Originally published 2/7/2014. As we finish editing and uploading new videos, we will update this post and our Window Treatment Trends for 2014 video playlist.
We just returned from the 2014 International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas and BOY do we have lots of new products and window treatment trends for 2014 to tell you about!
What’s Hot in Window Treatment Trends for 2014?
Multi-layer window treatments that combine drapes with blinds, shades and shutters were all the rage at this year’s show! Check out this video showcasing an innovative drapery design we saw at IWCE.
Video Demo of Multi-layer Treatment
Window Treatment Accessories
Another trend in window treatments for 2014 that we saw a lot of at this year’s show were TONs of new options for customizing and personalizing drapery hardware and accessories. Check out this photo gallery of new window treatment trends & drapery accessories we saw at this year’s show.
Our New Favorite Window Treatment for 2014 – Uplifting Shutters
These uplifting shutters from Comfortex have the tilt rod built into the frame so you can easily control all louvers, PLUS, it can be lifted from the bottom up to give you a full view of the window just like horizontal blinds. Check out this video demonstration to see how uplifting shutters work.
Update 1 – 3/10/2014
Interested in privacy and a better view outside your home without a multi-layer treatment?? Check out these unique Double View Wood Blinds from Water’s Edge that we saw at IWCE 2014.
Update 2 – 3/20/2014
There are many ways to help your home or business stand out, but why should you limit them after you pull down the shades? Custom screen printed roller shades are a new window covering trend for 2014 that you can use to add your favorite sports team’s logo to your game room shades, or how about your company’s logo on a commercial storefront. Check out this video demo below.
Update 3 – 3/27/2014
If chosen correctly, Mariak roller shades can be up to 50% more energy efficient than a standard roller shade. Data shows that within three years the cost will have paid for itself, if the right product has been installed. The Ultimate Achievement Mariak roller shade uses an advanced window covering material designed to be eco friendly and energy efficient for use in your home or office. View this video with another of the window treatment trends for 2014.
Update 4 – 4/3/2014
Protect interior surfaces, reduce glare, and minimize heat with Phifer Sheerweave solar screen fabric. Ideal for roller / solar shades, this innovative new window treatment challenges the traditional style of fabric with a distinct two sided appearance that maximizes both outward visibility and solar heat reduction.
Update 5 – 4/25/2014
Solar Powered Motorization!
Look mom – no wiring!! Solar powered drapes from BTX eliminate the need for rewiring your home or office to accommodate your motorized window coverings. Keeping with the other window treatment trends for 2014, this year’s model got updated to be more efficient and install friendly.
Update 6 – 5/28/2014
Introducing Serena the Wireless, Automated, and Battery Powered Roller Shade
Battery powered roller shades are easy-to-use and are a modern design to raise your window shades with a remote control or on a timer system. Learn more about this sophisticated and one of our favorite window treatment trends for 2014.
Update 7 – 6/11/2014
Customize your Shades with Cool New Designs for Children and Adults
Licensed Disney, NFL, MLB screen printed roller shades represent your favorite sports team or movie character. Learn more about custom options that will help refresh the interior of your bedroom, restaurant or bar in one of the more popular window treatment trends for 2014.
Update 8 – 7/15/2014
Manage your shades from your tablet or smartphone!
The Qsync Smartphone app can control up to 500 shades from one device works with the silent motorized battery powered drapery track system and has a 2 inch wood blind tilt and lift system! Control your shades from a phone or tablet to compliment these advanced shading systems from QMotion.
Update 9 – 8/29/2014
New shutter with advanced glare reduction for a traditional shutter with modern features!
Block harmful UV rays from damaging your interior and more benefits for your home. Protect your investments with an easy to use solar shutter for maximum glare reduction and privacy features. One of the more recent advancements in sun management, the screen attaches to the rear shutter with magnets that minimizes light that penetrates through the required margin tolerances.
Let Us Know What You Think!
- Did we miss any window treatment trends for 2014?
- What do you think about the growing trend for multi-layer window treatments?
- Would you like to install uplifting shutters in your home?
Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think about these trends in window treatments for 2014.