Window Treatments - Trends of 2012
Much like everything else-music, fashion and cars, window treatments also come and go with the changing times and in 2012 there has been a flux for treatments. Whether you are looking to simply update your old look, or are starting from the beginning with bare windows, more than likely keeping them bare is not on your to do list. With so many options available, finding the right treatments can be challenging and daunting for some. Here are some of the easiest, more affordable and ultra trendy window treatments available on the market.Materials
If your style veers toward simple, bamboo and natural wooden treatments are ever popular in 2012. They come in all shades from light oak to darker cherry wood, compliment almost any decor and add a subtle elegance to most rooms - even a kitchen. Many are also made so that they diffuse the natural light from outside even when closed, so owners have privacy but also are not left in the dark.
Since going green is more popular than ever, it should be no surprise that color trending is following. Most popular for fabrics in window treatments in 2012 are hues in earthy-crunchy tones; think browns, moss greens, pale yellows and even maroon. Because these colors are soothing, the room is left with a comfortable ambiance and colors such as these are easy to mix and match.
If draperies are attractive to you then specialists say that is also popular but stay away from heavy fabrics. The early 2000’s saw a rise in Victorian styled, heavy and meshed drapes, but 2012 brings with it lighter fabrics such as silks and breathable cottons. The layered look remains popular particularly if you two tone with complimentary color schemes. Though many are gravitating towards earthy colors, other still want a splash of bold color, so opt for stand out purples and even oranges which add character to any room. Large prints are also increasingly popular, but be sure if utilizing them you keep the rest of the room's decor simple.