If you’re starting to feel that your window coverings look a bit blah, then it’s time you checked out some of the recent trends and array of choices that can breathe fresh, new life into your home decor.
The key word in recent window fashions is simplicity. But that doesn’t automatically translate into stark or plain. A clean set of panels with specialty pleats can provide a room with clean lines and an element of interest. Or a conservative cut of draperies featuring beautiful, rich fabric adds dimension and quiet elegance without fussiness. But be careful when choosing your fabric. Certain mediums may look gorgeous as a bolt of fabric, but might apply poorly as a window covering. An experienced decorating professional can help you select both the type of window covering and a medium that works best with it.
Large-pattern fabrics are coming back and can add a lively vibe to the room. These work well if you have furniture with plain upholstering. We’re also seeing some lovely cotton prints again, which can enhance a room with a pretty and simple charm.
As for colours, grays are steadily replacing the standard white, cream and taupe neutrals. Bright orange is also popular, but this colour needs to be used carefully to avoid overwhelming a room. You might find it most effective to reserve the livelier colours for smaller-scale accents.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the decorative hardware pieces on the market. Chrystal finials and the wide array of coloured metal rods now let you harmonize your window coverings with your chandeliers and lighting hardware.
Buy The Yard Interiors provides expert consulting and custom products to beautify your home and office with window fashions, furniture and decorative accents. Visit www.buytheyardinteriors.com or call 905-648-7979.