The one sure thing about this life is that fads and trends do not last. If they did last, we’d all be wearing mullets and listening to hard rock from the 1980s. So, in a way we should be grateful. When it comes to window treatments however, do trends matter? That’s the question we’re going to try and answer today.
Why Window Treatment Trends Matter
So, there is exactly one reason why window treatment trends matter, and that’s because it will help you determine what type of custom window treatment to buy. Because manufacturers tend to stock and produce what is fashionable, you’re more likely to have a wider selection of trends available than non-trends, if that makes sense.
You can think of it like this: because bell-bottom pants were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, you were much more likely to find them in stock at your local retailer than other types of jeans. It is basically the same with window treatments.
So, in a way, window treatments do matter because they will (at least in part) determine what sort of window treatments are available to you.
Why Window Treatment Trends Don’t Matter
On the other hand, trends aren’t important at all. Unlike jeans, hairstyles, and music, window treatments aren’t something you’re going to replace that often (if ever). That means that no matter what the current trend or fashion is, you’re going to be stuck with it for a long time. Which, of course, makes the trend less relevant.
In the end, it is all about what you like, and what fits in your home, not what the current home décor magazines say is popular. That’s why we call them custom window treatments, because they are custom for your home.
While trends definitely dictate the direction of the market, there are still many options out there for you to make your designs unique and interesting. We recommend paying less attention to window treatment trends, and more attention to what actually fits in with your design. Remember you’ll have these for a long time, and replacing them to keep up with the Joneses will be extremely expensive. So it is much more important that you worry more about your personal taste than if they match the current trends.
That all being said, it is all up to you. That’s the great thing about design is that it is personal. So if the trends are something you like, that’s great. If window treatment trends aren’t something you care about, that’s great too. There are many ways for you to customize your window treatments to make your home look and feel unique, and in the end that is all that matters.