04 September 2017
The Top Five Window Shade Trends of 2017
Add the Latest in Motorized Shades and Blinds to Your Home
The year may not be over yet, but we’re far along enough to look back and see what design trends have hit it big in 2017. Specifically for window treatments, smart technologies such as motorized shades are growing in popularity. If you want your Indianapolis home to have the most up to date technologies and designs, then read on.
Sometimes fabric isn’t the right material to enhance a room’s interior design. For a more substantial look, consider wooden blinds or shutters. Of course, shifting over to blinds doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the luxury of smart home automation. You can still upgrade to “smart” window treatments that close and open on your command. The technology remains out of sight, giving you the advantages of automation while still maintaining the perfect look and feel to each room.
When you upgrade your home’s windows, there’s no need to limit yourself to artificial, man-made materials. Instead, create a more organic ambiance by choosing window treatments made of bamboo, hemp, wood, or other natural substances. There are plenty of ways to make these natural materials blend seamlessly into your existing décor scheme, so you get the benefits of going green without compromising on looks.
On the other hand, you may want shades purely for their utility. As glass architecture becomes more prevalent, window treatments no longer become the focal point of the room. The eye is drawn to Indiana’s gorgeous landscapes or city skylines, then when the sun starts setting, window shades can appear to block the pesky solar rays. Until you need them, the shades are completely hidden from view.
The other option for glass architecture is to go completely shadeless. That doesn’t mean you have to deal with solar heat gain or compromise on privacy. Your glass can be tinted with cutting-edge technology that changes the opacity on your command. You don’t have to worry about any fixtures or fabrics, but you still gain the benefits of privacy, energy efficiency, and comfort.
Perhaps the most popular trend with motorized shades in luxury homes is to upgrade from one shade style to multiple. Within the same window, you can get two completely different shading options. This is great for multipurpose rooms where you’ll need distinct lighting environments for each activity. At the press of a button, blackout shades can descend in order to create the ideal lighting for watching a movie, but when you just want to filter out harmful solar rays while still having natural sunlight in the room, a second roller shade could be used.
If you would like to explore the latest window treatment options and technologies for your home, the best way to start is by contacting your local Bravas partner. Our lighting and shading experts can walk you through the different approaches to fit your lifestyle and home design.