Gone are the days of your grandmother’s brocade draperies. I think we all know what I am talking about. Think Gone With The Wind. Scarlett was able to fashion herself a pretty serious gown out of hers. One can only imagine how downright heavy that was.
Oh my oh my! Tear down those velvet draperies! Liberate your windows, they will thank you.
Let’s shed some light on what is trending now (yes, pun intended).
Shutters have been around for, well, forever. So why am I stating that its new and on trend? Shutters can create a very clean and modern look. There are many different styles to choose from, something for every style of decor. A company that is definitely on trend right now is Mirage Shutters. They have stepped out of the box a bit in the shutter designs, creating different profiles for a unique and fun look. The particular style pictured above is called Tempest, with a nice clean wave look to them.
Roller shades are definitely my favorite option. Such a clean, modern, functional choice. Doesn’t that sound boring? But it doesn’t have to be! Choose something with a pop of color and it makes a great statement in any room. Roller shades come in a variety of styles as well. From something with a light filtering effect to provide some privacy, all the way to full blackout shades (see pic above). Get a little creative and choose one with a bold print, or go earth friendly with a natural product.
Drapery panels can make or break a room. Placing them outside on a patio or gazebo is just genius. They provide privacy, shade, and above all else, will make your outdoor space look amazing. In my previous post, Designing Tips & Tricks, I break down the best tips and tricks to making drapery panels look fabulous in your space.
What are your favorite window treatments?