Windows are a key achor point in setting the tone of your space. These seemingly innocuous panes of glass are one of the first things people notice when entering a room and as such, they deserve the right complementary treatments.
Whether you want to turn your windows into an eye-catching statement feature or are looking to subtly spruce up the whole ambience of your space, here are the top window treatment trends home dwellers are currently loving.
ROLLER BLINDS IN NEUTRAL COLOURS AND RICH TEXTURES
If you’re looking to revamp your windows but want to invest in something timeless, roller blinds in neutral shades are your best option. Not only are these ideally versatile, but the current surge in minimalistic design gives them added bonus points. Crisp whites and simple greys are massive winners right now, and with DIY Online Blinds’ nifty Dulux colour match range of fabrics, customers can easily choose the best neutral shades to match their wall paint.
While it’s stylish to keep colours simple, many people are opting to inject a dose of personality into their roller blinds by choosing interesting textures. Our Australian-made Serengetti collection has proven to be a top seller, encompassing an intricate, slightly-chunky texture that adds that nice touch of flair.
The idea of pairing a fabric wrapped valance with roller blinds is gaining a lot of traction in the market at the moment. Customers are either pairing with the same colour/fabric as their blinds, or choosing something entirely different or mix and match. (The image below shows a Dakota Quartz Sunscreen blind with a Metroshade White fabric wrapped valance). This style offers a really clean and streamlined look, proving that the smallest details can make all the difference.
COMBINING RECESS FIT AND FACE FIT BLINDS IN ONE
This might sound like a bit of an oxymoron, but trust me, it works. Double roller blinds are always going to be popular thanks to their dual functionality, but many customers are now choosing to take a new twist on the way they hang these window furnishings. Rather than opting for either a recess fit or a face fit, it’s becoming increasingly on-trend to recess fit a sunscreen roller blind followed by face fitting a blockout roller blind on top to provide better light coverage. Herein, residents are able to gain greater control over light saturation in a more compact set-up than a standard bulky double roller blind, plus they have the option of adding a valance (fabric-wrapped, if so desired).
Emanating strong vibes of nostalgia, plantation shutters are making a fierce comeback right now. Traditionally used as a feature in the renovation of period houses in Australia, many residents are now fitting their new homes and modern interiors entirely with plantation shutters. At DIY Online Blinds, we offer custom Australian-made shutters which can be delivered to your door in just four weeks.
Many residents are also becoming much more conscious of energy consideration in modern home-decorating, opting to furnish their windows with treatments like honeycomb blinds. These advanced blinds drastically reduce the transfer of heat through windows, thereby cutting down on the need to get that split system cranking during warm summer days or chilly winter nights. While predominantly chosen for their energy-efficiency, honeycomb blinds also harbour a stylish, contemporary look and boast a slim-line design, making them suitable for almost any window in the home.
Visit www.diyonlineblinds.com.au for more window treatment inspiration.