09 Oct Window Treatment Trends – Part 2
Window Treatment Trends – Part 2
The experts in style and taste at HGTV.com recently offered up an extensive article on window treatment trends. You’ll be able to explore many of these options at Kuhn Flooring Gallery, which also has tremendous expertise in window treatments.
Simple, sleek lines are dominating window fashions in everything from flowing drapes to chrome decorative hardware, the HGTV article says. Creating sleek silhouettes against a window instantly lends a clean, modern look to any window and room. A quick way to get truly streamlined treatments is with popular panel-track systems. Unlike their ugly vertical blind precursors, panel-track systems are made of fabric or woven-wood panels and can be used as room dividers or on window walls or doors, says Linda Henry, editor-in-chief of Window Fashions magazine. Influenced by Asian shoji screens, these panel-track treatments can look contemporary or European depending on the fabric.
Smith+Noble reports an extreme popularity of stripes and bold prints across all product lines, with bold stripes continuing as a trend. Bright florals that attract traditional tastes and graphic geometric patterns that offer youthful spunk are some of the bold prints being seen on windows lately. With pattern becoming more important, it will change the way a designer designs for the window and how the client views her [or his] window fashion.
Silk is a pricier option for window treatments, but the shine and luxury of the fabric instantly wakes up a dull room. The Silk Trading Co. offers 100 percent Como silk panels in a variety of colors as well as embroidered silks, plaid silks and jacquard paisley designs. The online drapery maker is particularly helpful for building a window treatment and seeing how it looks before you order.
“Technology plays such a huge role in our lives and yet we yearn for simplicity,” says Henry. Window blinds can now be controlled via remote, a light switch or even the Internet. But just because your windows have gone high-tech, it doesn’t mean they have to be stark and uninviting. Layering fabrics with high-thread-count cottons is one trend sure to cozy up a window.
Green design is becoming a popular trend from consumers looking to combat allergies to those looking for heat- or cold-repellant window panels.
Performance fabrics have also gone “green,” with anti-microbial, anti-fungal traits woven into the yarn or offered as a topical spray. Stain-resistant and mildew- and mold-resistant fabrics are also popular picks for allergy sufferers. Even the environmentally conscious will feel right at home with non-toxic dyes on fabrics. As a leading green building supply company, Kuhn Flooring Gallery can help you meet your aesthetic preferences while also helping to protect our planet.
Of course, many other window treatment trends enable you to make an artistic statement while complementing your Florida flooring choices. The professional team at the Boca Raton flooring company Kuhn Flooring will help you realize your vision with their full service flooring options and business flooring solutions. If you can imagine it, Kuhn Flooring Gallery can make it happen.