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Window fashion trends to watch out for in 2022

Looking to revamp your window treatments, but want to know what will be in fashion next year? We’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll go over the most popular window treatments that are going to be popping up in 2022, so you can stay on trend and find the latest styles.

Keep reading to learn more about the most popular materials, styles, colours, and where to find the best window treatments for your home.

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Green Materials

Choose fabrics and materials that have environmentally friendly certifications from trusted organizations. Green materials are safe and high quality products that contain no harmful chemicals, odours, or VOCs. A lot of them are made from recycled materials as well. Green materials can also be window treatments that help you reduce energy costs for your home.

Blackout Shades

A popular choice among people who do shift work or have issues sleeping. Blackout materials are on the rise as they can completely block out the sun’s rays. They’re also great for keeping rooms cool if you’re finding that certain rooms during the summer and spring heat up fast.

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Patterns

Patterned materials are on the rise as well as they can be quirky and show off your personality. However, keep in mind that you don’t want things to get too busy. Take into account the room you’re using patterned window treatments in and adjust accordingly so that the room doesn’t feel overwhelming.

Motorization

Motorization and automatic window treatments are possibly the most popular trend for 2022.

They’re convenient, modern, and stylish. They’re great for people who want to elevate their homes as they can be outfitted with light sensors or even programmed to open and close at certain points of the day.

Roller shades

Roller shades are always a sleek option for the home. They’re easy to install, minimalist, and don’t distract from other features of a room. Roller shades can also be outfitted with different fabrics, such as the above mentioned green or blackout materials, and are easy to install.

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Vertical blinds

A classic window treatment that will never go out of style is the vertical blind. They’re easy to clean and maintain, and they look fabulous. Vertical blinds are wonderful for large windows, such as patio doors, as they can completely block out light and also let it filter in.

Dual shades

Dual shades are something that we will see a lot of in the next coming years. Dual shades oscillate between opaque fabrics and sheer fabrics, allowing you to have the best of both worlds. They’re kind of like a cross between roller shades and vertical blinds.

What colours to look for

Light coloured fabrics are in for 2022. Look for neutral shades or non-invasive colours for your blinds. Minimalism is not going away anytime soon, and it applies to your window just as much as it applies to your furniture.

Look for pure white, beige or pale pastel shades. Grey curtains look great in rooms that have lighter painted walls because it emphasizes the laconic design. Of course, grey shades are unlikely to be a bright accent element. If you’re looking to make more of a statement then you can of course choose a brighter colour. Just make sure that the rest of the room isn’t too busy with colours and patterns.

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In a room where the walls are painted a more warm tone, we recommend choosing beige or brown curtains. They will create additional comfort and a homely atmosphere.

It’s important to remember when choosing a shade of curtains, to first be guided by the general colour scheme of the room, the style of the space, and your personal preferences.

Things that are out

Cords

Canada has implemented new restrictions around manually operated window treatment. The restrictions include, among other things, the length of a cord. This is due to the amount of injuries, and even death, that has occured in children due to cords being unsafe. If you have cords consider investing in motorized blinds, automated blinds, or other cordless options like roller shades.

Busy patterns

Having patterned fabrics on your window treatments is fun, whether it’s a custom design or a patterned drape. However, keep in mind that you don’t want things to get too busy as they might appear out-dated. Keep designs simple, minimal, or personal so they will last for years to come.

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Super bright tones

Similar to patterns, selecting materials with trending colours can be a lot of fun. But if your treatments follow trends too closely, they might “age” quickly, leading you to replace them after just a few years. It’s of course always the best decision to go with what you like and be creative, but don’t buy into trending colours just because they’re current. Go with what you genuinely like.

Curtains are relatively easy to replace, so experimenting with statement fabrics is usually a safer bet than putting an accent colour on custom-size treatments.

Find what works for you

There you have the most popular window treatments that are going to be popping up in 2022. 

The latest styles in window treatments are functional, minimalist and also a great deal of fun.

However, the most important part about choosing between popular window treatments is that they work for you. While it’s important to keep on top of trends and changes within home decor, it’s always beneficial to choose colours and designs that you genuinely like. By doing this, you’ll have window treatments that will last for years to come.

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If you have questions or are interested in learning more about a certain window treatment, reach out to a professional. Local window treatment retailers are here to help you on your journey and answer all your questions.

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