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Modern window blinds: the latest trends for 2021-2022
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Modern window blinds: the latest trends for 2021-2022

hackrea / November 10, 2021 - views 3,152 - 0 likes

Over the past decade, trends in window decoration have undergone significant changes. In modern houses, apartments, and offices, minimalism dominates, as well as loft, Japanese and Scandinavian styles, allowing brevity and restraint to dominate almost uncompromisingly. This approach could not but affect the choice of decor for windows.

Today, when any congestion of space is not welcome, and the purity of lines is raised to the standard, designers continue to insist on the complete absence of curtains and offer blinds as the most relevant alternatives. Comfortable and lightweight window treatment allows you to control natural light in rooms without any visual disturbance effectively. However, aesthetics should not be denied for blinds: here are five trends that can make it easier to choose a design in 2022 – and primarily from a decorative point of view.

A new perspective on color

When you want to control the intensity of light or hide from prying eyes, blinds are one of the most straightforward and most practical solutions. However, if aesthetics and style are as important to you as functionality, then in the coming year, you should completely abandon the banal white strips. The designers have already compiled an approximate palette for blinds, which includes the following trendy shades:

  • dusty rose;
  • mint;
  • peach;
  • silver;
  • light pink;
  • dusty blue;
  • pale yellow.

Unusual designs for original results

Despite the extremely cautious attitude towards any volumetric decor, the extraordinary design of blinds is today welcomed by most interior specialists. And if traditional horizontal or vertical slats seem boring to you, appreciate the freshness of the following non-standard options:

  • blinds with vertical and horizontal slots “wave”;
  • multi-textured structures using lamellas of various colors from different materials;
  • Japanese vertical blinds – single-layer and double-layer with broad fabric elements;
  • blinds with photo printing on an individual order.

Eco approach with nature-inspired materials

Long gone are the days when the choice of material for blinds was relatively unambiguous – plastic, only plastic, and nothing but plastic. However, this could not last long: the designers here too joined forces to fight for environmental friendliness and reasonable consumption. They proposed several window treatments made from natural materials, including:

  • Wooden – with a natural texture and in noble shades that look incredibly impressive and expensive.
  • Linen – slats of a calm natural color, gathering in neat folds, are equally suitable for modern and minimalism, and for vintage and retro.
  • Bamboo – stunning in its natural beauty roll systems that look beneficial in minimalist, eco, and Japanese interiors.

Pleated blinds

Another achievement in the piggy bank of taking care of your home’s ecology is pleated blinds, which turned out to be among the most popular trends in modern window design. Such designs are made of very thick paper or fabric folded in a particular way. The material is fastened between two curtain rods, due to which lifting and lowering are performed according to the accordion principle.

The advantages of pleated blinds include ease of installation and operation, safety and naturalness of materials, and a huge variety of options. Today, the following types of such blinds are used for interior decoration:

  • classic – systems with a traditional horizontal slat arrangement;
  • inclined (attic) – pleated blinds with a unique assembly system, which does not allow the slats to sag on inclined windows;
  • with complex geometry – canvases that regulate lighting and emphasize the beauty of arched, triangular, and other windows of an exclusive design.

In 2022, pleated blinds with a floral pattern on both pastel and creamy backgrounds promise to become popular – the concept of a “blooming garden” inside continues to excite designers’ imagination.

Smart solutions for functional use

In an incredibly dynamic lifestyle, every free minute, every movement has a special value. That is why equipping window systems with remote control functions quickly became a popular solution – and in the run-up to 2022, it is recommended to pay special attention to them.

Today, blinds can be controlled with a switch/remote control from a smartphone, or you can integrate the option into the Smart Home system. Here, the automation is universal for compatibility with various designs: horizontal, vertical, and even pleated fabric blinds are equipped with an electric drive.

When choosing blinds for windows, think about how you see this design option. Whether there will be a design that visually dissolves into the surrounding interior or a contrasting and stylish accent – the decision is yours, especially since, in 2022, you will have plenty to choose from.