The Gold Coast Bulletin, an Australian newspaper, may be one of the first news outlets to predict the newest window treatment trend of 2016: sheer curtains. Check out the details on their article Thinking of new curtains? The interior focus is seeing a dramatic shift from heavy regal drapes to minimal sheers or read on to learn about our thoughts on the matter.
Vibrancy is a key component
According to the article, one of the key components of this shifting trend is vibrancy. Homeowners are choosing fabrics with character, like these smoke embroidered faux silk curtains. They say that traditional repetitive patterns are going out of style. That isn’t what we’ve seen. Our patterned drapes are as popular as ever, and though we are seeing many customers choose some of the more intricate designs, it’s not leading to a reduction in the classics.
Are homeowners shifting from heavy drapes to minimal sheers?
The article also states that the focus is shifting from heavy drapes to minimal sheers. Once again, this isn’t necessarily in line with what we’ve seen. The customers of Half Price Drapes tend to choose their window coverings based on their needs. If they’re looking for maximum blackout and optimal energy efficiency, then they’re likely to choose heavy drapes. On the other hand, if they want to let light in, they’ll choose sheers.
Pillows are beginning to reflect window coverings
They also say that there’s a trend to bring the fabrics from the curtains down to throw pillows and cushions within a living room. We don’t know that this is a trend but it’s certainly a popular choice. In fact, we offer cushion covers in a wide range of colors and patterns. We even allow our customers to order up to $10 worth of fabric swatches for free.
The bottom line: Don’t pay too much attention to trends
While it can be interesting to keep an eye on the trends to get inspired for your own home, in our opinion it’s not a great idea to base your entire interior decorating plans on the trends. They will come and go and most homeowners don’t have the budget to completely redecorate their homes every time the trends change. We recommend you stick with the fabrics, colors, and types of decorations you like because your personal taste will always be in style.