5 Design Tips for Current Window Trends


While we each have our own style and budget, several tips will ensure your window covering matches your decor style, fits your budget, and meets your needs for privacy and light control. Your windows often provide clues based on size, shape, and style.  At Budget Blinds of Boise, we are local and aware of home design trends in the Treasure Valley and have the perfect window covering to match!  

Current window design trends include:


  1. Black Framed Windows
  2. Large Sliding Glass Doors
  3. Tall Hard to Reach Windows
  4. Angled or Arched Windows
  5. French Doors with Windows


Black Framed Window Trend


Throughout new construction in the Treasure Valley, the current trend is to use black framed windows. This may leave you wondering what color shade will look best in those windows. Should I match the frame? What if I don’t want black shades? At Budget Blinds of Boise, we have many options that will work perfectly with black-framed windows! For inspiration and photos, check out these ideas.


Large Sliding Glass Doors


Another trend is the use of large sliding doors. Much larger than a standard patio door, they provide gorgeous views and open rooms to the outdoors. While this makes for great views, a little privacy and light control is also needed. The sheer size of the sliding doors makes it challenging to know what would fit best. The good news is at Budget Blinds. We have lots of options, from contemporary sliding panels to timeless shutters. One of our favorites is the modern wave drape. To see samples schedule a complimentary in-home consultation where we will bring the samples to you!


Tall Hard to Reach Windows


Soaring ceilings lead to tall windows. Once again, providing amazing views of the valley but making it difficult to reach them to open and close. Who wants a long cord hanging down when the shade is raised? Not only unsightly, but long cords are hazardous for children and pets! 


This is the perfect time for the convenience of motorization. And the good news is that No wiring is required. At Budget Blinds, we have options for rechargeable shades, from insulating cellular shades to modern dual sheer shades. Did you know we can even motorize the tilt on blinds or shutters? 


Angled or Arched Windows


Specialty shapes are our specialty! Everything we do at Budget Blinds of Boise is custom! So those angled top windows or arched windows are no problem! We have options to fit your style and budget. To learn more, click here.


French Doors with Windows


French doors have long been a popular choice in home design. Today they are often combined with a bank of windows, creating a vast expanse of openness. Often the lack of window depth combined with the doors needing an outside mount may make you wonder, “How can I make this all look cohesive?” The good news is that our expert design team at Budget Blinds of Boise has many options to show you. And we have tips on what works best on French doors. 


Ready to see options? We would love to bring samples and inspiration to you! For a complimentary in-home consultation, call us or visit www.budgetblinds.com/boise


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