2022 is here! We’ve put together six of the hottest window blind trends that’ll help you select the right fit – one that not only goes well with your home or office décor but at the same time offers the highest degree of comfort.
From aesthetics to privacy to technological advancements, we’ve taken several points into consideration to help you level up your home’s interior and visual appeal.
Following are the six window blind types we’ll be discussing throughout the blog post:
- Cordless Blinds
- Zebra Shades
- Roller/Solar Shades
- Cellular Day & Night Shades
- Smart Blinds
- Eco-Friendly Blinds
Window Blind Trends for 2022 and Beyond!
1. Cordless Blinds
If you’ve ever used corded blinds, you may already know how dangerous they can be – as children can find themselves entangled in them real quick.
Fortunately, they have now been banned from stores.
As a result, cordless blinds have begun gaining traction and are turning out to be incredibly popular, all thanks to their style, function as well as safety options.
When it comes to cordless blinds, all you need to do is simply raise or lower them.
You don’t have to waste your valuable time untying knots and untangling cords.
Apart from being highly functional and safer than other window treatment options, cordless blinds are attractive as you won’t have to deal with and hide ugly cords, resulting in windows looking uncluttered and streamlined. At the same time, cordless blinds are available in a wide range of styles and colors to choose from, which will help you find the right fit that goes perfectly well with your home furnishings and décor.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “Cordless blinds are a perfect and safe alternative to corded ones. Not only are they safe, but they are highly functional and available in different styles and colors, which is what makes cordless blinds so revolutionary.”
2. Zebra Shades
Believe it or not – Zebra Shades has taken the window treatment industry by storm.
At first glance, they look just like roller blinds. But as you use them, you’ll notice that Zebra window shades feature a unique combination of solid and sheer fabric in a single shade.
Upon using the pull-cord to pull them up or down, the fabric loop scrolls up and down over a tube, leading to front stripes passing over the back ones. This, in turn, results in lining up of solid over sheer or solid over solid stripes.
Not only are Zebra shades popular for their unique design but the alternating solid-sheer mechanism results in better light and visibility control.
The lineup of solid over solid stripes leaves the sheer stripes uncovered, which in turn results in the light entering the room. Or, if you require darkness and privacy, you can just move the solid stripes over the sheer ones.
As simple as that!
You can always lift the shades completely to enjoy the view without any obstructions.
Just like Cordless Blinds, Zebra Shades are incredibly popular and are available in a wide range of textures, fabric, and colors. This means – you don’t have to worry about not being able to enjoy Zebra Window shades due to lack of options that go well with your home décor.
Another added benefit of Zebra Shades is wire-free, battery-operated rechargeable motorization option that’ll help you operate them with ease via a handheld remote. Either you can operate them individually or simultaneously, helping you not only save your time but also leaving a great impression in front of your guests.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “Zebra shades are so ahead of time. Their advanced solid-sheer mechanism allows people to have better control over their light – which is not the case with many other window treatment options out there.”
3. Roller & Solar Shades
Designer fabric Roller Blinds or screen material Solar Shades, have been popular for decades – and they still haven’t lost their touch. We are seeing more and more people selecting and installing these window shades over other window treatment options.
Not only are roller shades affordable, but they are available in a wide range of styles and color options.
Roller shades are durable and easy to maintain. Unlike traditional blinds, all you’ll have to do in the case of roller blinds is wipe them with a moist or dry cloth. At the same time, they can protect you and your loved ones from harmful ultraviolet rays, as they are designed such that they can help manage the amount of sunlight entering the room.
Roller & Solar shades are available in different styles and color options. One of the big reasons why they are so popular is their simple design. Not only will they help you ensure that your windows look uncluttered and clean, but Roller Shades will also level up your home’s aesthetic appeal.
And just like Zebra Shades, you can operate Roller Shades with ease via remote control, all thanks to battery-operated rechargeable motorization.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “Roller and solar shades will hands-down go in the history books as the window covering options that never lost their touch. From their ease of use to countless options to simplicity, consumers like everything there is about these shades and they never get bored.”
4. Cellular Day & Night Shades
Cellular blinds look just like pleated shades and are made up of two different material pieces. Excellent insulation is the main reason why they are incredibly famous and one of the hottest window blinds trends in 2022. These shades trap the air inside and guard against both heat and cold.
Installing cellular shades is a great way to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which in turn helps homeowners save huge on their light bills. That’s another reason why cellular shades are gaining traction.
These shades are available in different cell sizes to fit the needs of different windows. Cellular shades feature light-diffusing capabilities. Blackout shades can darken the room entirely. On the other hand, light-filtering shades will fill the room with a warm and soft glow. At the same time, darker-colored or double-cell shades can block more light.
Apart from their advanced mechanism, cellular blinds are popular because of their clean and contained look, which will help you find the right fit that goes perfectly well with your décor.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “It’s cold out there? Don’t worry – cellular shades will warm up the room. If it’s too hot, again – don’t worry, these shades will guard you and your loved ones against heat as well. From their excellent insulation to their light-diffusing capabilities, consumers who’ve purchased these shades from us have never been disappointed.”
5. Smart Blinds & Shades
Rapid technological advancements have resulted in the rise of smart blinds, as now you can sync and control your blinds via your smartphone. And you can do them individually or in groups.
Or you can just program them to open or close at fixed intervals. This means – you can kickstart your morning by programming your blinds to open exactly at 6 AM or 7 AM – whenever the sun comes up.
The miracles of technology!
Apart from being technologically advanced, smart blinds are available in different styles and color options, helping you level up your décor.
At the same time, you can integrate your smart blinds with your smart home hub to minimize the consumption of energy and save on your electricity bill. Doing so will allow the smart blinds to capture and monitor data points like time of day, weather, in-home temperature – and based on these data points, they can act accordingly.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “How far has the human race come in the past two decades! And we’re nowhere near the end of the revolution. Imagine being able to control your window coverings from the comfort of your couch. Yes – you don’t need to get up anymore, thanks to their battery-operated rechargeable motors. At the same time, you can save hundreds of dollars on your electricity bill by just integrating your smart blinds with your smart home hub – and the thought of itself is so revolutionary. We’re excited to see what’s next.”
Not only is a green home durable, but it’s also water and energy-efficient. Also, it has better indoor air quality when compared with non-eco-friendly ones. Energy-efficient blinds can help save up to about 40% on power usage. At the same time, they can block up to over 90% of direct sunlight.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly materials is a huge emerging market.
And with demand for eco-friendly products on the rise, companies are taking note with creative and innovative approaches. Companies are producing blinds by recycling textiles or from repurposed ocean plastic waste.
And it goes way beyond fabrics. Even synthetics are being developed to cut pollution and help energy management. And with the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable materials rising, we’ll be witnessing more and more people switching to eco-friendly blinds.
According to Anthony Rees., Commercial Director at Factory Direct Blinds, “As important as it is to plan our journey ahead, it’s equally important to preserve the resources we’ve right now for our future generations. At the same time, it’s our moral duty to protect the planet we live in. Hence, we predict blinds with strong eco credentials will be big in 2022 and beyond.”
You’ll be shocked to know how window blinds can level up your home’s aesthetic appeal, especially when you choose the right fit that goes perfectly well with your home décor.
With 2022 right around the corner and different types of window blinds available in the market, it makes sense to kick off new beginnings with exciting and thrilling yet small home décor changes – like installing window blinds or shades.
Guest Contributor: Chloe Miller