If you are moving into a new place or simply looking for a great way to spruce up a home decor style that is looking a little out of date, there are a few different style trends you could follow. Perhaps the best concept to turn to, and the one that is likely to last a bit longer into the future, is the trend that focuses on minimalism. Indeed, this turn towards minimalism reflects a few different concepts and values that have become very big recently. For one, minimalism can easily walk hand in hand with our society’s current obsession with green decor. Indeed, why waste time, money, and resources on excessive items that don’t seem to really meet your needs? There are easy ways to make minimalism work with your green-decor-desires, especially if you decide to go with a simple honeycomb shade that cuts down on energy waste but ramps up the energy in your home with a bold color! You can also make bold patterns work well in a minimalistic point of view. If you simply work with a powerfully patterned and bold shade for your window coverings and work with simple lines in the rest of your design, then you will find yourself with a simple design that still gives a lot of color and energy to your rooms. Here are some design ideas that keep this minimalistic trend in mind for your window treatment longings in 2015:
- Dramatic and layered sheers: Sheers have absolutely made a comeback in recent years, and it seems they will continue in popularity over the next few years as well. Sheers have been used particularly effectively when a bold and dramatic color- like cocoa or smoke- is paired with a lighter tone- such as lavender or mauve. This provides a powerful contrast that is simple, yet stunning. This pairing has also been effective when used with shades or with blinds. A light natural looking sheer with a bamboo blind also provides that contrast and is in keeping with minimalism.
- Elegant hardware: While past designs have focused on lavish fabrics, valances, and swags, today the creative outlet in window treatments is in the hardware. A simpler fabric paired with finials, tie backs, and rods in ceramic, glass, and metal are the way to go. While the hardware may seem lavish, it instead provides a classic finish that really dresses simple window treatments up.
- Draperies with grommets: This is a tried and true decorating technique, and it remains popular. The set up is simple and straightforward, and people have continued to take an interest in this design throughout the years, so it appears this style will continue in popularity.
Whether you are looking for a fun way to work with indoor shutters or the perfect solution to your dining room window treatment conundrums, these tips will help guide you towards the most popular options today. Take these ideas into serious consideration, as they offer simple solutions to your design questions. Plus, with minimalism as your guide you will save money and hopefully find it easier to pair window treatments with your existing upholstery.