Every year, tastes and preference change and evolve and new styles, colors and designs become the latest popular trends. This year is no different, and while some of what was popular in 2014 is still going strong, some new selections have risen to prominence in the first months of 2015. Following the annual International Window Coverings Expo, held in January in Las Vegas, some notable fashions and technologies emerged as the leading covering options for the year.
One of the latest trends that emerged during the last two years is two-in-one shade technology. Two-in-one shades incorporate contrasting materials and colors that cascade as they transition, providing you with options for both full light-blocking functionality and privacy that still allows light through, when wanted. See the below video for a better idea of how these shades work.
There are also dual shade options available that allow you to mount two different shades in a single window. Using this system you can achieve the same benefits as a transitional shade by using two full fabric selections, or you can create different moods in the same space using different colored fabrics or patterns.
On the style front, printed designs are making a resurgence on the drapery scene. Bold prints and floral patterns are growing in popularity as a contrast to flat-colored walls or as an accent to other patterns. These window dressings add vibrant splashes of color to any space, often featuring bright, warm shades of red, orange and pink that truly pop. A wide variety of styles are available, including geometric shapes and patterns in addition to flowery flourishes.
Every year, Pantone announces its “Color of the Year,” which is Marsala for 2015. This deep-red shade is described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red,” and is a great color to either paint a room or to serve as an accent color in window coverings. Whether you’re looking to just breathe new life into an existing space or considering a whole room repaint and design, Marsala makes for a warm and inviting option to create a welcoming and comfortable space.
Another rising trend is the return of cornice boards above windows to add an air of elegance and class to your space. These decorative features help to draw the eyes upward, making it appear as though the ceilings in your room are taller, adding a more open and airy feel to any living space. Simple, clean colors and minimalist patterns that complement your existing shades, drapes or blinds help to make these eye-catching features a tasteful addition to your windows.
Whether you’re a trend follower or prefer your own style, you’re sure to find the perfect window treatments and designs for your home at Lucinda’s Interiors. We offer custom design and color consultation services and a great selection of hardware, fabrics and patterns to work with any space. Call us today to find the right solution for you.