Every new year is an opportunity to try something different. Some people try a new look, while others switch up their routine. With plenty of time at home over the last few years, more and more people are attempting 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 transform any window in the house into a stunning focal point. But how do you know where to start? Fortunately, the experts at Louver Shop of Pittsburgh are here to help. We’ve compiled a guide highlighting many of the modern window treatment trends defining the start of the new year, including ways for finding window treatments that suit your sense of style.
Part 1 - What Should I Know Before Looking for New Window Treatments?
When renovating your home’s window treatments, it’s always helpful to refamiliarize yourself with what’s out there. Innovative designs, energy-efficient materials and revitalized colors are consistently keeping the industry moving forward, even when elements of the design draw from retro aesthetics.
Know Your Basic Window Treatments
Louver Shop of Pittsburgh 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 hottest trends and innovative ideas, ensuring you have plenty of options for self-expression.
Blinds: Hunter Douglas custom blinds come in a broad range of colors, materials and styles. Whether you are looking for the clean simplicity of wooden blinds or the soft glow of sheer fabric models, there’s something for everyone.
Shades: New innovations in custom window shades boast improved energy efficiency and convenient motorized 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 offer a timeless, stately look that suits both minimalist and lavish home décor. While traditional shutters are typically 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 part of how window treatments work with the rest of a room’s décor, don’t forget that window treatments are also functional tools. Sheer fabrics can soften 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 Pittsburgh, you can find window treatments featuring both style and convenience.
Part 2: What Are the Window Treatment Trends of 2022?
Many of 2022’s trending styles are influenced by the larger amount of time spent at home in recent years. Being stuck at home inspired many homeowners to try drawing in more light or experiment with a soft color. For example, our custom roman shades can draw the warmth of natural light into a space while ensuring a clean, minimalist look for the window itself.
Here are a few other news ideas leading the way for 2022’s window treatments:
Neutrals, Naturals and Soft Pastels
Windows continue the sense of cohesion between interior design and the natural beauty of the outdoors. As a result, many color palettes are inspired by the warm, uplifting beauty of nature as well as lighter, softer hues in general. You’ll spot 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 found their way into living rooms and home offices to lighten things up. In particular, many shades of pastel green have risen 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 found here, with wood, bamboo and even unexpected alternatives like burlap!
Many of our custom shades and shutters are offered in gorgeous natural materials like wood. For added texture, our Provenance® Woven Wood Shades combine the durability 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 couple of years. If you’re unfamiliar with the word, think warm fireplaces, fresh-baked pastries and being close to nature. With a romanticized view of rustic décor, cottagecore and similar concepts point to a fondness for old-world charm.
For window treatments, there’s nothing more charming than gorgeous wood shutters. In fact, Louver Shop of Pittsburgh is one of the few manufacturers where you can still find this timeless classic! You can pair these interior shutters with flowing English or French curtains to add another luxurious layer for 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 Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive, in-home consultation with your very own design professional. They can guide you toward materials, colors and other details that ensure new window treatments fit seamlessly with the rest of the room.
In the meantime, check out 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 innovative 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 renovated; privacy is important for bedrooms and bathrooms, while lots of natural light is more suited 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 decides is in. We like to share these dynamic trends and ideas to inspire you, while encouraging the creation of a unique space that truly speaks to your sense of style.
So while white plantation shutters or horizontal blinds can provide 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 dressing up windows with simple, functional styles. But windows, especially large or unique windows, can easily serve as a room’s focal point with the right details. When considering new treatments, vibrant colors and patterns make a statement.
Trust Louver Shop of Pittsburgh for a Custom, Stunning Look in 2022
Making the most of what we have is increasingly important. Louver Shop of Pittsburgh is happy to help create beautiful, custom window treatments that display 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.