As we all know, first impressions count! Buying the right window treatments for your home can help potential buyers feel more comfortable, improve its functionality and most importantly, increase the home’s resale value. To help you choose your new window treatments, the team from ABC Blinds & Awnings have pulled together their top five trends for 2019.
With the growing popularity of smart tech in the home, it should come as no surprise that smart blinds are going to be huge next year! These innovative motorised devices allow you to control your blinds from any location, operating through a hub that connects to your smartphone for complete ease of use.
Aero roller blinds
These award-winning roller blinds are still pretty new to the market and feature a dual fabric system, so you can choose multiple fabrics within the one blind. The auto rise feature is one of our favourite attributes of Aero blinds, offering super easy operation while looking stylish and sleek.
Shutters are perfectly suited to the Australian climate, allowing a free flow of air into your home, while protecting your interior from harsh sunlight. We’re seeing a rising trend in black shutters for the home, as they’re both practical and can help modernise any space. Shutters can be customised in a range of different styles, including plantation, bi-folds, which we predict will be popular next year. This style allows you to fold the shutters to one side or the other, to expose the entire window and act as a room divider.
Sheer linen curtains are increasing in popularity as an extremely absorbent fabric with heat-regulating properties. Linen is also hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial, so if anyone in your home is prone to allergies, linen curtains are ideal. Also, seeing as linen is a strong material, you won’t have to worry about your curtains wearing down over time.
With so many homes around Australia built close to the coastline, outdoor blinds that offer protection from the wind are a worthwhile investment. Designed in WA, Windmaster blinds have features to minimise fabric movement and withstand strong winds. They’re a must for creating a sheltered outdoor area that you can entertain in all year long.
Whatever type of home you have, it’s important to get great quality window treatments that perform the right function in your space.