Interior Design Trends
Interior Design Trends

Best Window Treatments for Popular Interior Design Styles (Part 1)

“What you wear is not the only thing that gives away insights about your personality,” says Krista Raut, Houz. “Your home décor is also a window to your personal style.” Which style speaks to you?


From industrial and Scandanavian to minimalism and Hollywood glam, there are numerous Interior Design Styles from which to choose. It all comes down to personal preference. What do Y-O-U like best?

“What you wear is not the only thing that gives away insights about your personality,” says Krista Raut, Houz. “Your home décor is also a window to your personal style.” Which style speaks to you?

Pairing Popular Interior Design Styles and Window Treatments

"In reality, spaces are blended with different elements from several decorating styles, but it’s crucial to identify the key components of each one."
— Ronnie Pye, Darby Road HOME

Industrial

“Unfinished, raw and a little rustic, the industrial design style brings the warehouse look inside your four walls,” explains Raut.

This style grew in popularity as it became trendy to convert old factories into loft or studio apartments. Key elements of the industrial style include open floor plans, high ceilings, large windows, exposed brick, pipes, polished concrete floors, and neutral colors.

“The industrial design style is known for exposing building elements that are usually hidden,” says Erinn Valencich, HGTV.

Window Treatment Recommendations: Solar Roller Shades in dark brown, grey, or black. These stunningly sleek shades are the perfect compliment to an industrial interior. You can also add motorization for those large, hard-to-reach windows. Another option would be Aluminum Blinds. Metal blinds lend an industrial look to most spaces, and are a cost-sensitive option for larger windows.

Coastal

“This look is inspired by the ocean,” says Valencich. “It evokes a light and breezy feel by way of airy fabrics for window treatments, and the emphasis on nautical or beach-themed accessories such as lighthouses and seashells.”

Over the years, coastal design has as gotten a bad reputation, often thought of as kitschy. However, “this aesthetic is the epitome of simplistic elegance,” says Tara Mastroeni, Freshome. Key elements of coastal design include simple floor plans, plenty of textures, and soothing color palettes.

Window Treatment Recommendations: Faux Wood Blinds in white provide a nice, clean aesthetic that perfectly complements the simplicity of the coastal style. Another option is Woven Wood Shades. The light organic material pairs well with blues and vibrant neutrals common in coastal interiors. Plus, the added texture of the woven shades plays right into the interior style.

Bohemian

“For me, this design style reflects the beauty of chaos,” says Raut. “Like the name suggests, this style is all about a carefree spirit which follows no rules.”

No two Bohemian interiors are alike, with an unconventional use and mix of accessories. These rooms “boast a collected look, with furniture and decor acquired over time from thrift stores, antique shops and world travels,” says Valencich. Key elements of Bohemian design include ayers of color, pattern and texture.

Window Treatment Recommendations: Woven Wood Shades work well in Bohemian interiors. The warm natural materials and colors pair well with the design style. Another option is Soft Roman Shades. The flowing style of these shades plays well with the flowing nature of Bohemian interiors.

Scandanavian

“Inspired by the aesthetic of northern European countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Scandinavian design prizes simplicity and functionality over decoration,” says Valencich. Key elements of Scandinavian design include natural light, neutral colors, natural woods, and clean lines.

Window Treatment Recommendations: Solar Roller Shades in white with high opacity blend into the Scandinavian style seamlessly while allowing the space to flood with natural light. Another option is Sheer or Light Filtering Honeycomb Shades. The Top Down/Bottom Up functionality also works nicely in this style, allowing for increased light without sacrificing privacy.

Shabby Chic

The Shabby Chic term was first coined in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell. “When done right, this style strikes the perfect balance between feeling relaxed and looking pulled together,” says Mastroeni. Key elements of this design style include a neutral background, distressed or vintage furniture, mix and match accessories, and muted colors.

Window Treatment Recommendations: Cafe (half) size Hardwood Shutters in white provide the perfect cottage-like feel to really pull together a Shabby Chic interior. These window treatments pair particularly well with antique or vintage furniture. Another option is Soft Roman Shades. The almost-curtain-like quality of these shades compliments the relaxed design style.


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