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Current Custom Window Treatment Trends

As we navigate the latter half of 2022, it’s important to refresh on what trends were popular at the beginning of the year and which ones have maintained their status. Too often, it’s challenging to discern what styles have the staying power to be invested in and implemented long-term into your home.

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While window coverings come in many flavors - from blinds, shades, and shutters to curtains and draperies - these are not all that different from those used decades or even centuries ago. What sets Hunter Douglas apart is their focus on updating these timeless silhouettes with features that enhance your home and enjoyment.

Let the Mill Design & Blinds team tell you about some of the exciting trends in window coverings for Fall and Winter 2022 and how Hunter Douglas window treatments can help you achieve these benefits in your space.

Trend #1- Save With Insulating Treatments

In 2022, we want our window treatments to look great and offer us additional features, whether it be stylish colors, button-touch automation, or better light control— but did you know that your window treatments could help you save on your energy bill?

With our collections of cellular honeycomb shades like our Duette® Honeycomb Shades or Applause® Honeycomb Shades, a hidden layer of honeycomb-shaped pockets hold air at the window to keep your interiors cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter months.

Trend #2- Handle Hardware with Care

Just because we are stepping away from the sterile design choices of the past doesn’t mean we stopped loving a streamlined silhouette. These silhouettes can be challenging to achieve as window coverings are adjusted through operation hardware that is often less than visually appealing.

Because of this, one of the hottest current custom window treatment trends is opting for window fashions with concealed or absent operation hardware. Hunter Douglas window treatments like the Vignette® Roman Shade collection feature hardware that is hidden in the rear of the shade. Choose the newest, most-improved version of PowerView® Automation for the sleekest silhouette possible.

These motorized window shadings work with various Hunter Douglas window treatments. Thanks to control panels, remote capabilities via the Pebble® remote and smartphone apps, and voice recognition using your smart home system, they eliminate the need for operation hardware entirely.

Trend #3- Control Your Light

We don’t all have the same homes or needs, so why do so many window fashions have the same middle-of-the-road approach to light control? If you are looking for something customized for you and your space, Hunter Douglas has you covered, allowing you to tailor your experience with all of their window coverings from style to function.

Suppose you’re looking for diffuse light filtration or something more complete like blackout capabilities. In that case, our Duolite® addition allows you to add fabric liners to many of our shades for total light control or a more nuanced approach. Don’t forget our selection of innovative sheer shadings that allow for a great diffusion of light with complete privacy - say goodbye to those sheer curtains with these luxe upgrades.

Trend #4- Spice Up Your Space with Natural Materials

Contemporary homeowners want their spaces to feel homier and less like an office or showroom. A great way to do that is to swap out your window treatments with woven wood shades. Our selection of Hunter Douglas woven wood shades consists of high-quality fabrics made from 100% natural fibers, including silks, bamboo, grasses, and reeds.

We offer woven wood shades in bold, vibrant colors and organic neutrals - with selections from the Alustra® Collection of fabrics in nubby tweeds, sleek silks, and stunning charmeuse, you’re bound to find something that works in synergy with your space. Curious about other window treatment trends for specific types of windows? Find answers through articles like Vertical Blinds for Patio Doors.

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Trends are just guidelines - functionality and your enjoyment are what matter most to us. Contact Us today for a free consultation. We proudly serve Westford, Acton, Concord, Lexington, Carlisle, Groton, Boxborough, and surrounding towns in Middlesex County, MA.

Mill Design & Blinds specializes in high-quality custom residential and commercial window coverings. Call (617) 939-3924 to schedule an in-person appointment or get answers to your window-covering questions. We look forward to working with you.