Each new year is an opportunity to try something different. Some people update their look, while others switch up their routine. With extra time at home over the last couple years, more and more people are choosing home renovation projects. If you’re looking to update an element of your décor, consider new window treatments.

The right blinds, shades or shutters can turn any window in the house into a true focal point. But how do you know where to start? Luckily, the experts at Louver Shop are here to help. We’ve compiled a guide featuring many of the modern window treatment trends defining the start of the new year, including tips for finding window treatments that fit your sense of style.

Part 1 – What Should I Know Before Looking for New Window Treatments?

When updating your home’s window treatments, it’s always useful to refamiliarize yourself with what’s available. Innovative designs, energy-efficient materials and revitalized colors are always keeping the industry moving forward, even if elements of the design draw from retro aesthetics.

Know Your Basic Window Treatments

Louver Shop specializes in custom window blinds, shades and shutters for both the interior and exterior of your home. Our design experts are always on the lookout for the latest trends and innovative ideas, ensuring you have plenty of options for self-expression.

Blinds: Hunter Douglas custom blinds come in a wide range of colors, materials and styles. Whether you want the clean simplicity of wooden blinds or the soft light of sheer fabric models, there’s something for everyone.

Shades: New innovations in custom window shades boast improved energy efficiency and automated controls. For example, our Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades can trap heating and cooling

Shutters: Custom Interior Shutters offer a timeless, stately look that suits both minimalist and lavish home décor. While traditional shutters are often all wood, new polymer and composite material options provide the look and feel of real wood for our beautiful plantation shutters.

Don’t Forget Light and Privacy

While color and material are an important part of how window treatments fit with the rest of a room’s décor, don’t forget that window treatments are also functional tools. Sheer fabrics can diffuse harsh sunlight and create a layer of privacy. Motorized controls can make adjusting floor-to-ceiling shades hassle-free. And with dozens of attractive options from Louver Shop, you can find window treatments offering both style and convenience.

Part 2: What Are the Window Treatment Trends of 2022?

Many of 2022’s trending styles are influenced by the larger amount of time spent at home in recent years. Being stuck indoors inspired many homeowners to try drawing in more light or experiment with a soft color. For example, our custom roman shades can pull the warmth of natural light into a space while keeping a clean, minimalist look for the window itself.

Here are a few other news ideas leading the way for 2022’s window treatments:

Neutrals, Naturals and Soft Pastels

Windows create a sense of cohesion between interior design and the natural scenery of the outdoors. As a result, many color palettes are inspired by the warm, uplifting beauty of nature as well as lighter, softer hues in general. You’ll find shades of green and brown of course, but there are also opportunities for earth tones of more energetic colors like red and yellow.

While neutrals like white, gray and beige are always popular, other pastels have made their way into living rooms and home offices to lighten things up. In particular, various shades of pastel green have shot to the top of many designer lists.

Natural, Energy-Efficient Materials Blend Frugal with Flair

Cost is always a factor for remodeling projects, and window treatments are no different. As homeowners balance updating their décor with frugal spending, alternative and sustainable materials have taken center stage. Nature’s influence is also felt here, with wood, bamboo and even unexpected alternatives like burlap!

Many of our custom shades and shutters are available in gorgeous natural materials like wood. For additional texture, our Provenance® Woven Wood Shades combine the durability of wooden window treatments with the soft appearance of fabric.

Cottagecore for Fans of Traditional or Rustic Options

The term ‘cottagecore’ has skyrocketed in popularity in the last couple of years. If you’re unfamiliar with the word, think warm fireplaces, fresh-baked pastries, being close to nature. With a romantic view of rustic décor, cottagecore and similar concepts represent a fondness for old-world charm.

For window treatments, there’s nothing more traditional than beautiful wood shutters. In fact, Louver Shop is one of the few manufacturers where you can still find this timeless classic! You can pair these interior shutters with flowing English or French curtains to add another luxurious layer to your windows.

Part 3: How Do I Pick the Window Treatments Right for Me?

Even if you have all the popular styles at your fingertips, how do you know what’s right for you? Louver Shop offers a comprehensive, in-home consultation with your very own design expert. They can guide you toward materials, colors and other details that ensure new window treatments fit seamlessly with the rest of the room.

In the meantime, consider these tips when comparing window treatments:

You Deserve Both Functionality and Style.

Homeowners don’t have to compromise on their window treatments thanks to modern materials and improved manufacturing methods. When browsing options, look for ways to improve energy efficiency or simplify cleaning and maintenance.

Custom Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades are a great example. Also known as cellular shades, this innovative style uses pockets of air to form a layer of insulation for the window. Not only does this help save money on your monthly energy bill, but honeycomb shades have light-filtering and even noise-dampening qualities as well. Consider how you use the room being remodeled; privacy is important for bedrooms and bathrooms, while ample natural light is ideal for a living room or home office.

Your Preferences Are More Important Than Changing Trends

A window treatment you love will always look better than something a magazine says is in. We like to share these dynamic trends and ideas to inspire you, while encouraging the creation of a unique space that truly speaks to your sense of style.

So while white plantation shutters or horizontal blinds offer universal appeal, don’t hesitate to try bolder contemporary looks for 2022 such as our Skyline® Gliding Window Panels.

Treat Windows as Their Own Focal Point

There’s nothing wrong with dressing up windows with simple, functional styles. But windows, especially large or unique windows, can easily serve as a room’s focal point with the right details. When considering new treatments, vibrant colors and patterns make a statement.

Trust Louver Shop for a Custom, Stunning Look in 2022

Making the most of what we have is increasingly important. Louver Shop is proud to help create beautiful, custom window treatments that show off the true beauty of your home. If you’re hoping to start 2022 with an exciting remodeling project, new window treatments are a wonderful choice.

Don’t forget to request your free, in-home or virtual consultation! A professional designer will walk you through any styles you’re interested in, helping you compare colors and details until you find that perfect look. Schedule yours today by giving us a call at 888-249-5655 or by completing our online form.