When it comes to forecasting window treatment trends for 2018, it helps to take a look at the direction of the rest of our visual culture is moving toward. It’s no surprise that there has always been a strong link between fashion and interior design. The two are constantly influencing each other, especially since there is a growing number of designers that now straddle the two realms, gracing both with their talent and well-trained eyes.
We’ve seen many new trends for 2018 emerging on the fashion runways, and when it comes to layering new décor into our homes, we should definitely be taking notes. At The Shade Store, we have a wide selection of custom Shades, Blinds, and Drapery. From bold patterns to minimal solids, we have the perfect option for every style.
Here are some of the latest trends for both your wardrobe and your home — and the perfect window treatments to choose for each!
Graphic and Bold Patterns
Straying far from the minimal, neutral solids of past years, we are seeing a huge comeback of large-scale patterns for both fashion and home. Whether you want to go graphic everywhere, or you just want to liven an understated room, there are many ways to style this trend in your home space.
Our new line of custom Roller Shades with Jonathan Adler is colorful and chic, full of bold, yet versatile designs. The collection is available in 6 stylish patterns in both light filtering and blackout materials.
Global-inspired Colors and Prints
Just because bright and bold patterns are in, does not mean that neutral prints are out! As our culture continues to embrace organic materials and natural beauty, we are seeing global-inspired colors and prints on the rise.
Our Nate Berkus for The Shade Store Collection was designed by Nate Berkus, inspired by his worldwide travels. He has delivered us a sophisticated combination of neutrals, soft colors, and hand-drawn prints. The collection is breezy and effortlessly stylish – perfect for any space.
From the biggest fashion designers in the industry (think: Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs) to the newest emerging creators, we are seeing an abundance of shimmering, glittery, and sequined fabrics. And while metallic accents and décor have been on-trend for a while, the tasteful inclusion of glitter and sequins is a new movement for interior design.
If this glamorous look is something you aspire to achieve, we have some great selections for you. Our Sheer Brilliance Material Collection is available for Roman Shades and Drapery. The translucent fabric is woven with sparkling fibers, and looks great as a standalone, or paired with another Shade. Our Guthree material in Beaded Pearl works great for Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, and Vertical Blinds. This natural material has simple sequins sewn in throughout, giving off a refined, but fun, touch of glam.
Velvet pieces have been a popular fashion staple as of late, dotting both the runways and the most stylish city streets. Similarly, velvet has been called the “it” fabric of 2018, popping up in beautiful homes everywhere. Although it’s most commonly seen outfitting sofas and side chairs, velvet can be used on your windows, too!
Our Velvet Collection is available for Roman Shades, Drapery, and Cornices. It is available in 10 rich colors, each bound to give your décor that super luxe feel.
Lots of Layers
Layering textures and materials is another big trend right now in the fashion and home worlds. This is an easy (and functional!) one to bring to your windows. When it comes to layering window treatments, not only do you create an extra-custom, designer feel, but you also are able to finely control the amount of light let into a room at any given time.
Put a blackout-lined Woven Wood Shade under sheer Drapery, or a Solar Shade under a blackout Roman Shade. You can get creative with your pairings to find the perfect solution for your space from both a visual and a practical standpoint!