The windows in your home are an excellent focal point that are able to change the whole look and feel of the room and even the home. True, windows are obviously an excellent utility for allowing natural light into any room. Also true, is the fact that the view a window allows is, in most cases, like hanging a beautiful piece of fine art.
Something as simple as a window treatment can add depth, mood and feeling to the whole room and, in most cases, is the starting point to lead off the room’s complete design.
Trends are continuously changing, what was beautiful last year can easily be “old news” today. Even though trends may last for more than one year, when they do change you’ll want to have an idea of how the change can benefit your home décor.
Every window in your home is a great opportunity to let your creative side show through. Windows can create a completely different look for your room and even give the illusion of having much more space than you actually do.
Since we are in the first half of 2017, what better time to consider this year’s trends in window treatments? The focus on bold treatments for windows began to make a significant comeback last year and carried over to this year.
This year is bringing us bright and bold colours, as well as including small details to make a big impact on your window décor.
Basically, 2016 gave us an interesting foundation for the new trends of 2017 to build on.
The last few years in home design has brought us ways of creating a sustainable home. In 2017, the focus is on upgrading your window for the benefit of saving energy. If your windows are old and draftee, consider upgrading this year.
According to the EPA, trading in your draftee old windows for Energy Star certified windows can help you save up to 12% on your energy bills. Just because they are energy efficient windows doesn’t mean they are boring. Energy-efficient windows come in several different shapes and sizes.
Vinyl windows have been growing in popularity during the last few years and this year they will also remain an affordable and convenient option for homeowners. Vinyl windows have become a sustainable upgrade for homeowners.
It’s easy to find an option to fit your home with so many colours available. In addition to the aesthetic appeal to vinyl windows they also have considerable energy-saving benefits that will keep your heating and cooling costs to a minimum.
Windows as a Main Focal Point of the Room
As was the case in 2016, your home’s windows are also a focal point to every room this year. However, this year home designers are suggesting this option be taken one step further. Discover ways to highlight your windows by using window treatments that really stand out.
You can also reposition your room’s seating arrangements so that you and your family can take advantage of the natural lighting and enjoy the view your windows provide.
Adding mirrors to the room will enhance the effect of large windows throughout the room by reflecting the natural light. Try positioning a few mirrors around or across from your large windows to help enhance the natural light and style.
Natural Window Treatments
Try incorporating the latest sustainable window treatments in your home as a less costly upgrade for your windows. Bamboo and woven blinds are making a comeback this year, because they are natural and functional window treatments.
They make a great backdrop against curtains, or use them by themselves for a minimalist look.
Bold Styles in Curtains
One of the major window treatment trends for 2017 is the use of bold colours of fabric for your curtains. The hot colours for this year include deep jewel tones like turquoise, emerald and topaz.
This is easy to incorporate into your room’s décor and create a style and look that really pops. This is also an affordable way to update your window based on current trends.
If you have a fabric you have fallen in love with, you can easily make your own curtains. There are plenty of sights online to help you do just this.
This year, let your creativity shine when planning your window treatments and see what you come up with. As long as you go bold you can’t lose.
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