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Shade Trends For 2017

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Shading Trends 2017Does your home interior reflect your personal design style? A simple window shade update can instantly and completely enhance any room in your home. Shade trends change each year and so it’s important that that we at Shading Systems, provide you with the latest trends in the industry. We have created a list of 5 trends that we believe will surge in popularity while greatly improving your home’s interior design. So out with the old and in with the new!

1. Roller Shades

Roller shades are the perfect choice if you are looking for an option that will offer you a wide range of choices in systems, styles and fabrics. Home design trends have become focused on “clean” and “minimal” aesthetics, which has solidified roller shades as the most popular style of window shade predicted for 2017. Finishes such as sleek hardware and fabric, and available features to control sun, heat and glare have also contributed to the rising popularity of roller shades.

The flexibility offered by roller shades allows homeowners to choose from a wide variety of design options, from solar fabrics that give privacy and light to blackout shades that will completely darken any space. You no longer have to compromise design appeal for just form and function.

2. Drapery Shades

Drapery beautifully adds a dramatic softness to any room in your home. The vertical shade is the preferred design for sunlight control while maintaining a sophisticated and elegant feel in a room. There are also numerous design styles in drapery systems from the length of drapes whether you choose to have them hover, break or puddle, to width of panels and endless fabric options. There are also many insights to maximize the effectiveness of heat and light control in addition to preserving your design preferences. As a result of their versatility, you can expect an influx of drapery shades on the market in 2017.

3. Folding Shades

A timeless elegance is one of the reasons why folding shades have maintained their status as the classic window covering option. With a wide variety of decorative options available, folding shades offer everything such as popular Roman shades, accordion pleats and trendy honeycomb shade structures. Due to their proven history of popularity, we believe that folding shades will still be found in many homes this upcoming year.

4. Skylight Shades

Are you thinking about bringing light into your space or increasing the value of your property? If so, then skylights are the perfect solution. Skylight shades also offer you a way to control the beautiful light that glass skylights can let into your room. Easy to maintain, a beautiful design, energy efficient and cost efficient, what more could you ask for?

5. Motorized Shades

For homeowners with small children and pets, technological advancements in shading have made it possible for select shading styles to eliminate dangling cords, long cranks, ladders and other cumbersome methods of operating manual shades.

6. Exterior Shades

Are you looking for a way to control sunlight in an open, outdoor structure, such as a poolside pergola, or a wrap around porch? Exterior shades are our solution. Ideal for when homeowners choose to control heat, solar and sunlight before it enters your home, exterior shades are also an innovative way to enhance the outside of your home.

Managing heat and light can be done with numerous different types of exterior shades such exterior rollup screens, retractable awnings, fixed panels and curving systems. An outdoor living space pairs exponentially with an exterior shade because it will be more useful to properly control sunlight and heat all the while providing a wonderful spot for outdoor entertaining.


The future looks bright for 2017, and with that you can contact Shading Systems to best select the ideal window shades for your home. Whether you are in need of exterior shades for a sunroom, folding shades for a powder room or beautiful drapery for a dining room, make it your resolution to install one of these trends in your home this year.

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