What to expect for Window Blinds:
Every year sees exciting new fashions in interior design, décor and window blinds and, although 2012 is no different, there aren’t any bold themes this year, but rather a refocus toward more comfortable and personalised homes.
This can be seen in the experimentation with colour and texture. Whereas before, design mostly revolved around a set colour-theme or texture, 2012 is all about changing these up. An assorted use of colour and textures will see the mixing neutral tones and natural textures with bolder accent colours and glossier materials.
Roller blinds or Roman blinds in vivid daring colours are set to grow in popularity during this year, partially owing to the unpredictable economy. Richer colours make the home more cheery and as blinds are one of the more affordable window treatments, fitting brightly coloured blinds may be just the thing to beat the budget blues.
Neutral colours, such as beige, grey, black and off-whites continue to be ever popular. Highlight these with daring accessories to give your home the personal touch. Fashionable colours this year incorporate bright yellow, royal blue, deep teal, fuchsia, scarlet, lime green, coffee and gold.
The simplicity of wood blinds remains in demand. The rustic look is becoming popular and with it, the use of wooden blinds, providing both style and comfort.
Wooden blinds work well in any room. Opt for dark or light shades, as well as painted options or even a distressed surface to add a touch of understated elegance to the home.
According to Sally Morse and Jennifer Roth of Hunter Douglas one of the main movements during the following year will be eco-friendly window treatments.
Due to the escalation in the cost of living, we’re all in search of ways to reduce our household bills. Opt for fully lined Roman blinds to aid in keeping out drafts and preventing the warmth from escaping during the winter time and keeping the temperature down in summer.
Following on from the eco-friendly trend you can also expect to see more organic and natural materials such as exposed wood being used in window treatments.