If you’re after a fresh look for your home or you’re decorating a new home it can be tricky to decide which window treatment will suit your space best.
The good news is there’s no shortage of fun, sophisticated and inventive curtain and blind styles currently on the market.
To help you select the right window coverings here are our top five picks for the most lust-worthy window treatment trends of 2018.
Go au naturel
The huge interior design trend for organic materials this year has also taken off in window coverings. If you want to give your home an earthy and slightly rustic makeover switching out your window furnishings for natural blinds and shades can make all the difference.
Like the plain white Hamptons style plantation shutters you see everywhere, use attractively stained timber shutters to create a warm vibe in any space. Also, check out real wood venetian blinds to achieve a raw on-trend natural look.
Bold ‘look at me’ textiles
In a move away from the minimalist neutral colour blocking we’ve seen a lot of over the past 10 years, we’re experiencing a big comeback in bold patterns in curtain and blind design of late. Whether you want to create a stylish focal point or simply brighten up a drab room, there’s sure to be the right textile for the job on offer.
Jazz up a traditional roller blind by selecting a print that complements your existing décor. Think tropical prints and pretty florals, organic plant themed prints and artwork are huge in interiors this year. Large scaled geometrics and zig-zag patterns are also fun understated ways to embrace the trend.
Sheer two tone
Sheer curtains have been popular in interior design for a few years now. They’re especially good for increasing privacy while letting soft light in and creating a restful atmosphere in living areas and bedrooms.
The latest trend to add interest and a hint of colour to a space is ombre sheer designs where the curtain fabric fades from the bottom up from colour to white. We love dusty pink two-tone designs, light grey for a subtle neutral finish or turquoise for extra va-va-voom.
If you’re into DIY projects you could even try dip dying your existing sheer or linen curtains for a fresh and affordable on-trend look.
Mix ‘n match
Layering different materials and types of window treatments is a trend we predict will endure well into 2018. This allows you to refine the amount of light your curtains and blinds allow into a room, while at the same time as looking bespoke and stylish.
Combining a block out curtain over sheer curtains is always a functional and attractive option. Light flowing linen curtains also make a wonderful pairing with white plantation shutters or venetian blinds for a modern beachy vibe.
Take a seat
Highlight and admire your new window coverings with the addition of a comfy window seat. A window seat is perfect for making the most of dead space and adding extra seating for entertaining to smaller rooms.
Frame your window seat with new patterned curtains to draw the eye and invite guests to lounge and relax. Ensure privacy and comfort for an afternoon snooze with some plantation shutters to block out the light.
Hopefully these five stunning trends have inspired you to choose some fresh window treatments to makeover your home this year. Happy decorating!
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home easier and faster than ever before.