As we turn the page to 2022, the home fashion trends we anticipate seeing are really a reflection of the new normal, and how it has shaped our day to day lives.
While there are plenty of predictions about the trends to come, here’s a look at five that will be key—and the window treatments that make the most of them.
Spending more time at home—whether it be working from home, working out at home, or simply reconnecting with family and friends in person—calls for comfort. And just as our everyday attire has become more casual, so have our home’s interiors.
Formality has given way to functionality—and even if rooms look luxe, they’re meant to be lived in, with durable, yet inviting, fabrics and furnishings.
And that carries through to window treatments, as well. Elevated basics like the classic woven fabrics of Vignette® Modern Roman Shades or the performance fabrics for Design Studio™ Roman Shades, as well as Design Studio Side Panels and Drapery, are perfect for the most-used rooms in a home, while still adding a refined style to the window.
Bringing the outside in continues to influence trending paint colors, with the spotlight focusing on hues of green. Two of the many calming varieties designated as top picks for 2022 include October Mist—a silvery, neutral-green from Benjamin Moore, and Evergreen Fog, a gray-green with a touch of blue, from Sherwin Williams.
You’ll find window treatment fabrics that also reflect this trend, including Duette® Architella® Elan® Julep and Sonnette® Ainsley™ in Sage Green.
In addition, earthy terracotta and warm golden hues continue to be popular, along with rich denim blues, like Pirouette® Shantung in Nocturin and Sonnette Elan® Weathered Navy.
Bringing the outdoors in, whether it’s through the addition of houseplants, a bowl of seashells or jute throw rugs, remains a top interior design trend—one that helps soothe and calm our psyches.
The window—a direct portal to nature—also brings the outdoors in, in the form of mood-boosting natural light.
To reap all the benefits the sun has to offer, without harsh glare, look to Pirouette and Silhouette® Window Shadings, which soften natural light. And with the ClearView® feature, available for both of these shadings, specialized sheers provide an exceptionally clear view-through to the outside, while obscuring views into your space.
As mounting concerns about climate change shift responsible design from a trend to a must-have, recycled and repurposed materials and energy-efficient products are becoming even more important in our efforts to reduce our environmental impact.
GreenScreen® Sea-Tex™ screen shade fabric, for example, exclusive to the Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades line, is made from reclaimed ocean plastic—in an effort to divert this waste from landfills.
And energy-efficient window treatments, like cellular shades, help lower our environmental footprint by providing added insulation at the window. Top choices for keeping your house snug when it’s cold and cooler when temperatures heat up include Duette Honeycomb Shades and Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades.
As more of us adopt smart-home technology as a way to add comfort, convenience and efficiency to our lives, the design of the gadgets and interfaces we use is softening, to become more in-tune and seamless with home interiors.
For instance, the Pebble® Remote Control—used to control Hunter Douglas window treatments with PowerView® Automation, is not only functional—it looks good, too. Unlike clunky remotes that you hide out of site (and then subsequently misplace), the Pebble remote sports an attractive, curved design that’s available in various colors.
Fabrics and finishes are also elements that pair well with the design of smart-home technology. The line of Elan® Metallic fabrics for Sonnette shades, Satin Metallic fabrics for Pirouette shadings, and Alustra® Architella® Apollo™ fabrics for Duette shades all offer subtle sheens that complement a sleek, clean aesthetic.