Each new year is an opportunity to try something different. Some people try a new look, while others adjust their routine. With extra time at home over the last few years, more and more people are choosing home renovation projects. If you’re looking to update an element of your décor, consider new window treatments.
The right blinds, shades or shutters can turn any window in the house into a eye-catching focal point. But how do you know the best way to start? Fortunately, the professionals at Louver Shop of Charlotte are here to help. We’ve put together a guide featuring many of the modern window treatment trends leading the way with the start of the new year, including tips for finding window treatments that complement your sense of style.
Part 1 - What Should I Know Before Looking for New Window Treatments?
When updating your home’s window treatments, it’s always worthwhile to refamiliarize yourself with what’s possible. Innovative designs, energy-efficient materials and revitalized colors are consistently keeping the industry moving forward, even if elements of the design pull key elements from retro aesthetics.
Know Your Basic Window Treatments
Louver Shop of Charlotte specializes in custom window blinds, shades and shutters for both the interior and exterior of your home. Our design experts are always looking for the latest trends and innovative ideas, ensuring you have lots of options for self-expression.
Blinds: Hunter Douglas custom blinds come in a broad range of colors, materials and styles. Whether you prefer the clean simplicity of wooden blinds or the soft look of sheer fabric models, there’s something for everyone.
Shades: New innovations in custom window shades boast better energy efficiency and automated controls. For example, our Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades can trap heating and cooling between its layers, helping you save money on your monthly energy bill.
Shutters: Custom Interior Shutters establish a timeless, stately look that suits both minimalist and lavish home décor. While traditional shutters are generally all wood, new polymer and composite material models provide the look and feel of real wood for our beautiful plantation shutters.
Don’t Forget Light and Privacy
While color and material are an important aspect of how window treatments work with the rest of a room’s décor, remember that window treatments can also be functional tools. Sheer fabrics can scatter harsh sunlight and create a layer of privacy. Motorized controls can make adjusting floor-to-ceiling shades hassle-free. And with dozens of attractive options from Louver Shop of Charlotte, you can find window treatments offering both style and convenience.
Part 2: What Are the Window Treatment Trends of 2022?
Many of 2022’s trending styles are inspired by the larger amount of time spent at home in recent years. Being stuck indoors inspired many homeowners to try drawing in more light or experiment with a soft color. For example, our custom roman shades can pull the warmth of natural light into a space while maintaining a clean, minimalist look for the window itself.
Here are a couple other news ideas leading the way for 2022’s window treatments:
Neutrals, Naturals and Soft Pastels
Windows establish a sense of cohesion between interior design and the natural scenery of the outdoors. As a result, many color palettes are reminiscent of the warm, uplifting beauty of nature as well as lighter, softer hues in general. You’ll find shades of green and brown of course, but there are also opportunities for earth tones of more energetic colors like red and yellow.
While neutrals like white, gray and beige are always versatile, other pastels have made their way into living rooms and home offices to lighten things up. In particular, many shades of pastel green have shot to the top of many designer lists.
Natural, Energy-Efficient Materials Blend Frugal with Flair
Cost is always a factor for remodeling projects, and window treatments are no different. As homeowners balance updating their décor with frugal spending, alternative and sustainable materials have taken center stage. Nature’s influence is also noticeable here, with wood, bamboo and even unexpected alternatives like burlap!
Many of our custom shades and shutters are manufactured in gorgeous natural materials like wood. For richer texture, our Provenance® Woven Wood Shades combine the resilience of wooden window treatments with the soft appearance of fabric.
Cottagecore for Fans of Traditional or Rustic Options
The term ‘cottagecore’ has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years. If you’re unfamiliar with the word, think roaring fireplaces, fresh-baked pastries and being in tune with nature. With a romantic view of rustic décor, cottagecore and similar concepts illustrate a fondness for old-world charm.
For window treatments, there’s nothing more charming than gorgeous wood shutters. In fact, Louver Shop of Charlotte is one of the few manufacturers where you can still find this timeless classic! You can pair these interior shutters with long English or French curtains to add another luxurious layer to your windows.
Part 3: How Do I Pick the Window Treatments Right for Me?
Even if you have all the popular styles at your fingertips, how do you know what’s best for you? Louver Shop of Charlotte offers a comprehensive, in-home consultation with your very own design pro. They can lead you toward materials, colors and other details that ensure new window treatments fit seamlessly with the rest of the décor.
In the meantime, consider these tips when comparing window treatments:
You Deserve Both Functionality and Style
Homeowners don’t have to compromise on their window treatments thanks to modern materials and improved manufacturing methods. When exploring options, look for ways to improve energy efficiency or simplify cleaning and maintenance.
Custom Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades are a perfect example. Also known as cellular shades, this innovative style uses pockets of air to form a layer of insulation for the window. Not only does this help reduce your monthly energy bill, but honeycomb shades offer light-filtering and even noise-dampening qualities as well. Consider how you use the room being updated; privacy is important for bedrooms and bathrooms, while ample natural light is ideal for a living room or home office.
Your Preferences Are More Important Than Changing Trends
A window treatment you love will always look better than something a magazine says is in. We like to share these dynamic trends and ideas to inspire you, while encouraging the creation of a unique space that truly complements your sense of style.
So while white plantation shutters or horizontal blinds offer universal appeal, don’t hesitate to experiment with bolder contemporary looks for 2022 such as our Skyline® Gliding Window Panels.
Treat Windows as Their Own Focal Point
There’s nothing wrong with sprucing up windows with simple, functional styles. But windows, particularly large or unique windows, can easily serve as a room’s focal point with the right details. When looking at new treatments, vibrant colors and patterns make a statement.
Trust Louver Shop of Charlotte for a Custom, Stunning Look in 2022
Making the most of what we have is increasingly important. Louver Shop of Charlotte is happy to help create beautiful, custom window treatments that show off the true beauty of your home. If you’re hoping to start 2022 with an exciting remodeling project, new window treatments are a wonderful choice.
Don’t forget to request your free, in-home or virtual consultation! A professional designer will walk you through any styles you’re interested in, helping you compare colors and details until you find that perfect look. Schedule yours today by giving us a call at 888-428-1415 or by completing our online form.