Time and time again, I get asked “Dianne, what are the current trends in window treatments?” As the head designer of Carpet Town, it is my job to know the customer’s decorating style and needs, but more importantly, what will fit their style of their window… Double Hung, Sliders, Casement, French Doors, etc. Another important key element is which direction the window faces.
Once these questions have been answered, a window specialist or designer can help you make the right choices.
Creative ideas, factors to address and smart solutions:
Privacy and Light Control – Cellular Shades, Blinds, and Shutters are a few privacy options. The new Silhouette A Deux features a room darkening roller shade behind the sheer fabric shade that rolls completely up into the headrail when not in use.
Energy Efficiency and UV Protection – Cellular Shades are most efficient in this category. There are other sheer styles that actually diffuse light which would also work. Wood Blinds offer UV protection. By tilting the louver, you can control the amount of light coming through. Screen Shades can protect furniture fading by blocking the harmful UV rays.
Lift Systems and Accessibility – Standard Cord Lock Control, Continuous Cord Loop, Cordless, or Motorized. Many of the above mentioned styles are available with these lift choices.
It is important to consider child safety when picking out a lift system. From retractable lift cords to cordless systems, to wand controls, there are a wide variety of operating systems to help create a safe environment for kids and pets.
An Exciting New Trend – PowerRise with Platinum Technology. The Hunter Douglas Platinum App can control your motorized shades with your IPhone, IPad or ITouch. You can control your window treatments with individual preset positions for each room throughout your home.
The proper window fashion starts with great design innovations, personal taste and smart, stylish solutions that will enhance the design of any room.
Carpet Town’s interior design department is eager to help with any window challenge that presents itself to our customers. With our professional help, we can help simplify the process of selecting the proper window treatment for any room.
Dianne Adam, Head Designer – 414.774.2220