2018 Window Treatment Fabric Trend Report
When it comes to the world of home décor, fabric design might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s one traditional trade that has been steadily gaining wide appeal. In recent years, fabric manufacturers have inspired homeowners with a shift in trending furniture and window treatment ideas, incorporating performance textiles that are at once luxurious, durable and stylish. Meanwhile, novelty textiles have been making a splash, with the rise in small-batch, artisanal fabric makers. Similarly, indoor-outdoor fabrics have expanded to include more colorful and patterned options, partnering with a handful of A-list decorators to create distinctive designs.
In 2018, we’re excited to see all this innovation in textile design weave its way into homes in a big way, specifically through fabrics that marry craft and science, and that are as comfortable as they are strong.
Here, we take a closer look at the trends you can expect to see this year in fabrics that are made to last—in style and in strength.
Super Durable and Soft
A new generation of performance fabrics, which have been technologically enhanced to be stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant, has been redefining practical upholstery textiles. Designed with family living in mind, today’s performance fabrics are made to be extremely durable, yet ultrasoft to the touch.
If you’re considering new upholstery, like a sofa or ottoman, you’ll find options ranging from crisp white cotton to bold-blue velvet that are all made to withstand spills and wear but are luxuriously comfortable. Or if you’re looking for window treatment ideas, there are options like Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters that are designed never to warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, even in extreme heat or humidity. You’ll discover there are tons of patterns and colors that rival traditional indoor textiles. Needless to say, we can only agree they are perfect for busy family homes.
Pretty Pastels and Botanicals
As performance fabrics are coming up in style, they’re also embracing a broader (and softer) color scheme. We’ll be seeing colors traditionally associated with practical upholstery, such as beige, taupe and brown, replaced with pretty pastels and soothing greens and blues.
You can also expect to see botanical motifs (that recall artisanal textiles) make their way into these durable fabric designs, which can be applied as Roman shades, curtains, pillow covers, upholstery fabric and more. So, while you might choose a soft-hued fabric that seems delicate, it’s actually wonderfully durable and none too precious.
Distinctive Patterns and Designs
When it comes to durable fabrics, we can’t forget indoor-outdoor textiles. While we often see cabana stripes and geometrics in these weather-resistant fabrics, we’re excited to discover more unique patterns by designers who are teaming up with textile manufacturers. Whether it’s solar screen shades, a Moroccan trellis or a colorful Indian medallion, we’re expecting more designers to translate their worldly inspirations to outdoor fabrics in a bold way.
Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters
If you live in a hot, humid climate, Palm Beach Polysatin shutters are a great choice. With the beautiful look of a finely painted shutter, they’re made with a UV-resistant polysatin compound that’s guaranteed to withstand the toughest conditions, such as extreme light, moist environments and high-traffic areas.
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
For an innovate spin on a classic window treatment, Vignette Modern Roman Shades feature extraordinary on-trend fabrics, textures and colors, including a Duolite® opacity option with PowerView® Motorization for added light control and privacy. Fabrics are available by the yard, so you can coordinate your window treatments with bedding, pillows and other décor in your home.
Blinded by Delight Window Coverings & Design
In December 2004, Cyndi Roberts founded Blinded by Delight Window Coverings & Design as a shop at home service. Due to the tremendous response and growing clientele, we officially opened our Hunter Douglas gallery in 2013.The primary goal at Blinded by Delight is to educate our clients on the various options. There are many products and vendors with all different price points. The finished product is our client’s choice based on what is most important to them: be it price point, versatility, or uniqueness for their home.Whether you are looking to spruce up your living space, update your home decor with contemporary window treatments or simply modernize your blinds and shades we have excellent specialists that will assist you in finding the best selection for the vision you have in mind for your custom window coverings.
Schedule an appointment today. It’s free, there’s no obligation. Come to our gallery to see all the options on display. Our Hunter Douglas Showroom is one of the best in the region! We ask that you bring your basic measurements of the custom window coverings you are interested in installing, as well as photographs when possible. Once you are ready, we will schedule an in-home appointment where we will take detailed measurements in order to finalize your project. Simply click on Schedule An Appointment or call 210-336-5266. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.