Interior Design Trends

Matching Window Treatments & Design Styles

Be faithful in your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.


When redesigning a space, many homeowners focus on elements such as a room’s wall color, furniture, and flooring. But, there is another, equally important, aspect of a room that is often forgotten: window treatments. Window treatments, like blinds, shades, and shutters, are an essential part of a room’s overall look. Specifically, they are able to change the lighting of the room, which can immediately make or break an existing design.

So, what window treatments are the best to add to your room? It’s really up to you! There are a lot of different blinds and shades that you can choose from, so it’s important to think about how you want them to function and, also, how they will fit into your existing design. Jess McBride, a design professional, said it best: “Not all shades are created equal.”

Just like there are a variety of interior design styles, there are a variety of window treatments that will suit them. At Next Day Blinds, we have a huge selection of window treatments that were designed with different aesthetics in mind. Check out our window treatment recommendations for five of the most popular design trends being incorporated into homes today.

Classic

Classic or traditional design is known for its warm, inviting interiors. The design style was established in both 18th-century England and the French countryside and slowly made its way across the world. It’s characterized by a neutral color palette that includes colors like beige, cream, gray, pearl, deep burgundy, gold, peach, silver, olive, and terracotta. Additionally, the style boasts warm, rich wood accents that can be seen in different aspects of the design.

For this design style, we think the Classic Wood Blinds would work perfectly. These window treatments are not only popular today, but they will also continue to look elegant and modern as the years go by. Another excellent option is Soft Roman Shades. This product gives off an organic, natural look that is always in style. Either way, you’ll love how these look in your home.

Soft Roman Shades in Bedroom

Modern

If you love streamlined design, sharp lines, and intentional decor, modern design may be the style for you. Modern design values functionality above all else and uses basic geometric shapes to create pieces that fit into any room.

To fit this style, we recommend that you add the Solar Roller Shades to your home. These shades provide a modern look that compliments almost any decor. Mid-century and modern design are making a huge comeback, so you’ll see these window treatments in a lot more homes, city environments, and office buildings. Do yourself a favor and grab some of these shades today before their gone!

Transitional

Transitional design combines the best elements of both classic and modern styles. Transitional designs are known for their clean color palettes and its perfect balance, which create relaxing and uncomplicated spaces.

To achieve this style with your window treatments, try layering top-down/bottom-up (duofold) Honeycomb Shades and your favorite curtains. The honeycomb shades provide the functionality modern design is known for while still providing much-needed privacy. Once you add curtains, you will give the window a more traditional look and feel.

We also recommend using Soft Roman Shades. Roman shades offer a simple, yet elegant way to dress up your windows. Additionally, they are designed to fit into the majority of design styles, so they will look great in any room in your home.

Minimalist

Simplicity is the key with minimalist design. Homeowners who identify as minimalists strive for open, streamlined spaces and aren’t afraid of creating a ton of blank space. Minimalist design also shows restraint and a careful paring down and editing of spaces to get to a place of clarity.

For this design style, we recommend stripping away more cumbersome window treatments and opting for Solar Shades. Solar shades provide a clean look to windows while also reducing the glare and heat that can come into your home. We also recommend thinking about upgrading to motorized window treatments. Motorized treatments are a great investment to make, especially for this style, because they increase the functionality of a room in a subtle way.

Rustic

Rustic design popular choice among homeowners because it is full of character and charm. It draws on earthy hues, over-sized furniture, and nostalgic home decor accents to create a cozy atmosphere that is impossible to resist.

Our best-selling Classic Wood Blinds are the perfect addition to this design style as they are warm and welcoming, but refined. They add a cozy touch to a room and can be used throughout any room redesign.

Additionally, our Woven Wood Shades are perfect for adding a rustic touch. This product is hand-woven with natural materials and provides a unique texture to windows. They are functional, eco-friendly, and a great addition to any rustic style.

We hope that this guide helped you find the perfect blinds and shades for your home. Be sure to check out all of the window treatments above to complete your room design today!


Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result--blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.