It’s time to take charge of your windows with this season’s hottest drapery trends! Whether your style is bold and beautiful or delicate and dreamy, a chic window treatment has the potential to transform any interior to create a captivating aesthetic that is effortlessly on-trend.
Here at Warwick we are always inspired by the latest trends and love to find the beauty within colour, texture, pattern and design. So, we’ve put together a list of four key drapery trends for 2017 so that you too can be inspired when designing your dream space. Most importantly, there are no rules and absolutely no need to coordinate the same aesthetic from room to room. Instead, it’s time to have some fun and let your unique sense of style lead the way!
Let’s get started!
1. SOPHISTICATED SCRIMS
The classic scrim with a sophisticated twist, this timeless drapery trend will breathe new life into existing interiors. Boasting a relaxed weave that offers weightless construction and a delicate refined look, scrims allow the perfect balance of light and privacy.
Providing a more distinguished look to the traditional crocheted scrim of the 70’s, this contemporary trend is light and airy with a fluid finish that will enhance the form and function of any room.
For a polished look that is comfortable yet sleek, combine a fine mesh scrim with dry textured plains in Charcoal and Stone. Or try a relaxed open weave paired with natural tones and soft textures for a casual aesthetic that exhibits a coastal mood. Whatever your style, a free-flowing scrim will blend seamlessly into any room and provide effortless harmony between features.
Interiors come alive with playful prints in a kaleidoscope of colours. Add personality and character to existing design schemes with bold drapes in bright patterns or opt for subtle sophistication with simple accents and gentle pops of colour.
With so many options on offer, this versatile trend gives you the power to be as delicate or as daring as you desire. From traditional florals and coastal stripes to contemporary geometrics and chic urban prints, the possibilities are endless!
For a truly immersive experience, mix and match printed drapes with colourful cushions and patterned rugs or keep it casual with soft sheers in an organic free-flowing design. Those seeking a striking style statement will love a geometric pattern in a bold colour palette, or perhaps a feminine botanical sheer in pretty shades of pastel will complete a look that is dreamy and relaxed.
3. TEXTURED PLAINS
Beautifully textured natural fibres are making a splash across contemporary interiors this season, with casual linens and crinkled cottons providing a timeless aesthetic that is relaxed, cosy and utterly on-trend.
What’s more, this tempting texture trend is more achievable than ever thanks to technological advancements in fabric construction. With the ability to mimic the relaxed movement and raw finish of natural fabrics, man-made fabrics are a popular alternative with alluring characteristics. Perfect for commercial environments such as hotels and restaurants, this low-crease and fade resistant option will bring a soft and organic aesthetic to corporate arenas without compromising on durability.
Whether it’s flowing drapes, thick curtains or Roman blinds, textured plains will blend seamlessly into any design scheme. Use colour to enhance character and depth, and experiment with surface feel to achieve the aesthetic you desire. Silky textures paired with a neutral colour palette are ideal for modern interiors seeking a sophisticated look, while thick plains in regal, deeper shades are perfect for gathered drapes in more traditional settings.
4. METALLIC SHEERS
Glam, chic and luxurious, metallic sheers are making a comeback this year! Providing a refreshing contrast to the natural look favoured across Australian homes in the past few years, this modern trend is sleek and sophisticated with a stunning high-end feel.
Contemporary sheers in a continuous wide width are the perfect match for dramatic architectural windows and glass displays. Ideal for window treatments in both residential and commercial settings, sheer drapes offer soft delicate qualities while captivating metallic yarns add texture and dimension.
Whether it’s a slight sheen or a bold and shiny lustre, the choice is yours! For urban apartments seeking a stylish edge, metallic sheers in Charcoal or Steel will create a dramatic feel that is modern and moody. While patterned sheers with metallic highlights offer an aesthetic that is striking and bold – try modern designs such as small scale geometrics and pin stripes or choose free-flowing designs with visual texture to create a look that is organic and refined.
Construction is a key part of any window treatment, and draping a fabric in just the right way will enhance the aesthetic of your interior with beautiful simplicity.
Unstructured roman blinds and flowing sheers are relaxed options designed to complement bedrooms and casual coastal homes. Providing a picture-perfect finish to existing design schemes, sheer drapes will fall with ease to create a stylish aesthetic that is refined yet comfortable.
Creating contrast to the light and breezy nature of sheers, structured roman blinds offer firm construction with a clean finish that is best suited to contemporary kitchens or formal dining rooms seeking a refined look. Traditional spaces favour classic window treatments with thick luxurious fabrics and layers of pleats, while details such as fringing and buttons will add texture and character. For interiors seeking a minimalist look where an understated elegance is desired, subtle headers like gathers, folds and eyelets are an ideal way to enhance the aesthetic of the room without compromising on simplicity.
For those seeking a truly bespoke aesthetic, custom-made window treatments are the only way to go. Big architectural frames and windows that span from ceiling to floor are ideal for custom-made drapes, which can be tailored to suit wide width and expansive length with ease. Mix and match custom-made treatments with accessories such as cushions and rugs to achieve a look that is harmonious and balanced, or if factors such as privacy, light and insulation are at play why not consider pairing a heavily draped blind with a delicate sheer overlay to create effortless style that achieves both function and aesthetic.
Sources of inspirational image: Pleated header drape