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What are the 2012 Home Décor Trends in Window Treatments?

Learn the lastest trends in Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Just Right Blinds & Shutters in Wheaton, IL offers tips from Hunter Douglas on how to improve your home décor through window treatments.

Perfect Balance of Sunlight and Energy Efficiency

The trend of larger windows in today's new homes is becoming more popular because homeowners are looking to illuminate their homes with natural light. Thanks to improved insulation, consumers can enjoy this eco-friendly option as well as energy efficiency. When it comes to versatile window treatments for larger windows, consider Hunter Douglas Vignette® Traversed™ with Vertiglide™ Modern Roman Shades from Just Right Blinds & Shutters. This elegant treatment offers a vertical solution for expansive windows and doors while providing a perfect balance of sunlight and energy efficiency.

Beach Is the New Chic

Beach is the newest casual style. It suits a casual lifestyle and features design elements such as bare floors with area rugs and mismatched furniture with slipcovers and incorporates a color palette of soft neutrals of white, yellow and sand. The windows showcase a range of styles and materials, from Hunter Douglas shutters and Natural Elements™ blinds to Vignette Modern Roman Shades, Country Woods® Genuine Wood blinds and Designer Roller Shades. The best part?  You don't have to live at the beach to enjoy this look!  Call Just Right Blinds & Shutters, Wheaton, IL.

 A Return to Warm Tones

The design world is moving away from cooler, neutral colors and embracing warmer, terracotta tones. The overall palette is still soft, but there's a bit of spice, too. Look for mid-tone colors with purples, orange and red hues to gain design prominence. For example, Hunter Douglas Duette Vertiglide® honeycomb shades feature soft rust hues that lend wonderful warmth and charm to this bedroom.

Sheer Magic

From glassware to dress wear, transparent surfaces and fabrics are popular in both the fashion world and home design these days. At Hunter Douglas, we offer a large selection of window fashions featuring sheer fabrics that beautifully radiate light while at the same time providing privacy. With their strikingly bold vane design, The Hunter Douglas popular Pirouette® window shadings add one more enhancement to your room, casting beautiful shadows as the light passes through.

 

 

Open Bed/Bath Suites

Intimate and enchanting: Open bed/bath suites appeal to our private selves. With fewer walls inside your house, now more than ever you'll want window fashions that provide optimal privacy and lighting control.  The Hunter Douglas Duolite from Just Right Blinds & Shutters provides both privacy and light control.

Eco Designs

Making the green grade means different things to different people. At Hunter Douglas, one of the green standards is energy conservation. In 1985, Hunter Douglas invented the highly energy-efficient Duette honeycomb shades in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s. More recently, they introduced the Duette Architella Collection, which offer superior energy efficiency thanks to their patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction.

Cornices

Looking for the perfect crowning touch to your window treatment? Striking yet subtle, cornices of all styles transform an ordinary room into an elegant and memorable setting. Coined from the Italian word cornice (which means "ledge"), the horizontal molding provides an extra accent of style as well as structural focus to virtually any room. This design element will draw your eye upward, adding expansive height and space to your living area. At Hunter Douglas, you'll discover a wide selection of beautiful cornices and first-rate stains.

Automated Systems for your home

Gadgets that we previously saw only in a James Bond movie are now a part of our daily lives. Lighting, heating and cooling, security systems, even kitchen appliances — and, yes, window fashions — can be automated and controlled remotely. With Hunter Douglas Platinum Technology, from Just Right Blinds & Shutters you can raise or lower window fashions like honeycomb shades using a wireless remote control.

Vintage Home Décor

I'm sure you've heard the saying "Everything old becomes new again." Well, old—as in a vintage look—is certainly popular these days in the world of home décor. Here are some suggestions for using touches of re-used, re-purposed and recycled items to give your interiors unique, one-of-a-kind "shabby chic" styling. And, of course, I'll recommend some great Hunter Douglas window fashions from Just Right Blinds & Shutters to complement those charming styles.

To create a shabby chic look: Add cornices to your windows. Consider pairing Country Woods® Exposé™ Wood Cornices with Silhouette® window shadings, Pirouette® window shadings or virtually any Hunter Douglas window covering. The cornices will draw your eye up and make your window appear taller and more graceful. You can add drapery, too, for a look that at once embraces elegant and vintage styling.

For any room in the house, look for antique picture frames to give ordinary photographs an Old World charm. Push yourself to think outside the box. For inspiration, be sure to visit the Hunter Douglas Photo Gallery and select "Rustic" as the Decorating Style. Even better, if you have an iPad, you can download—for free— The new Hunter Douglas "The Art of Window Dressing" app to see a gallery of beautiful rooms and styles.

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