When it comes to choosing new custom window treatments for your home, it can often be difficult to know where you would like to start. This is especially true if you have never chosen window coverings yourself before, so there will be a lot of things you will need to consider. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing for each room, these custom draperies will need to serve practical purposes, such as cutting down on your utility bills. Knowing what you should be looking for is a great first step.
Here are a few popular trends in window treatments from Kim Kiner, the vice president of product design at Hunter Douglas:
- Energy efficiency: More than just looking good, homeowners are looking for custom blinds that will help reduce their utility costs each month. If you are looking for ways to save money, finding the right treatments is a great solution! "Energy efficient window treatments are a smart way to conserve energy in your home," Kiner tells Inside Ottawa Valley.
- Motorization: Though people tend to think of window treatments as objects that have to be controlled by hand, many new products are looking toward the future. Coverings that are controlled by motors and a remote are very popular these days, as they offer both stylistic appeal – no strings – and convenience.
- Sophisticated textures: No matter what kind of drapes you are looking for, they will be available in a variety of textures and styles. It is currently popular to have different textile weaves – such as linen and silk – make up your window treatments.