There are countless styles and designs out there when it comes to window treatments, but we understand many homeowners want to keep up with the latest trends. Whether you’re thinking about installing new window treatments in your home, or you just want to know what other people are doing, we’re here to keep you up-to-date. The following are just some of the emerging 2016 trends in the world of window design.
Smart Home Automation
The average home is becoming smarter every day, and by that we mean more areas of the home are becoming automated and motorized. Window treatments aren’t excluded from this evolution, and in 2016, motorized blinds and shutters are becoming more popular than ever before. Automated window treatments can be programmed to open and close at specific times throughout the day, and they give homeowners complete control over how much natural light is entering the property. They are also a great option to make the home appear occupied even if you’re away – whether just for your day at the office or for a vacation out of the area – adding a layer of security to your home.
In addition to automation, environmental awareness is another big trend that we think will be strong throughout 2016. You may be asking yourself, “What do my window treatments have to do with the environment?” Well, there are a number of eco-friendly options available, including blinds made from sustainable forests, and others that aim to make the home more energy efficient by helping to insulate from cold weather or block sun and UV rays from heating up the home in the warmer months.
The final 2016 trend we want to bring to your attention is layered designs. If you’re not familiar with this concept, it refers to layering multiple window treatments on top of each other. This can be done for aesthetic purposes, but it also has a few practical advantages as well. Not only can it help make your living space more private, but it can also improve energy efficiency and assist with light filtering, allowing you to take more direct control over the brightness and comfort of your home.
Whether or not any of these recent window treatment trends interest you, we strive to offer something for everyone at Summit Hill Fine Custom Wood Products. Browse our complete inventory online now, and give us a call at 888-262-3555 if you have any questions or to discuss your custom window treatments today!