7 Trendy Window Covering Options To Consider This Spring

Are you on the lookout for new window covering for spring? If you are, then below are some of the hottest trends to be on the lookout for if you want to get it right when updating your windows.

1. Layering

Most window coverings work best when they are layered on the windows and this makes layering a must whether is summer, spring, winter, or fall. One of the trendy layering options is where sheers are layered over window blinds combining the simplicity of the latter with the softness, motion, and texture synonymous with sheer curtains. The layers create a stunning presentation that exudes finesse and flexibility on the windows making them stand out. The combination allows ample light control and complete privacy day or night.

2. Wavefold Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are making a huge comeback especially after they got a facelift; they now have a sleek and more contemporary look. One of the top choice worth considering is the wavefold sheers that give a drape that has a continuous smooth wave that creates a relaxing effect with an alluring elegance. Wavefold sheer curtains have a soft fabric that appears to be floating and can make a room feel warm and spacey.

If you are eyeing one of the hottest trends this spring, then this should be your top choice. Wavefold sheers can be the perfect option for blending your indoor and outdoor living areas while also enhancing the ambience on both sides. The sheers can also create motion and texture. They are easy to operate since they are light; they can be open and shut with the flick of a wand.

3. Outdoor Blinds

Outdoor blinds are not technically window blinds, but they do add a huge amount benefits to your home. They reduce/eliminate the harsh effects of nature in your patio area. We are talking wind, sun, rain, and bugs (and birds).

There are a few different options with outdoor blinds, some of which can completely seal off your outdoor area – creating another room in your home.


4. Floor To Ceiling Curtains

Short curtains have become dated and the floor to ceiling variants are the in thing. With the short curtains, you create the illusion of short windows and having a low ceiling thus making the room feel cramped. Most of the floor to ceiling curtains are custom-made to meet the height of the customer’s windows since people have become creative with the size and height of windows in their homes.

They should be hung as high as possible to give an added vertical extension while making the windows look larger, and the room more spacious. Given what they can do, it should not be a surprise that they are a hot pick for spring. With the floor to ceiling curtains, you get full control of the amount of light you allow in and enjoy some privacy. The curtains also provide thermal insulation during the warm months by keeping the hot air out and preserving the cool indoor air.

5. White Plantation Shutters

It is hard to go wrong with white shutters; they are an ideal option if you are in doubt about your choices. The shutters look good indoors and make the windows stand out from the outside especially when placed across the front windows. They are what you may want to get if you are looking for something that adds some kerb appeal to your home’s façade.

The plantation shutters also aid in noise insulation keeping the traffic noise outside. Remember to work with custom-made plantation shutters, preferably those that are handcrafted according to the dimensions of your windows; these will have a snug fit and give an attractive presentation.

6. Two Blinds In One

What you get with these is dual functionality. The curtains are dual roller blinds with a double bracket system hold two fabrics. One of the fabrics is meant to block out the light and the warm air while the other is a sheer to allow you some light and a view of the outdoor without compromising your privacy.

The independent control of each blind gives you the freedom to enjoy the outside view while allowing a soft diffused light into the house and still maintain your privacy. At night, you can put both fabrics to completely cover the window. Given such qualities, the double roller blinds are among the top options of window covering for some households this spring.

7. Whisper Cellular Shades

Cellular shades have, in the recent years, gain popularity as an energy efficient window covering option. Spring is all about the sun and warmth; as such, most of us look into options that help to keep our homes cool throughout the season.

Whisper cellular shades are made from a unique fabric that has a cellular shape (looks like honeycombs) and has excellent insulation properties. The cellular structure aids in trapping air thus playing a role in the management of indoor temperatures by keeping the warm air out and preserving the cool indoor conditions. With the whisper cellular shades, you get fashionable window coverings that also help you cut your energy costs by up to 32%.


9 Stages of A DIY Home Decor Project

We have all experienced this before. You are planning a big project at home. It has taken a bit of time for you to brainstorm ideas then one day, a fancy idea hits you, you are ready to get to work.

Here are the 9 stages of a typical DIY home décor project. Have you started yet?

1. Search For Inspiration

It is one of those boring Sunday mornings and you have nothing to do apart from thinking of that corner in your home that you ought to spice up. With a little brainstorm, a loose DIY project comes to mind. You then decide make a cup of tea as you browse through various photos and websites to get a clear picture of your décor plan. This is the fun part as there is much more work to be done in the actual transformation of your living space.

2. Formulate A Plan

You are now very excited that you have settled on some details. You decide to come up with a list of stuff that you need to buy from the décor store. You encounter some problems. Your list is not as organized as you would want it. You make another listing, this time with your favorite pen.

3. Tell Everyone About Your Project

If you do not live alone, it is very important to inform everyone else under your roof of what you are planning to do. Informing everyone about your DIY projects brings a lot of joy and satisfaction. You need to have witnesses for your grand project. After all, you have been planning for quite some time now. So yes, you need to make everyone else as excited as you are. This is very important.

4. Feel Resentful For Telling Everyone

This may sound funny but it is an actual reality in many DIY home décor projects. By telling everyone of what you intend to do, you pile up the pressure on yourself to perform exceptionally in order to impress members of your family and friends. Now, everyone will have high exceptions. But, what can you do now. The deed is already done. Do not get irritated when they start questioning why the project is taking long. You should expect questions like, “Wasn’t this thing supposed to be finished like yesterday?” All you need to worry about however is whether you are doing the work properly.

5. Clear Your Schedule For the Next Weekend

So your project is somehow delaying as you were late to begin work today. You begin to clear up your schedule for the next weekend in order to create more time for your work. But, you have to make sure that there will be no more delays and interruptions to your work.

This forces you to delegate all your duties and responsibilities to other family members. You also reject social invitations to make sure that you dedicate that day to some serious work.
You plan to be up early on that day to go to the DIY shop and back before everyone else wakes and has breakfast. And, most probably you will.

6. Embrace Your Can-Do Mood

Saturday is here and you get started with your plan by waking up early and getting to the DIY store in time. Some may say you look like a kid in a candy store �” each aisle has everything you would like to improve your home.

There is something about DIY stores that make it really hard to get exactly what you are looking for. You end up spending a lot of time, nearly four times the time you had intended, to finally leave the store with bags of everything that you wanted.

7. Get In The Zone

You get back home and you drop your items on the floor. You are now ready to really get started with it. You feel psyched up and optimistic.

8. Put The Kettle On

But just before you begin your grand project, you see it fit to have a cup of tea to stimulate your senses. As you drink your tea, you pick up your phone and start browsing some photos of similar DIY projects and you suddenly come across something that looks way better and you decide to change your mind.

You decide to run back to the store. This time everything is clearer. You know where exactly to find every item you need. You get what you need and leave as fast as possible. You get home and it is then that you realize that the day is almost coming to an end. You try to convince yourself that there is something you can do before the day but you decide it is not worth it to make a mess this late.

So, you decide to push the project to the next weekend.

9. Reschedule

Here you tell everyone that you are not available for the coming weekend. You explain that you are still working on your DIY project and that it has turned out to be more demanding than expected. This is where you hope that no one in your family is actually familiar with the ins and outs of DIY home décor.