Styles change. Designers come up with new designs, and new fabric collections are in while the old ones are tossed out.


Gray and White Geometric Cotton Roman Shade


If you’re wondering what’s in style today, here’s what our customers are requesting now.

  • Customers are requesting softer, more feminine curtains. We are seeing less of the modern blue and gray color palette, which was popular the past 5 years. We are seeing a surprising uptick in requests for soft pinks and soft greens now. Pink and cream, as well as light green and white are emerging as popular color combinations now. This change is also reflected in florals becoming more popular as opposed to the geometric fabric patterns that have dominated for over a decade now.


  • Striped fabrics are also becoming more subtle and soft. Sharp, modern stripes in contrasting navy and black colors are less popular. Now, customers are starting to select meandering, uneven stripes in watercolor designs with soft yellows and greens against off-white backgrounds.


  • Traditional, higher end fabrics are remaining strong and demand is even picking up more. Rayon blend linen in neutral-colored pastoral toile and French country designs is popular on long draperies and pleated window treatment styles. Asian toile patterns are also popular with traditional rooms.


  • For our linen blend fabrics, customers are now experimenting more with pattern and color. They desire white linens less, and are now more interested in linen blend fabrics in natural colors and floral patterns.


  • We are receiving fewer requests for boxed cornices and more requests for scalloped and arched shapes. Again, the transition from bold modern to a more feminine, traditional look is evident here too.


  • For Roman shades, we are experiencing rising demand for relaxed styles compared to the flat, simple Roman shade look, especially with floral patterns.


  • We see less demand for layering soft window treatments with shutters. It appears that our customers have been less and less interested in plantation shutters over the years.


  • As far as trims, we see a steady demand for tassel fringe in white and blue colors. However, most of our trim demand has been for embroidered tape trim on solid color draperies and window valances. This trend for high-end embroidered tapes has been steady for over a decade now and remains steady.


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