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Current trends in window designs

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When it comes to interior design trends, styles and products can change quickly and keeping up can be overwhelming.

So what is the right decision when looking for quality window coverings that will keep you stylish and comfortable for years to come?

According to Leigh Folkeard from Elegant Solutions, there are a few things to consider when making the right choice for your space! 

What are the hottest trends in window coverings right now and why?

“The hottest trends in Hunter Douglas Window Coverings are shades that offer a variety of functions. Such as the Hunter Douglas Dual Roller Shades. This product allows the consumer to select two fabrics, one offering light control and the other for privacy. You no longer need to compromise on the functionality of your window shades. Also trending is Child and Pet Safety. As of May 1, 2022, Canada implemented new safety standards which means corded window coverings are no longer available. Come to our showroom to see the new changes”

What trends seem to be fading away?

“While there are many different styles of window coverings to choose from, I see less Vertical Blinds and Horizontal Metal blinds being purchased. Yes, they are still available; however there are options with better aesthetics and functionality, such as Hunter Douglas Luminette Sheers, which are a modern take on the traditional Vertical Blinds.”

How important is it to match window coverings with other elements of your design and Décor? 

“I am asked this frequently. When it comes to design and decor, it usually comes down to personal preference. With that being said, I suggest in most instances that window coverings should stay neutral and blend with decor. They don’t have to match the sofa or wall colour. You will be more likely to change your paint colour long before you change your window coverings. On the other hand, if you are creating a room with a very specific theme or decor style, you may choose to select a more decorative fabric for your shades, making them more of a statement piece in the room.”

Can window coverings help in saving energy related to heating and cooling costs?

“Elegant Solutions can show you a great selection of window coverings that offer great energy efficiency – for instance, Hunter Douglas Duette Shades. Their honeycomb construction provides significant savings related to heating and cooling your home. Roller Screens are another great product that offers UV protection along with reducing glare and heat gain. This style is great for larger windows and spaces where you still want to have a view to the outside.”

Elegant Solutions is proud to now offer Hunter Douglas window coverings to their collection of top quality, luxury brands for your home.

For customers with more questions on custom window coverings, call Leigh Folkeard at Elegant Solutions.

Visit the Elegant Solutions showroom at 12 Sarjeant Drive in Barrie. or view their products online by visiting their website