Interior design is a lot like fashion. Trends come and go, in a sometimes cyclical manner, and it can be hard to know what’s in and what’s out. While you obviously don’t have to follow those trends to a T, it can be great to know what’s available, and what trends other people are enjoying at any given moment. As we get closer and closer to 2024, we thought we’d take a look at curtain trends and where we reckon they might be headed.
While this isn’t exactly a clear-cut aesthetic, sustainability is definitely going to be highly influential in all aesthetics as we get towards 2024. Eco-friendly materials, dyes, and production methods are becoming more and more important, and will define what our products look like going into the future. Natural materials aren’t homogenous, but they do have a somewhat particular look.
If you take a look at a specialist retailer such as Woodyatt Curtains, you’ll notice that neutral colours and tones are definitely in at the moment. While curtains can be a good way of introducing some brightness into a space, they can also sometimes be a bit too much, especially if the walls are already a bold tone.
Neutral tones also don’t have to be boring; there are plenty of refreshing options available, if you just know where to look. We expect this trend to pick up more and more as the months roll by.
While layered curtains were out of fashion for a while (we have no idea why) they’re definitely back now, and back with a bang. Layered curtains can be a lovely way of adding depth to a room, and they can be highly functional as well.
A popular option is to have a sheer curtain next to the glass, to provide some light filtering and privacy during the day, and then a thicker option to completely block the light at night. You can pick complementary colours if you like, or just keep them both the same.
With the recent spike in energy prices, people have become increasingly aware of the importance of insulation. Windows are the least insulated areas in most homes, so it makes sense to use your curtains to try to limit heat loss.
Thermally lined curtains can help keep rooms nice and warm during the winter, and cool during those hot summer months. You can either look for curtains that are already lined, or if you find an option that you really like, you can get those and then add a lining to them later on.
Hopefully, these trends will have you feeling inspired to go your own way, and make the most of your window-covering styling options. Curtains don’t last forever, and can look pretty bad when they get too dirty and tattered. Buying a new set can be a lovely way to mix up the aesthetic of your house, making the room feel like a totally new space.