1. MINIMAL IS IN
Replace heavy window coverings with simple shades like sheers or top-down bottom up window treatments.
2. LIGHTEN UP
Natural light has become an essential. Not only is natural light a mood booster, if it is filtered properly, it will create a dynamic and beautiful aesthetic that cannot be manufactured. Hunter Douglas Silhouette and Luminette sheers provide the soft glow of natural light without compromising privacy.
3. PICK CURRENT COLORS
If you’re using fabric, make sure it’s in a contemporary tone. Terra cotta shades mixed with greens, blacks, and gold tones are very in-vogue. Another way to stay current is by mixing fabric prints or coordinating a print in the valance or cornice with another print used in the room.
4. TRY SOME TEXTURE
Another hot trend is Roman shades made of rattan, bamboo or other natural fibers. Homeowners are loving these shades because they add visual interest with their texture, but still roll up smoothly like the Roman shades of old.
5. SOFTEN DIRECT LIGHT
Too much direct sunlight can become an issue and heat up the home, making a room unpleasant. Simple wood blinds or woven wood shades, like the Provenance sold by Hunter Douglas, will filter the light without looking too heavy.
6. CONSIDER SOME CURVES
Windows and a good amount of household furnishings are engineered to have a straight line appearance. For this reason, it’s a good idea to add a window treatment with soft curves- it will open the space up and provide a welcoming, comforting flow to any room.