As the new year begins, it’s a great time for us to reflect on what’s hot in interior design – especially when it comes to window furnishings. Let’s check out some of the latest trends in interior design and window coverings to help you find the perfect finishes for your home.
Natural and Organic Materials
One trend we expect will continue in 2023 is the use of natural and organic materials, including with window furnishings. This could include adding timber plantation shutters, or sheer curtains made from linen or cotton to your home. Timber plantation shutters offer excellent privacy and light control, and can be painted or stained to compliment any interior décor. They also add a contemporary touch. Sheer curtains offer a delicate, soft touch and allow natural light to filter through, while the natural textures from organic fibres such as linen and cotton bring warmth and comfort to a room.
Another trend that will continue in 2023 is maximising the indoor-outdoor connections in interiors. You could achieve this by adding simple screen roller blinds to a room, which let natural light in while still giving you a view of the outdoors during the day. Screen blinds and sheer curtains also allow air to flow into a room, making it feel more open, light, and bright.
Sustainable design will also be a key focus in 2023, as homeowners look for ways to reduce their environmental impacts and ongoing costs of living. There will be a focus on choosing long-lasting, high-quality products that manage light, insulate against heat and cold and save energy. Plantation shutters are one of the best insulators for windows, making them a great solution to reduce ongoing energy bills. Our shutters are made from high-grade materials, such as sustainably sourced timber, and we install them with expert practices to maximise insulation and ensure their longevity. Heavy, lined curtains can also provide additional insulation to help regulate a room’s temperature. Our curtains are made using quality fabrics and hardware to ensure your chosen design lasts.
Layering of Materials
Another trend that is here to stay is the mixing and layering of different materials and textures. Layering window furnishings is popular due to its functionality. This can be as simple as opting for double roller blinds, which combine a thicker, textured blockout blind with a softer, sheer roller blind. When layering, it is hard to go wrong with the use of soft furnishings such as Roman blinds or curtains. For example, you could combine a larger, textured blockout Roman blind with a slimline sheer roller blind for a sophisticated, functional finish. You could also choose to layer floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains with white plantation shutters for a luxurious look. The possibilities are endless!
Motorising Blinds and Curtains
In addition to traditional window coverings, we expect motorised blinds will continue to be popular in 2023 and beyond. Nothing could be easier than controlling the amount of light and privacy in a room with just the click of a button. As homes become more connected to tech, it’s only natural that window coverings will follow suit. You can even set your motorised blinds on a schedule for added automation. Now that’s convivence!
Start Planning Your New Window Coverings Today
Overall, the trends for window coverings in 2023 will continue to be all about bringing comfort to the home by finding the right solution for you. With the added convenience of motorisation, it’s easier than ever to create the perfect window covering designs for your home. Whether you’re looking for natural and organic materials, a better indoor-outdoor connection, sustainable choices, or the mixing and layering of different materials and textures, we have the products and expertise to help you achieve the perfect look for your home.
If you’re in the market for new window coverings, reach out to us at Riverina Plantation Shutters. We have a wide selection of high-quality window furnishings and an experienced and passionate team who can help you choose the best options for your home.
Contact us today to learn more and start turning your interior design dreams into reality.