While layering is popular, the overall look remains clean and the palette is usually consistent for both treatments. Blending colors rather than contrasting ones work best when you want to layer treatments. Any type of blind can be used under drapes for a layered look.
Pattern is hot
When you look through new fabrics you are bound to notice textures and patterns abound. You can't go wrong with geometric patterns, trellis designs, large-scale floral, bold colors, whimsical motifs etc.
Tone on tone
When deciding the color of your drapes you should first consider the look/feel you want in your space. If you want restful, choose solid color with texture and keep to the color tones in the room.
Cleaner look in Heading
The inverted box pleat (back pleat), is a soft but tailored look for modern decor. It has been replacing pinch pleat styles when a more clean and contemporary feel is required. Lighter colors and tone on tone add softness to home decor.
Roman shades continue as a favorite for contemporary homes. Who can resist their clean lines and the options for amazing patterns? Because they are a flat construction the fabric needed is much less than full drapes. This allows you to upscale your fabric choice and make a real statement. Their flat surfaces are almost picture like and work especially well in kitchens, eating areas and bathrooms.
Metal Blinds Return
Who thought we would see resurgence in metal blinds? It has begun and is driven by the popularity of stainless appliances, other metals especially bronze in and industrial style loft living.
Woven Wood Shades
The trend to more eco-friendly materials has prodded this design aesthetic along. Most are made from sustainable materials including: grasses, sisal, reeds or bamboo.