A new year means new window treatment trends are here! While classic window treatments are always in style, new technology, materials, and designs can be a great way to give your home a refresh in both looks and functionality. If you want to update your home with new window treatments in 2023, here are the trends you’ll want to keep in mind.
Automation and Motorization Continue Trending Up
As technology advances and further shapes our everyday lives, our blinds are no exception! One of 2023’s biggest window treatment trends is the increasing popularity of automated and motorized shades. Home automation technology brings much-needed convenience to our lives, and today’s automated blinds are easy to use and integrate seamlessly into the device ecosystems of our homes.
Automated and motorized shades are continuously being improved and have numerous benefits, including increasing your home’s convenience and sophistication and allowing you to simplify your daily routines. One key benefit of motorized window shades is their safety, because remotely operated shades provide a safer, cord-free control option for homes with children and pets. Automated shades can also help prevent your home from overheating in the summer and can even keep your home warmer in the winter! You can do this by scheduling them to open or close during the day depending on when you want to allow the sunlight (and warmth) into your home, reducing the cost of your energy bills in the long run.
In addition to advances in the motorization and power of these automated window shade systems, the rise of smart home assistants, like Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, have led to a variety of new applications that can be integrated with your home’s motorized shades. For example, Hunter Douglas motorized window shades can be controlled by downloading the PowerView® App on your smartphone or tablet. Your phone or tablet communicates with the Hunter Douglas PowerView® Hub Gen 3 to move your shades using Wi-Fi, and the PowerView™ system can also be activated via voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. An additional benefit of this system is that users can create customized “scenes” that raise and lower your shades to your preferred positions to create your desired ambient lighting.
Cordless Shades and Blinds Will Become the Norm
Did you know window covering cords are one of the top hidden hazards in homes with pets and small children, but many parents, grandparents, and caregivers are unaware of their potential to cause serious harm? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently voted to approve new federal safety standards for operating cords on custom window coverings to prevent serious injuries and deaths from window covering cords. The result of all this is that cordless shades and blinds are rising in popularity more quickly than ever and will become the norm in 2023.
Colors Trends for 2023: Vibrant and Warm
Vibrance and warmth are key words to keep in mind when considering 2023 color trends! PANTONE and Benjamin Moore have both chosen a vibrant magenta color for their 2023 Color of the Year, and they discuss how these tones are going to be the basis for interior looks in the new year. The warm tones of wooden blinds and classic natural shades will pair perfectly with the bright, upbeat colors that are popular for interior design choices this year.
Wooden blinds are a classic window treatment and are making a comeback in a big way. They provide a touch of nature and craftsmanship to the look and feel of your rooms, replacing the minimalist whites, grays, and neutrals of previous years. If you’re hoping to achieve a timeless, classic look for your home, wooden blinds are a perfect choice, especially beautifully crafted hardwood window treatments that create a visually appealing look no matter what part of your home they’re in.
Pattern Trends for 2023: Minimalist, Soothing Patterns
Unlike the large, bold designs similar to those popular in the ’70s that have become a focal point for interior design in past years, patterns are becoming more pared down and minimalist moving into 2023. Styles like gingham and other simple geometric patterns are now frequently used in clothing and accessories, which has in turn translated to our interior decorating and window treatments. This new wave of patterns is meant to be relaxing and soothing, and it will take advantage of the more calming tones and colors frequently used in home decor today.
Looking to Refresh Your Window Treatments in 2023?
If you’re interested in any of these 2023 trends, or if you just want a refreshed look for your window treatments in the new year, our team is here to help! To find out more about the options available to you, stop by our Window Trends Morris Plains or Window Trends Chatham showrooms to consult with one of our representatives about the specific features you’re looking for from your shades or simply to learn more. You can also give us a call at 973-401-9048 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or fill out the contact form here on our website for a complimentary at-home consultation.