Got Bare Windows? Check Out These Window Covering Trends!

Maybe you have just moved into a new home or maybe you never got around to putting coverings on your windows. It doesn't matter why your windows are bare. What matters is that bare windows are boring and increase your energy usage. However, there are many different types of window coverings, including curtains, shades, shutters, and blinds. If you are looking to dress up your naked windows but don't know where to start, checking out window covering trends is a great place to begin.  Here are some of the most popular window trends right now.

Uplifting Shutters

Shutters give a clean, high-end look to your windows. This is why they are one of the most sought after window treatment types on the market today. However, one of the downsides to traditional shutters is that you can't lift the shutter up, like you can a shade or blind, to show off your entire window or let the sunlight in. But thanks to uplifting shutters, that is changing.

Uplifting shutters are shutters that can be lifted upwards, just like a blind or shade, to expose the window when you want to let the sun come shining into your home. This revolutionary new design is making these aesthetically-pleasing shutters even more functional, which is why they have become a hot window covering trend.

Multi-Layer Window Treatments

Traditionally, most people cover their windows with one window covering treatment. They either use blinds or a shade or a curtain. They don't use more than one. But, layering your window is one of the hottest new window covering trends.

Using curtains over blinds, shutters or shades helps add even more color, texture and depth. However, if you are using a multi-layer window treatment, you want to make sure your bottom layer is neutral. Stick with beiges or whites, rather than bold colors or patterns. A bold bottom layer will deter from the effect a multi-layer treatment gives off. If you want a bold color or pattern, save it for the top layer.

Light colors can make a room seem larger. Keep this in mind as you shop for window treatments to help give the room the cozy or spacious look you are going for.

Wide Aluminum Blinds

When you think of aluminum blinds, you likely think of the thin, metal blinds you had decades ago. Aluminum was one of the first materials that blinds were made from and they were extremely popular in the 50s through the 80s.

It may be hard to believe, but aluminum blinds are making a comeback. However, this time, instead of the slats being thin, wide aluminum slats are in style. The wide slats help to keep the aluminum from looking cheap and from bending. Yet the silver aluminum color helps give the blinds a retro-yet-modern look and feel.

Metal accents are very trendy in living rooms and kitchens right now. You can give your room a hint of metallic coloring with trendy wide aluminum blinds.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, also called honeycomb shades, are shades that have small pockets or cells in them. These small pockets help add texture and depth to the shade, but they also do something much more important than that. They help to insulate the window.

This helps to block outdoor air from entering through the window and indoor air from exiting from the window. Ultimately, cellular blinds help to decrease your energy usage, saving you a bit of money.

The energy efficiency that cellular blinds can bring to your home is one of the reasons why these shades are one of the trendiest types of window coverings currently on the market.

If you have bare windows, covering them up can add color, style, and increase the privacy of your home. However, there are so many different types of window coverings out there that you may struggle with finding the one that is right for your home. Checking out window covering trends, such as uplifting shutters, multi-layer window treatments, wide aluminum blinds and cellular shades may give you ideas for how to dress up your windows.