After attending the International Window Covering Expo in Las Vegas and learning about the latest window fashions and innovative technology, we got our Exciting Windows members together to define the window treatment trends for 2016.
Our members debated back and forth about new products, innovative functionalities, even what window fashions trends they see up and coming. After a fun and collective collaboration, we defined the following custom window treatment trends for 2016.
2016 Window Treatment Trends Include:
EW! Members’ Window Treatment Trends for 2016
From interviews with our expert designers, here is where we see the window covering industry going. Enjoy the benefits of the latest window treatment trends and fashions for 2016 and learn how you can implement them into your window treatment design.
1. Motorization and Automation
Technology is booming and not going to slow down anytime soon. With home automation becoming more integrated in every new home appliance, why should window coverings be any different?
Did you know you can control your window coverings from your smartphone or tablet?
Well you can! Motorized window coverings are making life easier with their control functionalities and you can even schedule your shades to go up down whenever you want. Imagine being awaken by the sun every morning or having them go down every night before you go to sleep.
“The motorized feature has an ease and convenience factor that creates an enjoyable experience when operating these products.” – Ashley Bressler of Apollo Draperies
Automated window coverings are fun and easy-to-use for blinds, shades, and even draperies. Whatever your needs may be, motorization is one of the best lift options for window treatments.
2. Multi-Layered Window Treatments
So, what are multi-layered window treatments? Multi-layered window treatments are when you pair one type of window treatment with another window treatment.
Maybe you love the light and privacy options of sun blocking window shades, but also desire a luxurious look with drapery panels.
“I expect the customer’s favorite trends for 2016 to be simple drapery panels paired with shades for privacy and simple elegance.” – Scott Hay of Exciting Windows by Design
You don’t have to do everything all at once. Now that you understand layered window treatments, get inspired and think about how you can add to your existing blinds, shades, or shutters.
3. Simple Elegance
Across the board, simple elegance is a well-recognized window treatment trend for 2016. New products, fabrics, window treatment colors, and accessories are all moving towards the idea of simple, yet classy.
Adding the perfect embellishment or just enough of a patterned fabric are just a few examples of simple elegance.
Elegance doesn’t have to be over the top and flashy. All you need is a splash of luxury in your design.
“Customers seem most interested in simple, multi-purpose window coverings; partially
open during the day and privacy at night. Classic and simple lines without a lot of “fluff”.” – Susan Holden of Redlands Paint Store
We hope those design wheels are turning and you’ve started thinking about how to style your window treatments. Start bringing elegance, while keeping it simple, when setting the mood with window treatments.
4. Child Safety
Though it is a recurring window treatment trend, child-safe window treatments are on the forefront of every window covering manufacturer’s mind.
The best window coverings for children’s bedrooms are cordless. Whether it’s blinds, shades, draperies, or shutters, all window treatments nowadays have child safety control features.
“Child safety will continue to be important to Millennials and to those with grandchildren.” – Donna Horner of Donna Horner Design
Bottom line, go cordless. Whether it’s top down bottom up or motorization, child-safe window treatments are here to stay. And they should be. We here at Exciting Windows offer every child safety feature possible for you to make sure your home is secure for your family.
Take Advantage of Window Treatment Trends for 2016
With so many window treatments for 2016, it can be difficult to decide where to start. That’s where we come in! Find an Exciting Windows Member in your area.
We work around your style and home decor to design window treatments that incorporate this year’s trends.