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Shading Systems Best of 2018

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Bedroom Design, Best Of, Color Design, Window Treatment Styles, Window Treatment Trends, window treatments
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Best of 2018It’s just about time to shut the drapes on 2018! We’ve seen great innovations in window treatment trends throughout this past year. From advancements in blackout window shades to automated retractable awnings, endless options exist for improving the look and quality of your home. With the year winding down, we want to look at some of the window treatment developments we’ve covered for you. Here are five of our best window treatment blogs of 2018!

1) Window Treatment Trends: Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Window treatments designs can be environmentally friendly. Why not knock a few bucks off your energy bills by installing such treatments? You’ve got options like cellular shades, Roman shades, and energy efficient drapery systems to choose from. Keeping them closed during the day and then opening them at night enables you to cut back on air conditioning costs.  Without such features, you leave yourself open to being blistered by the heat during hot summer months. And when you’re ready for your home to have some glow, simply open up those shades and let the light do its work.

2) How to Find the Right Color for Window Treatments

Fuchsia, Cayenne, Sea Foam…these aren’t your mother-in-law’s window treatments. Feeling a little more creative? Toss out those dull browns and grays today. Invest in colored window treatments and inject some of your personality to the look and feel of your home. When using a color wheel, you can choose a bold and warm tone, or cool and soft. Warning: just don’t go crazy with the colors. Finding out what combinations work best is the goal.

3) Making a Window the Focal Point of a Room

With the help of a window treatment professional, your window(s) can become the focal point of any room by radiating energy, vitality, and ambiance. Our eyes become drawn to focal points. As such, a light source can define and shape your room’s aesthetic. You have to choose the right curtains that complement the design, and place furniture around the focal point so that it doesn’t look empty. But why stop there? Take it a step further by adding fabrics and curtains that complement your window focal point. See how a focal point can take an ordinary room and change it into a work of art.

4) Mediterranean Style Window Treatments

We taught you how to add some foreign flavor by choosing Mediterranean style window treatments. While natural wood windows accompanied by stucco walls are more common in hotter areas of the U.S., these options aren’t off limits to residents in the northeast. Add some flair by choosing from Mediterranean inspired quarter, half circle, bay, or specialty windows. But remember, windows are also designed for ventilation. So unless you want a little extra breeze cascading throughout your home, this probably isn’t the way to go for you. Decorate around your windows with the appropriate finishes and material. When it’s all said and done, you’ll feel like you’re abroad by incorporating these design choices into your home.

5) Popular Bedroom Window Treatment Trends

Oddly, the master bedroom never seems to get the same design attention as the living room or dining room. Hopefully your guests never spend time in there, but since you spend about one-third of your life in there, why not treat yourself? Adding the right window treatments to your bedroom of comfort and homeliness. Some easy options include draperies, sheer fabrics, and neutral colors such as gray and beige. Deciding what exactly to go with can be a daunting task, but what you’ll want to aim for is a more minimalist design that is easy on the eyes. A bedroom is definitely the space for effective window treatments.

Bask in Natural Light in 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, we can only look forward to what design trends will emerge over the course of the next year. Yes, this was an exciting time in the world of window treatments, but as they are constantly evolving, we’ll have a brighter and more stylish 2019 to look forward to. Keep up with our blog and stay updated with the latest window treatment trends. Still unsure which treatments to incorporate into your home? Contact us at 1-888 SHADING today!

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