You have the new windows…now how can you pull the whole look together? While replacement windows on their own are quite spectacular, with clean lines and crisp finishes, it’s customary to add window treatments of some kind to add a pop of color and style. Here’s how to make your new windows look even better with the latest shades.
Natural woven shades in bamboo and matchstick are all the rage right now, says HGTV. Not only are these materials eco-friendly, they allow diffused light to filter into the room while also providing some measure of privacy and shielding from the harsh sun. This look is perfect for sunrooms, living rooms, guest rooms and kitchens.
Blue is the New Black
Ocean hues were popular in 2017, especially when paired with white and jewel tones like orange, gold and brown. Look for shades of teal, aquamarine and soft green, offset by dusty hues like lavender and gray. Patterns are good, too, especially on long-panel drapes for longer, more spacious windows in a great room or formal dining room, for example.
If you want to know what’s driving the market as we speak, take a look at soft textiles. Couture fabrications and dressmaker details like ruffles, cording, lace and beading are dominating the trends. Adding ribbon detailing like grosgrain to your blinds and drapes, as well as velvet banding, can offer inspiration and whimsy. Decorative embellishments such as tapes with shells, buttons, tassels or glass beads hanging off them make for a beautiful custom-designed treatment.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have clean, simple, sleek lines for more functional and modern areas of your home, such as the kitchen and bath. Coupled with chrome decorative hardware, the goal is to create sleek silhouettes against your window for a clean, streamlined look. Panel-track systems, rather than messy and dirt-clinging vertical plastic blinds, are made with fabric or woven-wood to bring a European look to the space.
Let There be Light
Sheers are back in again, even though you probably remember them from your childhood home. The point is to allow as much natural light as possible while offering a soft touch for light filtration and a bit of privacy. The trend is moving away from white and more towards colorful sheers, even combining refreshing linen blends with contemporary patterns.
Of course, even the best window treatments can’t hide a tired, old window. Spruce up the look of your home with one of our attractive and energy efficient replacement windows. Get started by calling Rescom Exteriors at 508-832-5202.