Well here we are, 2020 is upon us and what it will bring, no one knows.
One thing for sure in the window covering world we can promise you these trends will improve the way you live each and every day in your home, and will stay for a while due to their lasting simplicity, calm tones and ease of use. These trends may just turn into must haves and staples in all our homes. You heard it here first!
Anyone with kids knows that the cords from blinds attract children and it takes work to keep them safe. This is not exactly a recent trend but every year we see new innovations to increase safety for children and pets and 2020 is no exception. Whether you want to go cordless for safety, appearance or function the LiteRise® operating system from Hunter Douglas makes raising or lowering blinds and shades easier than ever. Its proprietary design holds blinds and shades securely in any position—no constant adjusting. Simply push up to raise and pull down to lower. Your blinds and shades stay right where you put them. The absence of cords offers a clean, uncluttered look that is safe for both children and pets.
With more and more homes starting to use smart home technology and users becoming experts with their smart phones it only obvious the next trend is automation and motorization. Hunter Douglas is leading the industry with their PowerView® system! You can move your shades according to schedules you set, day or night, whether you’re home or away. Operate PowerView shades with your tablet, smartphone or our sleek Pebble® Remote, available in a wide range of colors. PowerView is also compatible with smart-home systems for premium convenience. We will be seeing this trend in a growing number of homes now and for years to come.
As we spend more and more time inside the increased interest to bring natural elements inside the home has become greater. We see this with the rise of Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood shades. Crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades lend beauty and light to transform your décor. From textured fabrics to lighter more refined weaves, natural fibers add an organic style to your room filtering sunlight beautifully. With the new decade upon us consumers are looking for simple and a casual style when it comes to the natural shades.
Our consumers today have told us that they are looking for ways to lower the cost of heating and cooling their homes, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Hunter Douglas is an industry leader in making a big energy savings difference at the window. The latest innovation is the Duette Architella® honeycomb fabric featuring a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design for even greater energy efficiency. Today, we continue to think about the impact all of our window fashions can make.
With 2020 just beginning we know these trends will carry through this year and into the next with Child Safety and Automation leading the way. Consumers are looking for long lasting innovative products and know Hunter Douglas will continue to lead the way and continue to bring these beautiful top trends to your home.