By: Natalie Elmhurst
Fresh, new, and full of life, springtime is the time of year when we long to be outdoors.
What better way to say goodbye to winter than to bring that sun shining brightly into our own living rooms, entryways, dining rooms, and bedrooms? A warm breeze, the sound of birds chirping, and bright sunshine are on our doorstep, but it’s time they come inside.
How do we embrace that fresh new appeal of springtime? With the best window treatments, of course.
If you can’t imagine spending another summer looking at those same dysfunctional blinds, or those dated curtains, we’ve got good news: There’s a pain-free solution for both of those situations and more. (Not sure if it’s time to update your window treatments? This blog post highlights telltale signs your window treatments have seen better days.)
Swinging back into the spotlight are nature-inspired colors, textures, and styles. Additionally, the latest trends in window treatments mimic the latest design industry trends: nature and minimalism.
That means window treatments that feel simple, with grounded colors and natural textures. Together, these create a calm, soothing home that’s both richly layered and uncomplicated.
Usher in the spring with window treatments that highlight the season, and look great all year.
Roller shades Simple, sleek style meets variety with a multitude of textures and colors to mix and match with the current trends. Hoping for something with a little bit more depth? Try a simple pattern to add some character to your summer digs.
Roman shades Elegant yet simple, a classic with modern flair to bring nature back into your space. Roman shades are wonderful for traditional spaces, but are also versatile enough to git in more modern spaces.
Sheer Drapery The perfect blend of style and functionality for your summer space. Light filtering, sheer drapery gives you the breezy summer feel you’re looking for.
In 2022, we’re seeing the return and rise of designated dining rooms and offices. But what sort of blinds or shades will go best in your new space?
Start by thinking about what your daily habits and routines.
The best way to figure out what you need in your window treatments and what — treatments best align with your goals — is to chat with our design consultant. Our free, no-pressure consultations are built around the idea that personalized support gives us both the chance to figure out the best-fit window treatment plan.
Not ready for consultation? Get ideas for your most functional office space here.
Texture is a huge component of interior design, often demonstrated with textiles, furniture, decor, artwork, and more. One of the best places to use a unique texture is on your window treatment.
Textures on window treatments give your home more dimension, adding character and depth to an otherwise blank space. For example, a roller shade with a simple and understated texture in a soft, organic white, or roman shades with natural-looking vinyl. Richer textures are on-trend as long as it’s not too busy or loud, as minimalism is still the ruling trend.
Hot tip: Looking for a coarse fabric for your roman shades? Try Knock on Wood Sahara, or Knock on Wood Arctic. Both have a rough coarse weave with natural coloring for character and texture.
You may find yourself wishing you could spend all your time outside this spring, but we know that’s not always possible. So why not bring the best views and natural elements indoors? Stoneside’s blinds give you light filtration, simple design, and on-trend natural inspiration.
Wood blinds are not only gorgeous, but their lighter weight and natural vibes provide a timeless, classic look you’ll love.
Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Faux wood blinds are a budget-friendly option that may just be the perfect solution for your home. Just be careful — faux wood blinds can be a bit heavy, and won’t be right for you if you lift and raise your window treatments frequently throughout the day.
Need something a bit more durable? Composite blinds last a long time and they’re easy to clean. With composite blinds, your springtime cleaning has never been easier.
Lean into trending colors with these fabric favorites
With minimalism and nature being the top trends of the industry, it’s no wonder that our trending colors include:
And that goes all across the board — roller shades, cellular shades, and more. But what if you want something with a little more color? To add a bit more color to your space, go for a warm brown or a hint of green.
Yes, we said it! Can it get any more springtime than the color green? Top trending colors include different shades of green — perfect for spring. Our “Cascara herb” cellular shade has a soft green tone that feels as natural as the grass on your lawn, and feels just as springy. Hoping for a roller shade? A roller shade in “Artesian Storm” will be the perfect warm hue to add nature into the home.
We’re just as happy to see spring as you are. Even though you’re ready to have your windows put away their winter wardrobe and jump into spring, you need window treatments that last year-round.
But how can you have the best window treatment for winter, summer, fall, AND spring? Don’t worry, we can make it happen.
At Stoneside, we start off with a consultation to get to know you and your home. We want your springtime to be lovelier than ever, and we know that comes with the right window treatments.
Reach out today for a free consultation, and we’ll get your home ready for spring… and even summer.