Like fashion, interior design trends follow the season and in many cases take style cues direct from the runway
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
Décorview, a leading seller of custom window treatments in North America, has announced its drapery trend predictions for Spring 2015. As a recognized decorating authority online, the company’s forecast is expected to influence window treatment selections, both commercially and in the home.
“Like fashion, interior design trends follow the season and in many cases take style cues direct from the runway,” said Kim Rush, VP of sales and merchandising for Décorview. “Designers can expect overall drapery trends to shift toward more streamlined, transitional styles, which in turn will dramatically impact textiles, hardware and drapery functionality.
“The decorating mindset that more is more is definitely over. Drapery should be either the focal point of a room or disappear into the design scheme altogether.”
Bold Prints and Natural Fibers
Bold prints are making big design impacts in custom drapery, with geometric shapes and ethnic patterns like Ikat continuing as favorites. Florals have staged a comeback, but not the chintz pattern popular in the 90’s. Updated floral patterns feature ethereal watercolor flowers or strong graphic blooms. These look best fabricated into draperies or roman shades and can take the role of wall art. For the more neutral design scheme, combining natural fibers like linen and bamboo with unstructured florals will add rich texture to window treatments.
Simple Cornice Boards
Decorative cornice boards are experiencing a resurgence in interior design. Simple shapes, finishes and understated fabric choices will keep this decorative feature on trend.
Extra Long Panels
Drapery panel lengths are breaking with tradition and going beyond the slight break to a relaxed and effortless “puddle” on the floor. This trend is ideal for decorating schemes that are high drama or whimsical, where rule breaking is encouraged.
Drapery hardware in warm metal finishes, like gold, bronze, copper and rose gold, are gaining traction over silver-toned rods and finials. These metals add a luxurious quality to window treatments and coordinate well with a wide range of fabrics.
Subtle embellishments like decorative tape and contrast banding on drapery panels or nailhead trim on cornice boards add visual interest, while maintaining the streamlined design style that is popular this spring. The key is to pair these accoutrements with understated drapery panels in solid colors or subtle patterns.
Dressing windows in more than one layer increases energy efficiency, privacy and light filtering, while at the same time adding more visual interest to windows and overall décor. Drapery pairs especially well with blinds and shades, and designers are advised to choose colors and textures that compliment, not compete with each other.
Modern & Sleek Panels
Characterized by deep wave-like folds, Ripple Fold drapery is ideal for sleek, stylish and modern interiors. With consumers preferring drapery panels with simple pleating or none at all, Ripple Fold are becoming the go to style. These are often mounted on windows at the ceiling to visually add height. They can also be used as a room divider to maximize space and privacy.
Décorview’s 2015 custom drapery predictions are based on interior design reports from some of North America’s leading window treatment, fabric and hardware manufacturers, including Hunter Douglas, Carole Fabrics, Kirsch Hardware and Robert Allen.