In 2016, window treatment designs will be impacted by homeowners’ growing desire for styles that are fashion-forward, high-tech and eco-conscious.
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) December 29, 2015
Decorview, a leading seller of custom window treatments in North America, has announced its 2016 predictions for window treatment design. As a recognized decorating authority, the company’s forecast is expected to influence window treatment selections in the home.
“In 2016, window treatment designs will be impacted by homeowners’ growing desire for styles that are fashion-forward, high-tech and eco-conscious,” said Kim Rush, VP of sales and merchandising for Decorview. “Designers can expect these overarching trends to dramatically influence textile design, hardware finishes and window treatment functionality.”
Automation & Motorization
Window treatments have gotten smarter with the introduction of advanced motorized operating systems that enable homeowners to easily control treatments in the home or remotely using an app-enabled device. The PowerView™ Motorization system from Hunter Douglas makes the smart home a reality by providing users the ability to operate and schedule window treatments using a controller, smartphone or tablet.
Window treatment hardware and fabrics featuring gold, silver or copper detailing are a popular way to elevate furnishings from ordinary to glam. Fabrics featuring metallic threads woven throughout a pattern give subdued motifs more pop and individuality. Hardware in metallic finishes suit all decorating styles, from traditional to contemporary.
Environmentally Conscious Design
Environmentally conscious homeowners are increasingly seeking window treatment styles that increase energy efficiency, feature low chemical emissions, and are constructed from recycled and sustainably sourced materials, for a home that is stylish and environmentally low impact. Hunter Douglas Heritance® hardwood shutters are fabricated using wood from sustainable forests, significantly reduce energy costs and are GREENGUARD-certified, making them a popular choice for eco-conscious homeowners.
Decorative cornice boards are experiencing a resurgence in interior design as a way to easily add architectural detail to a plain window casing. Simple shapes, finishes and understated fabric choices will keep this decorative feature on trend.
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 decor. Drapery pairs especially well with custom blinds and shades, and homeowners are advised to choose colors and textures that complement, not compete with each other.
Decorview sells the complete line of Hunter Douglas products, including bestsellers, Duette® honeycomb shades, Silhouette® window shadings and NewStyle™ hybrid shutters. Homeowners looking for more in-depth guidance on selecting window treatments are encouraged to sign-up for a free in-home design consultation with a Decorview window coverings expert using the sign-up form on decorview.com. Clients will then be immediately paired with a designer in their area who will let them explore products, colors, fabrics and finishes all from the comfort of their own home.
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Decorview is a leading provider of Hunter Douglas window fashions and custom drapery, with a large network of design experts and installers in North America. The company’s Hunter Douglas-certified designers offer free in-home design services to consumers, as well as professional measuring and installation. Every order is backed by Decorview’s Satisfaction Guarantee and the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Limited Warranty.
A recognized online decorating authority, Decorview.com features an extensive online showroom of Hunter Douglas products, a Tips and Trends Blog highlighting the latest interior fashion trends, and access to an expansive network of local window coverings experts in North America. For more information, visit http://www.decorview.com.