If you've been following our blog, you know that window fashion trends often take inspiration from the garment industry, which is why we've been keeping you up-to-date with all the styles seen at this year's glamorous award shows. The Grammys are no exception. Since this show is a little bit less formal than some other awards, like the Oscars or Golden Globes, rock stars were able to show-off their creativity.
If you're feeling extra creative and want to exude flair in the home sector, take a look at some of the top fashion trends of the night and learn how to apply them to your custom window coverings.
Floral patterns: Today's floral patterns are a lot bolder than previous years. Once thought of as outdated, they can actually show off a youthful vibe if used correctly. For instance, Millennial pop star Ariana Grande was a hit in her 1960s inspired floral dress. The lilac flowers pop against a dark background. Subtlety is the key to pulling off this trend. Look for patterns that already coincide with your home decor. If you're using patterned window fashions, be sure that your other home accessories are neutral.
Metallic: "Taylor Swift was also on hand to give proceedings a touch of effortless glam in her golden Gucci column dress. Shimmering like a particularly sparkly pair of net curtains, we're not sure there are many gals who could make this frock look quite so bodacious – especially worn with an everyday ponytail," writes Linds Foley of pop culture website SugarScape. Other starlets who also stole the show in metallic garments include Rita Ora, who dazzled in a shimmery green number, and model Chrissy Teigen who stunned in a glimmering Johanna Johnson gown. This look can truly take your window fashions from drab to fab. Opt for shiny silk draperies to exude an added touch of class in your dining room.
Navy blue: Although some starlets opted to think outside of the box in terms of fashion, others kept it classy in traditional attire. Blue is definitely a top color this year, proven by the recent SAG Awards. It seems only fitting that Hollywood's darlings would wear for this classic shade to stay on trend, since color authority Pantone has named "dazzling blue" the top hue for Spring 2012. At the Grammys, funny lady Anna Farris showed off her style in a navy blue Fitriani gown. Songstress Alicia Keys also looked beautiful in blue. Keys' blue Armani gown was clinched with a sparkly black belt. Why not try this trend in your home? Blue fabrics make great window fashions, regardless if you select classic navy or vibrant cobalt. Mimic Alicia Keys by adding a dazzling black tie-back to your window coverings.
Whether you want to follow the trends, or are a fan of classic looks, make Ruffell & Brown Window Fashions your go-to shopping destination. If you're unsure of what color, style or type of window coverings you're looking for, be sure to contact us for an at-home appointment. We'll help you achieve the look of your dreams in your home!