window trends

Window Trends

Spring always inspires us to start anew – give our homes a fresh look. One of the easiest ways of giving a room a facelift is to change the curtains or window finish. Window trends come and go, and various finishes are combined to create a different look and feel. Here are a few trends which are proving popular now and which are easy to incorporate into most homes depending on your budget.

Traditional Treatments

Traditional window treatments including pinch pleat, box pleat or pencil pleat curtains are generally the best decor options for older homes, however a contemporary feel can be achieved by using a modern fabric.

Lightweight Curtains – Bringing the Outdoors In

The shift to open floor plans that allows for flexibility and space and which lets in light and views from outdoors remains popular. To maximise the amount of light that is let in, lightweight window treatments are ideal. Breezy, open curtains with no blinds or sheers are the best way to accentuate a picture-perfect view. You can also add a stylish curtain rod to complement your decor.

The Pantone colour of the year this year was Classic Blue and next year’s is Aqua.  This has naturally led to coastal and ocean inspired décor designs and patterns complemented by fresh greens, blues, and crisp whites.  You can use blue as an accent in window treatments, pillows and accessories to pull a room together.

Shutters – All the Trend

Plantation style shutters continue to be a fast-growing category in blind products probably because they offer both style and privacy.  Shutters can however look stark and cold.  To create both warmth and character curtains or drape can be added to the window using curtain rods which make for easy opening and closing.

For those who have the budget and want to go high-tech, motorised curtains and blinds are one of the most exciting additions to the window covering market.  Some of these options can be activated via remote control, smartphone or even Alexa and Google devices.

Mary Interior Decorator supplies and installs a variety of window covering options.  For information and advice call 011 268 0329 or email

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