5 Stylish Window Treatment Ideas (New for 2020)

May 15

Interior design trends are constantly evolving. If you’re trying to keep up, ensuring that your windows stay up to date is an easy way to transform your home’s appearance and ambience. Custom window treatments are made to last while offering your rooms a fresh look.

If you want to change yours and upgrade your home’s overall appearance, let’s look at some trending options to try in 2020.

The Latest Window Treatment Trends for 2020

Whether your style is contemporary, modern or traditional, these trends for 2020 are sure to fit well with your existing interiors.

  1. Curtains

Crisp curtains are a great choice for an elegant and polished appearance. They add a vintage charm that is hard to find in other window treatments. The light and airy texture of sheer curtains adds a softness to any room while allowing in ample natural light.

If you’re going for a more formal look, they come in heavier materials too. Curtains also offer privacy and are available in numerous colours, fabrics and patterns.

If you want to use them to allow in sunlight and block street light at night, there are many options. Curtains can be paired with other window treatments depending on what functionality you’re looking for. They can, for instance, be hung on double curtain rods when paired with thicker opaque curtains, or blinds, shades and shutters, making them a versatile option for windows.

  1. Shades

Shades are a popular option for homeowners looking to dress their windows in a style likely to stay trendy for a long time. Say goodbye to metal mini blinds and welcome home stylish shades available in a wide range of materials, colours and designs. These window treatments infuse any room with warmth and add a softness to your existing decor while elevating its overall appearance. The fabric’s softness will be a welcome break from the sharp edges of metal blinds, and you can choose from classic neutral colours or vibrant ones. With so many possibilities, you’ll surely find something perfect for your home.

  1. Shutters

Shutters are gorgeous, versatile and practical additions in any home. They’re great at preserving privacy while allowing in natural light and a view outside. Additionally, they don’t require cords to operate them, which can pose a safety hazard for children and pets. This also makes them a safe and practical addition in rooms where windows are within children’s reach.

These versatile window coverings can dress windows of all shapes and sizes. When closed, they offer insulation in both summer and winter. Keeping the panels slightly open allows air to flow in while keeping out the sun’s heat.  Many shutters come with a UV-protective layer that prevents warping of the panels and fading of the wood paint.

  1. Blinds

Blinds are among the easiest and most effective ways to instantly change the look and feel of any room in which they are mounted.

Whether considering them for aesthetic or practical reasons, or both, you enjoy some key advantages when choosing blinds. For instance, you have more control over how much light enters as you can either cover part of the window or all of it. Also, when shut tightly, they don’t let any light enter, making them ideal for bedrooms, nurseries and other rooms where you want full control over natural lighting.

They come in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic and bamboo, ensuring you can find an option suitable in terms of both style and price. Blinds also offer an optimal level of privacy.  For the best results, opt for top-down shades that block light and are easy to maintain.

  1. Motorized Window Treatments

With the rise of home automation, motorized window treatments are growing in popularity as they offer more security, privacy and convenience. They also allow you to control all the window treatments in your home from one location with the touch of a button. This saves time you would otherwise spend raising and lowering your blinds, shades or curtains.

Since there’s no need for them to be raised or lowered manually, they also don’t require cords, making them a good option for children’s rooms and homes with pets. Additionally, you can set timers to raise and lower them.

Along with adding general aesthetic appeal, motorized window treatments also increase your home’s value as you improve its functionality.

These are some of the most prominent window treatment trends. As the year progresses, there may be new developments. Recent posts from our window treatment professionals in Toronto will keep you updated.