What is the Most Popular Window Treatment?


Window treatments are an easy way to transform any space, providing light control, privacy, and sun protection simultaneously. Choose the custom Roman shades.

Following years of maximalism in design, minimalism is back on trend – particularly when it comes to window treatments.

Cordless blinds have become one of the hottest trends, offering energy efficiency and eliminating strangulation hazards for children and pets.

Plantation Shutters

Shutters are one of the most beloved window treatments, offering timeless style to match any decorating aesthetic. Unlike blinds, shutters are installed inside your windows’ frames and open and close like doors – no pull strings required! Constructed of either wood or composite material and available with different louver sizes to customize their aesthetic to your liking, high-quality plantation shutters manufactured in America from eco-friendly materials provide long-lasting performance while being custom tailored for each window in a perfect fit.

Investing in quality products that stand the test of time makes sense, as shutters are more permanent fixtures in your home. There is a range of shutter styles to select from – modern, rustic, traditional, colonial – and louver sizes to consider when making your purchase decision. Louver size can significantly change how they appear within a space; you may also select from various frames and mounts that complement the aesthetic of your room, plus custom hinges painted or stained to coordinate.

Shutters offer superior insulation compared to other window treatments, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Furthermore, shutters can be upgraded with additional features to increase their energy efficiencies, such as cellular shades or motorized features – and some manufacturers even provide hidden tilt rods behind louvers for an aesthetically pleasing finish.

As much as we might wish we could all agree that plantation shutters are offensive, this requires a global shift in their marketing, sale, and use. Unfortunately, this issue won’t be solved quickly; confusion remains prevalent and will likely persist until the industry can agree on the term to refer to these products.


Blinds are complex window treatments composed of horizontal slats (sometimes called louvers) which fold or stack in a vertical bunch when drawn up, offering various degrees of privacy and light control. Window blinds come in different materials like wood, faux wood, or metal; each provides its degree of light control.

Window blinds come in various colors, textures, and styles – from wood-grain blinds to faux wood blinds – making them versatile in interior design. Wood and faux wood blinds are particularly fashionable as they integrate perfectly with naturalist trends in interior design; they are energy efficient, providing relief from the summer heat while letting in natural winter warmth.

Cellular shades are another popular type of window blind, providing energy efficiency, light filtering, and privacy benefits. Available in an array of earth tone colors and textures that suit naturalist design trends; their honeycomb-like structure helps reduce heat loss/coldness while blocking unwanted sunlight rays; these blinds can be operated via pull cord or motorized system and cordless models may reduce strangulation risks in children’s rooms.

Blinds may be mounted both inside and outside a window frame. Blinds mounted outside tend to be covered by draperies for an elegant finish and increased privacy. At the same time, those installed inside offer a more streamlined appearance without as effective a light reduction or privacy measures.

Curtains and soft window treatments without slats can be combined with blinds to balance light and privacy. One way of using curtains is to hang them on two separate rods with thicker drapes on one end and sheers on another for added light diffusion and privacy, respectively. You can then close down thicker drapes when needed while opening sheers for diffused illumination effects.


Shades are an effective and cost-efficient window treatment option that combines many styles to complement any style or decor. From single-panel fabrics to woven woods, shades provide natural light while protecting furniture and artwork from UV rays. Roller shades offer more contemporary looks; some come equipped with blackout lining for light filtering and room-darkening capabilities; Soluna’s cellular roller shades even come equipped with built-in blackout lining that enables them to serve both functions!

2022 will see an increasing trend towards natural materials and textures for window treatments, adding coziness and rustic charm while creating more refined looks.

An increasingly popular trend is using intelligent window treatments with innovative technology, from automated shades that can be controlled remotely to mechanical shutters that adjust depending on the time of day.

The 1980s marked a shift toward more modern, sleek interior design with minimal draperies and multiple blinds – from mini blinds to faux wood blinds as an affordable alternative. Wallpaper and furniture became less uniform; mix-and-match styles became the norm, such as in French country dining rooms with dark stained trim, oak-colored wooden blinds, and burgundy or hunter-green drapes for an elegant presentation.

The 2010s witnessed an increasing emphasis on traditional elements with modern touches, such as bold colors and prints on fabric and drapery. Bold hues add vibrancy to any interior space, while neutrals provide balance. Combining window treatments with wall color is also popular among those wanting their home to appear more cohesive and cohesive.

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