Top 3 Window Covering Trends on Instagram

Abigail Sawyer | 02 Mar 2017 | Trends

Need to cover your windows, but don’t know which style to choose? We’ve gathered Instagram photos from real Blinds.com customers to show you what’s trending now and is guaranteed to give you home some major style points.

1. Woven Wood Shades

These shades aren’t just for tiki bars!

Woven Wood Shades, also known as bamboo blinds, are what every home decor blogger is putting in her windows. We’ve seen this look grow in popularity for a few years, but with the new neutral + texture look (think jute rugs, wall hangings, faux fur), woven woods have really hit their stride.

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When to Choose this Look

If your style is farmhouse, eclectic, global, french country, or coastal – woven woods are a perfect fit.

For ultra modern, formal, traditional victorian, or uber-glam styles, woven woods might not be right. They fit best with a style that doesn’t take itself too seriously and has a little casualness to it.

We’ve had sunshine for days and it’s got me feeling a little frisky with the pillows☀ Somedays I’m all about the classic neutrals and other days I’m rooting for those punches of vivid color. If mixing them is wrong, I don’t want to be right Is anyone else stuck in a love triangle with neutrals and brights like me? • • • • • #calihomevibes #currenthomeview #moreismoredecor #howyouhome #smallspacesquad #imaremodelaholic #handmademodernhome #mycb2 #pocketofmyhome #ggathome #mymodern #stylemuttspaces #ehdweekendmakeover #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #SMmakelifebeautiful #beckiowensfeature #theeverygirl #bhghome #brightwhitewednesday #finditstyleit #freshdigsfriday #showEmyourstyled #homewithrue #apartmenttherapy #decorcrushing #sodomino #mypotterybarn #smpliving #simplystyleyourspace

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Get the look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Economy Woven Wood Shades in Sarasota Cocoa

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Capri Maple

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Rustic Jute

Good morning, sunshine! It’s going to be a great day. ☀️

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Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Capri Maple

Room reveal alert! I know a lot of people aren’t a fan of faux taxidermy. Every time I post a picture of our bedroom, someone comments on our “ugly” deer head. But I still love it because it reminds me of my and Robert’s honeymoon in Asheville, NC. We stayed at The Grand Bohemian Hotel, which had a modern glam hunting lodge feel to the decor, and our honeymoon suite had antler chandeliers. It always stuck with me. And when we left to start our newlywed life together, I told myself I would one day put antlers in our bedroom decor. So there good ol’ “Pat the Deer” (as we’ve lovingly named him) hangs out. Moral of the story: Decorate with what you love and don’t let anyone tell you it’s ugly. It’s your home, not theirs. Our master bedroom’s big reveal and full source list is #ontheblog today! #linkinbio http://liketk.it/2pgm8 @liketoknow.it #liketkit

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Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Capri Maple

Get the Look: Blinds.com Woven Wood Shades in Capri Maple

Get the Look: Blinds.com Economy Woven Wood Shades in Sarasota Camel

Get the Look: Bali Natural Woven Wood Shades in Cabo Placid

2. Plantation Shutters

Shutters are give you a clean, classic look and are a foolproof window choice. They have been called “fine furniture for your windows” and designers love them for their clean lines and stately look.

Wood Shutters and Faux Wood Shutters are durable, easy to clean and even add resale value to your home.

white interior shutters living room

When to Choose this Look

Plantation Shutters have their roots in classic architecture, so they look best in historical homes or new construction with traditional sensibilities. If your style is mediterranean, traditional, transitional, coastal or farmhouse – shutters are a great pick.

Shutters may not be the best fit for modern spaces or mid century decor. However, these versatile treatments can truly be made to work in any space with the right styling.

Get the Look: Premium Wood Shutters in Bright White with Hidden Tilt

Get the Look: Blinds.com Simplicity Wood Shutters in Bright White

Get the Look: Blinds.com Simplicity Wood Shutters in Bright White

Get the Look: Blinds.com Composite Shutters in Silk White

Get the Look: Blinds.com Premium Wood Shutters in Bright White

My office is really coming together!! I think I just need a fun chair and it may be done! #athomewithbg #homedecor

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Get the Look: Blinds.com Simplicity Wood Shutters in Bright White

Get the Look: Blinds.com Premium Wood Shutters in Off White

3. Roman Shades

Roman Shades are the perfect choice if your space feels stark and needs some softness. Elegant fabrics will offer privacy and are available in blackout or light filtering.

Most of our Instagram picks feature roman shades in solid fabrics. Window treatments need to stand the test of time through changing styles, so a basic solid is always a safe choice. If you want to make a statement with your windows, try one of 100s of available prints.

roman shades living room

When to Choose this Look

When you choose a high-end fabric like silk or borcade, Roman Shades are great for formal and traditional spaces. If you choose a casual linen-like fabric, they work equally well for farmhouse, eclectic, coastal or scandinavian styles.

Roman shades are available so many fabrics and construction styles that they are versatile enough for any space. For a formal room choose a voluminous hobbled look with looped fabric even when the shade is lowered. For a modern space choose a flat fold that has a clean look when lowered.

Get the Look: Blinds.com Designer Roman Shades in Normandy Sandstone

Get the Look: Blinds.com Designer Roman Shades in Camden Dark Storm

Get the Look: Blinds.com Premium Roman Shades in Lexi White

The sun decided to make an appearance ☀️ #SunnySunday #momentswithsunday #meahome #interior

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Get the Look: Premium Roman Shade in Camelot Walnut

Get the Look: Designer Roman Shades in Odyssey Graphite

Honorable Mention: White Curtains

Close behind our top 3 styles were clean white curtains. In fact, many of our customer photos featured white curtains layered on top of one of these other trending styles.

When to Choose this Look

If you want to give your room a high-end, finished look, pinch pleat curtains in a simple white are a sure win. They’re perfect for farmhouse, eclectic, minimal, mid-century, coastal, Scandinavian and Mediterranean homes.

If you have small children or pets, your curtains may quickly get dirty along the hem and bottom few feet, so we’d recommend another window treatment option.

Get the Look: Blinds.com Easy Classic Pleat Draperies in Lexi Cream

Pinch pleats for the win #blindsdotcomlove

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Get the Look: Blinds.com Easy Classic Pleat Draperies in Starlight Winter White

Get the Look: Blinds.com Easy Classic Pleat Draperies in Lexi White

Found Your Style Match + Ready to Seal the Deal?

If you’d like to order one of these styles for your home, but don’t know where to start, Blinds.com designers are ready to answer your questions by phone, email or live chat. Reach them at 800-505-1905.

 

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw