With cold months drawing nearer, window dressing plays a significant role in our interior. You might already know, blinds and curtains are great for helping to reduce heat loss hence keep your home warm and cosy. But for many of us, making a home looking trendy is just as important.
Year after year the world’s leading interior designers including Victoria Hagan, Emily Summers and Alan Wanzenberg demonstrate stunning interior design trends and this year is no different. These 6 window dressing trends will make your home look stunning and won’t stay unnoticed by your neighbours.
The latest Velvet revolution re-appeared last year and quickly grew in popularity amongst proud homeowners. It’s a trend most of us would want to have in their home because velvet home accessories not only look stunning but also make you feel warm and cosy by looking at them alone.
While velvet sofas or benches might not be a practical buy for every home, accessories including cushions, velvet blinds and curtains will make a great addition to the traditional or contemporary interior. Blending velvet elements into your interior will add texture and a luxurious look, and depending on the colours you choose will freshen up or add a collected look to your room.
Tip: Velvet is a luxurious fabric; therefore, the main trick is not to overdo it. Add some velvet accents and choose deep jewel or neutral tones to create the contemporary and fresh look.
Many have fallen in love with Monochrome homes and no wonder why, while its simplicity and elegant look is great for modern dwellings, it also gives you enough room to experiment with different shapes, patterns and textures.
Monochrome interiors describe the room in different tones of a single colour. Let’s say you take grey as your base colour and add white and black accents, or choose green and blend in olive, lime or khaki. The same can be done with any other colour.
Monochrome is an excellent way of decluttering your home and adding it a chic and modern feel. When choosing a new window dressing consider already existing furniture and appliances in your room and select blind, curtain or shutter within the same colour scheme.
Tip: When creating Monochrome interior choose calm and neutral colours if you want to create a relaxing atmosphere, or go for vivid and bright colours if you after making a statement with your interior.
3. Full-Length Curtains
All curtain lovers, rejoice! Full-length curtains made it to the
winter trend list. Full-length curtains are absolutely excellent for retaining heat and dressing up even simple and plain interiors.
You can choose your curtain fabric to match with other furniture or accessories such as cushions, rugs, throws, which is also trending. Or if you’re brave enough, go for a statement curtain and choose a bright colour and bold patterns. Luckily, the wide range of window curtains makes it possible to select a perfect curtain for each house.
If you want to make the most of your curtain this winter, choose thermal lining and blackout fabric to ensure it keeps your protected from onlookers and warm on the dark and cold evenings.
Tip: Curtains go great with other blinds such as rollers, romans, wooden or shutters; combine both to keep warm this winter.
4. Statement Window Dressing
Despite the stunning winter shoots on Pinterest and Instagram, winter can be quite depressing in our British climate. If your winter window view doesn’t inspire you or even makes you feel depressed, we have some great news.
Bright colours and bold patterns are in trend, so take advantage of it and go wild this winter. Create interior oozing with positive atmosphere and make your guests and ménage feel happy.
Whether it’s colourful floral curtains or red stripy roller blind you can choose the blind type, colour and pattern that fits your interior the most.
If you want to do it in style, browse Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas.
Tip: Matching window dressing with other elements in your room is trendy this winter season, so ordering a free sample will help you to choose the perfect fit blind or curtain.
5. Natural Colours, Textures and Patterns
Fashion and beauty industries are drawing closer to nature, and interior trends are no different. Reflecting natural colours, shapes and patterns indoors is a growing trend; therefore wooden blinds or floral and ethnic patterns are worth considering this winter.
Not only your home will be bang on-trend, but having accessories in natural colours will also bring relaxing and restoring atmosphere to your home.
Tip: Neutral colours help to open up the room and are great for small living spaces.
6. Electric Blinds
Smart homes are on the rise. Nowadays, more people incorporate smart technology and electrical home accessories into their dwellings, just because it’s convenient and eco-friendly.
You can start creating your smart home simply by choosing electric and solar blinds. Whether you don’t feel like moving from a sofa or your windows are not easy to reach, electric blinds are at your service. Electric blinds come with a remote control which helps to open, close and adjust your blind to the right level.
Optional solar panel allows you to install your electric motor blinds without worrying about taking it down for battery charging. The green and environmentally friendly option.
Solar blinds are another smart option for your home, its fabric reflects a certain percentage of solar radiation and glare, which reduces the amount of light coming in through your window and heats up your room.
Tip: Electric blinds don’t have hanging chains which is great for child safety and is perfect for minimalistic living.
Trends Are Not Timeless
As much as we want our homes to look trendy, it’s worth remembering trends are not timeless. Trends come and go, but the desire to feel comfy and cosy at home is always there. That’s why choose trends that go great with your interior and look pleasing to your eye.
What’s great about window dressing trends is that it’s accessible and affordable to change those a few times a year depending on your budget.
If you require more advice or need help with finding a perfect window dressing for your home, give us a call at 03702187042 and the group of our experts will be happy to help. Or browse chinalong.org.cn to discover trendy window dressings and order free samples.
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