On Trend: 4 Ideas to Elevate Your Window Treatments
When your window treatments — curtains, roman shades and roller shades — have seen better days, here’s a couple of go-to trends to shed some fresh light on your home and living space.
Environmentally Conscious Design.
Environmental stewardship and sustainability practices have become important shopping criteria as consumers evaluate products for their homes. When shopping for window treatments, eco-conscious homeowners seek window treatment styles that increase energy efficiency, feature low chemical emissions, and are constructed from recycled and sustainably sourced materials, for a home that is stylish and environmentally low impact. Window treatments like Alva’s newest collection of Roller Shades are handcrafted using recycled plastic, are GREENGUARD-certified, and help to boost energy efficiency.
Motorized roller shades, roman shades & draperies were thought of as an indulgence available only to the elite several years ago. But today's hardware, technology and pricing have made this one time luxury easily available to the general public. Motorized shades and draperies offer many benefits for many people. Parents with young children, the elderly and even just the average person will benefit from having motorized window coverings, which eliminate the need to fuss with wands or cords. If you suffer from mobility or dexterity issues, or are just tired of dealing with tangled cords, this investment can help your window coverings function flawlessly.
Layering for Added Style.
As the days and nights get chillier, it's time to talk about layers! Taken literally, this means those extra throws and pillows you pile on to stay warm. But it also means all the decorative elements you add to a space to create interest, texture, and depth.
Photo by Sean Anderson Design
Dressing windows in more than one layer increases energy efficiency, privacy and light filtering, while at the same time adding more visual interest to windows and overall decor. Belgian Linen Drapery pairs especially well with custom roller shades. Or for a more streamlined look, consider adding a special liner to the back of your shades.
Feature Photo by Sean Anderson Design