Trending Window Treatments Styles for 2020
Some common questions we hear daily are, "What window treatments are in style?"
"What blinds are trending this year?" & "What are your most popular window coverings?"
You will be happy to know that the majority of window coverings you may see online, or while scrolling through Pinterest are currently in style!
There have been many updates through the years from our leading manufacturers, with color choices, and a variety of functionality for window blinds, shades, plantation shutters and drapery. Motorized or home automated window coverings are increasing with each year, because they are great for those hard to reach windows!
So if you are one who has just moved into a newly built home, first time home buyer or a long time homeowner, you have come to the right place. We are here to guide & help you with your new window covering choices.
Honeycomb Cellular Shades:
A favorite choice for many Michigan homes, with different decor styles, are Honeycomb Cellular Shades.
Cellulars are great for keeping the winter cold and summertime heat out, which in turn helps your energy bill go down.
Our top-down, bottom-up cellulars are a favorite because they offer privacy & light control when & where you need it. We can add a sheer to the top of the shade so when it is down, you still get some privacy and your home decor maintains some uv-ray protection through the sheer.
They are available in array of neutrals & pops of color fabrics to choose from, along with cordless and or motorized options.
Woven Wood Shades
A popular trend is woven wood shades. Made from natural materials of bamboo, grasses, jutes, reeds, & woods. They are a perfect option for kitchens, dining and living rooms.
Add a liner to your woven wood shade for added privacy and light control.
Roman shades are very popular for those who want a simple traditional style to those looking for an added elegant, decorative look to add to their windows. Whether it’s a newly constructed home or you are doing renovations, these are a popular choice for kitchen & dining room windows. They also help with energy costs, especially when a liner is added to the shade.
Choose a fabric that suits your style or to enhance a room by choosing from a hobbled roman, pleated roman, flat roman or relaxed roman. When the shade is all the way up it gives an appearance of a pretty window valance. Available in cordless or motorized options.
The window trend of the South, plantation shutters, has definitely trended North!
They are a perfect choice for any modern, farmhouse, traditional, Victorian or contemporary styles.
Interior shutters are a timeless window covering. They have been around since the 1800’s.
They never go out of style & they last for years. They add value to your home, because they become an added fixture to your windows. They are the one window treatment that is difficult to remove if you plan on moving.
Choose from a raised panel, cafe style or full plantation style shutter.
They are available in a variety of colors and louver (slat or blade) sizes to choose from. We carry traditional shutters with a tilt rod on the louvers, but the popular choice the past few years has been our invisible tilt option. Motorized louvers are also available.
Roller Shades & Solar Roller Shades
Roller Shades have come a long way since your grandmother's plain, white, pull down shade.
We have over 200+ roller shade designs, colorful prints & solids to choose from. Light filtering to room darkening options make them a great addition and an easy match with your home decor.
They can be motorized, smart home automated, cordless or corded for larger windows and can easily roll up out of the way for a full view outside.
Our newest addition, to the roller shade collection, is referred to as a “precision lift” or “exact lift”, which makes it easy to just push up or pull down and it stops right where you want it.
Also increasing in popularity, for the past few years are, Interior and Exterior Solar Shades.
They are a perfect option for home sunrooms and patio use, as well as commercial buildings. If you are looking for the best solar heat shield, or to cut down on the glare from the sun, solar rollers are a great choice!
We will show you the different view (see-through) options and the array of colors to choose from.
If you need night time privacy, consider adding a regular roller shade behind or add on some drapery panels. Whatever the amount of view out during the day, is the same view when looking in at night time.
Horizontal Fauxwood or Wood Blinds, & Vertical Blinds
Whether you are looking for horizontal or vertical blinds, they both remain a very popular choice, especially for condos, walk out basement windows and sliding patio doors.
Fabric to sheer verticals have been trending up for those looking for something modern, yet still functional for directing the light.
Vertical blinds have come along way since the 1970’s with their great color choices and etched in patterns too.
Horizontal wood and faux wood are the most practical window covering you can choose.
They give a plantation shutter appearance and the larger slats makes them easier to clean. The 2- 2.5" slats allow a better view outside, than the mini blinds.
Vertical Blind Alternatives
Sliding panel track:
Maybe you are looking for an alternative to vertical blinds? We carry Sliding Panels which give you great uv-protection and privacy too. Slide them open for an unobstructed view. We will show you an assortment of fabrics and even woven wood materials to choose from.
Vertical Cellular shade/blinds:
Vertical Cellular blinds are another alternative to vertical blinds. They are similar to a cellular shade, but open side to side. They make a great match to your cellular shades. Very energy efficient too for those larger windows.
Vertical Shading Blinds-Drape
Our newest addition for patio sliding doors or doorwall windows, is our Vertical Shading window covering, also known as a luminette blind.
This trend will definitely increase throughout the years. They are made of a sheer fabric with sheer vanes inside. They allow for a softer view through larger windows. They give a drape appearance, but have a vertical blind effect, so when they are closed, they give you complete privacy. When it is turned open, you can see through the sheer to the outside, and it helps decrease the glare.
Our customers have been thrilled with this new choice and the pretty appearance it adds to their room.
Drapery, Curtains and Valances
Stationary drapery panels, just a panel on each side of the window, have been the #1 choice for adding a decorative appearance to a room. They add color and texture to compliment all window treatments & your home decor. Choose from our stock panel fabrics or custom design your own. We have fully functioning, custom drapery, options that cover the entire length of your window.
We can also design a beautiful window valance in one of our many fabrics and shapely styles, with or without the full drapery look.
So there you have it, you truly can't go wrong with choosing which window covering will benefit your home needs in the coming years & you will on trend! We are also here to help guide you with your choices, just give us a call.
To see & learn more about this years window covering trends, request a free in-home or business consultation with our team at Budget Blinds of Brighton & Livonia. Call 734-425-4637 to schedule your appointment.