Window treatment is essential for the house décor and functionality wise. Your window treatment, whether you opt for shutters, shades, and blinds, or drapes and curtains must allow you to moderate sunlight and warmth in the room and kelp in keeping the cold weather out. Décor wise window treatment plays the role of giving the interiors a complete look, whether it is modern, classic, formal, or elegant. Your window dressing can make a bold or whimsical statement on the interior and exterior façade of the house. Based on what’s trending in the works of interior designers and window treatment experts, here are a few window treatments to design your living room in the coming year.
Dressing the Living Room for the New Year
The living room is the centerpiece of the house, and when one steps into it the room should evoke the comfort of being home and reflect their taste. The window dressing of the living room requires more thought as it must be aesthetically pleasing and functional. After all, the living room is where guests are entertained, and the family gathers at the end of the day. You can go for the traditional drapes and curtains or opt for the more minimalist, yet elegant blinds, shades, and shutters, individually or layered in combination to complement or contrast one another.
Shutters, shades, and blinds
Clean and simple window treatments such as simple side panels with some pop of color and texture are trending as statement finish for the room. Shutters and roman shades are a good choice, especially if you are choosing solar shades in a variety of colors and transparencies. Blues, soft greens, lavender, berries, grays, orange, and gold are popular currently. For modern interiors with clean lines, privacy, and to let in light, choose top-up or bottom-down roman shades. Natural woven fibers such as bamboo with natural, neutral colors, paired with white curtains give a modern farmhouse feel.
Plantain shutters in composite, wood, or faux wood look elegant and fulfill functional roles of moisture resistance, light control, and insulation. You can also consider blinds with embossed colors to look like real wood and vinyl, with horizontal or vertical opening options. You can layer blinds, shades, and shutters, to create a look of elegance and give the idea of space.
Hardware and technology
Pair the window treatment with acrylic accents on finials, tiebacks, and rods. There is a rise in demand for metal hardware that gives a modern look and streamlined appearance. The exciting part of modern hardware and technology in window treatment is being able to control the shutters, shades, and blinds with remote control from one’s sofa or when the room is empty. So, if you forgot to close the shutters or draw the blinds before leaving the house then you can shut it with a command on the mobile app.
Technology is an important consideration in window treatments and high-tech touches for home automation and motorization are convenient and secure. It is the era to go beyond cordless blinds and shades to adopting automated blinds, shades, and shutters. These are safe for kids and pets and are energy efficient. They also take up less space in terms of window treatment and offer it a clean look.
Trends will come and go, but with an expensive investment such as shutters, shades, and blinds, you must choose something that you won’t regret having in the living room for a long time. Functionality is also very important and when choosing the window treatment don’t be swayed by the color and texture but see if it works in terms of offering privacy, light control, and insulation. Opt for wide slats for the blinds for maximum view, light, and ease in cleaning. You can also choose matchstick blinds with organic and textural elements with or without lining for privacy.
Your choice of blinds, shades, and shutters window dressing for the living room will depend on factors such as is it street-facing, is it east-facing, is the moisture content high in the area? Ultimately, it is about choosing a window treatment that matches your aesthetic sensibilities and fits your budget.