Window Treatment Trends — 2020
This year’s most popular window treatments directly reflect today’s trending fabrics, colors and styles. Contrasting textures and nature-inspired hues are merging in unexpected combinations, and the idea that “more is more” now applies to beautiful new window treatment ideas.
Natural, untreated woods, bamboo and rattan are on the rise, in addition to other eco-friendly materials such as hemp, reeds and grasses. Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, which are made from these types of natural materials, beautifully embody this window treatment trend. These shades are sustainably sourced and feature unique fibers and textures that withstand a variety of weather conditions, so they’re more likely to keep their shape over time.
Metallic Accents and Hardware
Mixing various metals—from polished brass to brushed nickel—is becoming a drapery trend. Create visual interest with metallic hardware and rod finials, then complement them with a softer velvet, silk or sheer fabric. Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery is a stylish new collection that includes luxurious jacquards, sheers and artisanal embroideries in multiple pleat sizes and fullness levels. All fabrics are also available by the yard, so you can coordinate your drapery with other home accents.
Colors: Calm Merges with Bold
Soothing blues, soft pinks and warm neutrals provide a sense of calm that offsets our fast-paced digital world. When used with brighter, bolder accent colors, you can create your own personalized window treatment styles. Duette® Honeycomb Shades feature the largest selection of fashion-forward colors, patterns and textures in the industry. Contrast your shades with the window trim, or add decorative accents with pillows and area rugs.
More is More
This year, the playfulness of maximalism encourages us to explore our creativity. Combine unexpected colors, textures and patterns to create something eccentric. Experiment with mosaic or geometrical designs. Or, start with bold, punchy hues, then accent them with soft neutrals for an organic touch. Pairing your shades with drapes adds drama and dimension to a room and also improves energy efficiency and light control.
Botanical Window Treatment Trends
As 2020 focuses on bringing the outdoors in, floral and tropical patterns inspired by farmhouse and English country designs beautifully contrast with natural, unfinished woods. Think lush gardens, cozy cottages and traditional wood furnishings. The Design Studio™ collection features stunning side panel, drapery, roller and Roman shade fabrics, including nature-inspired designs by New York textile artist Rebecca Atwood. Known for her best-selling book, Living with Pattern: Color, Texture, and Print at Home, Rebecca uses vibrant colors in her designs to create an “environment that makes us feel good.”
Smart Shades and Home Automation
Smart-home technology is quickly evolving, giving you the ability to automate almost anything in your home—from turning on your lights and entertainment systems to locking your doors. Motorization is also becoming one of the biggest window treatment trends. With PowerView® Automation, you can now integrate your motorized shades into smart-home systems, making your everyday life that much easier. Motorized shades are also cordless, so they're a much safer option for homes with small children or pets.
From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window-treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.