We often think of paint, furniture and fixtures when it comes to design trends, which means blinds and shutters are often overlooked. But the truth is that window coverings are incredibly susceptible to changing trends and should be updated once they start to fall out of fashion. Think about your grandma’s gauzy curtains with huge, pelmet-adorned blinds; you don’t want your modern home to start looking like that! Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the latest trends so you can find something that fits your style and tastes easily.
1. Colour is in!
The days of white-on-white-on-white are over! Using colour is a great way to add flair, personality and fun to a space. If you already have a feature wall, choose a simple blind or shutter design in a complementary colour to draw the room together. While it might be a bit more of a commitment than a new throw rug, a matching coloured window covering will make your space feel so much more cohesive.
2. Internal shutters
As the boho, farmhouse style continues to dominate people’s Pinterest boards, they’re looking for a way to incorporate that into their homes. Internal shutters are a great choice if you’re leaning towards this more laid-back and breezy vibe. Internal shutters are easy to operate and come with a cordless design so you can quickly adjust how much light is coming in. They’re stylish and timeless, so will continue to look great for years to come.
3. Honeycomb blinds
With the cost of living rising, people are looking for more ways to save money wherever they can. One new blind style does this in an ingenious way. They’re called honeycomb shades, and they look like regular shades, but feature a unique design with pockets of air between each section. The result is a sleek shade that keeps a good layer of air close to the glass pane of the window and significantly reduces heat loss. This means you can achieve a lower energy bill without thick, heavy blackout curtains totally blocking all the natural light from the room.
4. Cordless operation
While it might seem like a luxury, motorised shutters are becoming more affordable all the time, and are a great way to make the most of your phone. If you’d like to warm your home naturally during the day but aren’t around, you can have your phone-connected shutters open and allow in the sunlight, then close them on your way home once the temperature begins to drop. They have built-in child and pet safety systems that stop the movement if they detect a jam, so they’re a great option for young families.
5. Roller shutters
Along with conserving energy, people are becoming increasingly focused on the security of their homes. A great option to combine both of these is roller shutters. Roller shutters provide a low profile but very efficient window covering that is strong and lightweight. As well as reducing your annual electricity bill by up to $850, roller shutters provide security and peace of mind that your property is well secured. If you live in an area with frequent storms, roller shutters provide an extra layer of protection for windows against, hail, debris or damaging winds.
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So now you know what’s hot this year. Timber-Tec are here to help you take your window coverings from drab to fab! From our Ballina headquarters, we service the Far North Coast and Gold Coast, including Byron Bay, Lismore, Kingscliff, Yamba and Lennox Head. Get in contact today for a free measure & quote.