3 Trends in Curtains and Shades to Dress Your Windows in 2018

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Changing your curtains and shades is a great option to update the design of your home if you don’t have lots of time or a big budget for renovations. By dressing your windows the right way, you can completely change the look and feel of an entire room.

This year, we are already seeing some trends in interior decoration that can add creativity, warmth and light to any space just by installing new curtains or shades. These trends can help you get ideas to update your spaces or even have a couple of options for different seasons throughout the year.

Large Patterns

Patterns catch the attention and add style to the space. If your decoration doesn’t include any patterns or geometrical designs, a large print in your curtains can be the main focus of your room. If you already have patterns in place, you need to be careful when choosing the right combination.

Some pattern combinations work better than others. Too many similar elements can create visual chaos, while a good balance of big figures and flowers may result in a stylish and soothing harmony.

When choosing patterns, remember to follow these simple rules:

  1. Match the colours you already have in your room. Make sure that at least one predominant colour is present in the pattern.
  2. Use different scales. One pattern should be the main focus while the others complement it
  3. Match styles. If you have geometrical patterns, choose a geometrical design for your curtains. If you have flowers, use curtains with flowers.

Don’t be afraid of choosing a large pattern since they will tend to soften among the folds and pleats.

Shiny Touches

This is one of the biggest trends in 2018. Silk, velvet, or little sparks in between the fabric add a luxurious and romantic touch to the room. Shiny curtains and shades can also light up your space and make it feel warmer, a great benefit during the winter months.

If you already have shiny decorations in your room, choose a design that has similar colours and won’t add too much light to the space.

Layers of Textures

There’s nothing new in having two layers of curtains or shades. The new trend focuses on matching and mixing different textures and colours to create an attractive and functional design.

The most important rule you need to follow is that one layer should be sheer and the other one opaque. This way, the sheer layer will allow the light and warmth of the sun into the room during the day, while the opaque layer will block the outside lighting during the night.

Remember that changing the way you dress your windows can affect the whole design of your room so you need to make sure they are a good match for your design. When deciding which curtains or shades to install, consider how they will affect the lighting and style of the room. If you are not sure about how to choose the best option, contact us, we can help you with every detail to ensure your selections beautifully complement your home decor.