There are always new trends in window treatments, particularly with the shift towards eco-friendly and energy-efficient products. Here are some of the latest trends for dressing up your new windows:

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Retro Glamour – Calling all “Mad Men” fans — fifties and sixties styles are cool again in home design. “Think Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in 1950s movies like ‘Pat and Mike,’ when those wonderful office buildings had wide metal blinds,” says Peterson. They work best, she notes, in a 2-inch slat width with wide tapes — and are also less likely than metal mini blinds to bend out of shape when dusted. Metal blinds today are available in a wide variety of contempory colours including, copper, silver and black that look striking in a home office, library, or game room, to add polish and a sophisticated edge. One more perk: “Metal blinds are easy to clean with a Swiffer,” says Peterson. Source: GoodHousekeeping 

Jewel Tones – which range from deep reds to subtle blues, are sophisticated and create the atmosphere of luxury in any space. Designer Jennifer Duneier says, “Jewel tones, like amethyst and turquoise, are popular mixed with soft metallics such as platinum or brushed nickel.” Source: HGTV

Environmentally Conscious – Environmentally conscious homeowners are increasingly seeking window treatment styles that increase energy efficiency, feature low chemical emissions, and are constructed from recycled and sustainable sourced materials, for a home that is stylish and environmentally low impact. Hunter Douglas Heritance® hardwood shutters are fabricated using wood from sustainable forests, significantly reduce energy costs and are GREENGUARD-certified, making them a popular choice for eco-conscious homeowners. Source: NewsOn6

Smart Shades – Interior design is also having a huge love affair with technology at the moment. From high-tech kitchen appliances, to smart window shades, we are seeing a lot of high-tech window gadgets that can be programmed to automatically adjust to the sunlight by the time of day, or based on your personal preferences. If you’re not too keen on spending a lot of money on these smart automated shades, there’s a cheaper option on the market that allows you to do the proper adjusting, while still allowing more natural light in. These shades are open at both the top and bottom, and allow you to adjust them to block where the sun’s rays are harshest. This allows for a customized shaded experience, but still keeps your home filled with natural light, allowing you to use less artificial light throughout the day. Source: AllWeatherKC

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Each one of these treatments can do a lot to make your room stand out and look more stylish. The experts can explain the best options for your space, and make sure that you have something stylish while still giving you choices to pick from and leaving you feeling like you are in complete control over the final look. Contact us here.

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