Your windows are the most ample supply of natural light in your home. Thoughtfully placed coverings can create rich ambience and soften the intensity of incoming light. Window coverings can also be used to introduce interesting color compositions in whichever room they are placed. Our coverings come in unique designs, styles and colors that, when paired with the proper window design, make for great trend-forward design choices. Figuring out which ones will work best for your interior is the fun part!
Current Window Trends
Before we begin, we should address some of the latests trends.The focus now is on looks that are simple. Ornate rods, “tie-backs” and fussy finials may unnecessarily clutter a room. Simpler options that will convey classic elegance and a clean look are the best option when addressing your windows.
The current trend in hanging curtains has them just barely touching the floor. Traditionally, allowing your draperies to “puddle” on the floor was the accepted look, but this look is no longer in vogue. Keeping your drapery length restricted to a few inches off the floor is always your best bet for timeless appeal.
There is a plethora of colors and designs that make window coverings a sophisticated statement. With the addition of the right window covering, a room can go from flat to dynamic and comforting.
Let’s say you have decided that light drapery and one solid color would be best. Keep in mind that light fabrics is going to keep everything simple and clean but won’t do a lot for retaining heat or shutting out cool. With properly glazed windows however, the lighter weight fabrics have a great contemporary appeal that’s going to afford some sophistication that heavier drapery might not.In order to choose the proper window covering color, you should consult your color wheel. By properly matching your window coverings to your seasonal color scheme, you can better create an appropriate mood for your room.
Now that we have gotten all of the logistics out of the way, lets imagine you have selected a nice dark red. It’s a great seasonal color that’s going to bring some of that cozy warmth into your room.. You hang up your covering and notice that now, instead of vibrant natural light, there is an undertone of red imbued with it. On top of that, the heat from the light has been toned down, thanks to the window covering. Now you have fashion and function, and your room looks better because of it. It’s the perfect complement to your room and you can now focus on sitting back and enjoying the comforts of your room.
Another window treatment option is blinds. This is always a good choice because it regulates light and heat control, and is the perfect choice for a simple and clean look. Keep in mind that, when placing blinds, they should be lighter in weight and color. This will ensure a cohesiveness to the room, without giving or taking too much attention to your windows.
Window coverings are a great opportunity to place additional colors into your interior design and enhance the overall aesthetic of the room. With solid colors, you get the chance to add elements of that color into your room. With coverings that have designs, you get the ability to add additional pattern into your rooms. Choices abound, but you want to make sure that whatever you select, it adheres to the design and function of your room. At La Maison Interiors, we want your interior design to reflect your personality as much as possible, and we’re here to help you do just that.