle is bigger than ever due to the budget constraints many people experienced in 2020. 

Repurposing has revived interest in DIY projects, inspiring many to update existing materials to create unique decorative elements. Upcycling is kinder to the environment while adding individuality to any space.

These DIY dip dye curtains have a hip two-tone, ombré effect. 

4. Enhance Your Home Workspace

Have continued stay-at-home orders forced you to create a new workspace in your home? Whether you’re working or homeschooling, living and learning in a makeshift space can quickly zap creativity and productivity for adults and kids alike.

If full-length curtains don’t work, try apron length or cafe curtains to give your workspace a lift.

5. Blinds and Shades Remain Popular

If you need privacy, layering curtains over blinds or shades is still trending in 2021. There are many types of blinds and shades to choose from, including horizontal blinds, roller shades, cellular shades, and Roman shades. 

Continuing with 2020’s natural materials theme, woven wood shades in rattan or bamboo create a textured, casual look. 

Adding a contrasting binding tape to a Roman shade helps with formality if your style is more traditional. Woven shades tend to be see-through, depending on their weave. 

If you don’t want to add a liner (which blocks light entirely and is visible from your home’s exterior), installing curtains over your blinds or shades adds softness and privacy.

6. Get Comfortable

Even as people simplify and declutter, the desire for comfort and coziness remains in the post-COVID era. Eliminating excess doesn’t mean creating cold, unfriendly environments. 

The Danish concept of hygge home decor encourages using elements that make a relaxing atmosphere, helpful for embracing extended periods spent indoors.

Whether you choose light, gauzy curtains that let light through or heavy velvet drapes, focusing on relaxation and well-being will never go out of style.

7. Go Retro With Floral and Botanical Prints

In step with comfort trends, many find nostalgic elements reassuring. Bringing back the old with aspects of the new is a great way to update your decor while retaining a familiar feel.

Floral and botanical prints help bring life to a room. Natural accents calm the mind while curtain holdbacks keep natural light streaming in. Try natural hues like neutrals and soft greens to create an organic vibe that welcomes good energy for the new year. 

8. Have Some Fun!

Everyone can use a little fun for the new year, and pop tassel curtains are a new window treatment trend we recommend everyone try! They lend a playful, happy-go-lucky vibe to any space. 

Try adding bold color pops from up-and-coming hues such as aqua, teal and muted reds. While these tones could be overwhelming for an entire room theme or solid-colored window treatment, they make great accents on tassels, patterns and room decor.

Hang Your Updated Curtains Hassle-Free With Kwik-Hang

Good decor is a blend of form and function. Whether your goal is to frame a beautiful window, let more light in (or keep it out) or insulate against the elements, choosing the right window treatments plays a significant role in your decor choices.

Once you’ve decided on the window treatment you want, now comes the hard part: How to mount your curtain rod brackets — right? Wrong! Measuring and drilling curtain rod brackets into walls is a thing of the past. Thanks to Kwik Hang, all you need is a hammer to refresh your window treatments. 

Just tap your curtain rod brackets into the top of your window trim and hang your curtains — you’re done! Kwik Hang’s rods and brackets are strong enough to hold up to 20 pounds. Still, they are lightweight and manageable enough to make installation a breeze. 

After a year like 2020, we could all use a reset more than ever. By playing off the latest window treatment trends, you can clear your mind and welcome positive energy into your space for 2021.

Try Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets today!

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