The Best Window Treatment Trends for Your Home in 2024

Elevate Your Home with Style and Smart Technology

woman stands in front of modern white shutters on sunlight windows, controlling the motorized window coverings from her phone

Welcome to our guide to the best window treatment trends for your home in 2024! We know you’re curious about what’s new in the world of home design this year, and we’re excited to share some of the latest and greatest styles with you.

As you know, home design trends are constantly evolving, and that includes window coverings. Because windows play such a significant role in the aesthetics of your home, it’s essential to be aware of what is trending if you plan to update them this year.

In this guide, you will learn how to elevate your home with style as we dive into the latest interior design trends. We’ll highlight trending materials and fabrics, explore innovative technology in window treatments, and show you how to effectively layer and mix styles in every room of your home. Let’s get started!

Embrace Elegance with Innovative Materials

To better understand the hottest window trends in 2024, we should first look at popular interior design trends. According to the experts, this year, home décor will be defined by an innovative use of materials. You can expect to see colors, textures, and fabrics used in fresh and unexpected ways. These elements combine to create elegant, beautiful spaces that appeal to all senses. If you plan to update your window coverings this year, consider these trends that check all the right boxes for style and durability.

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In 2024, the most popular colors in home décor will be natural yet sophisticated. Think luxe, soft neutrals like cream and beige and relaxed, warm earth tones.

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2024, Peach Fuzz, is a “velvety gentle peach tone,” “radiant with warmth and modern elegance.” This color creates a warm and welcoming ambiance when used in home interiors and can appear everywhere from walls and draperies to rugs and pillows.

Textures and Fabrics

Since this year is all about appealing to the senses, there is an excellent opportunity to experiment with a mix of materials in your home décor. This may include different textures and patterns, such as natural rattan, coarse pottery, shiny metals, and vintage-inspired textiles.

image of window treatments in dining room

When it comes to window treatments, try layering different elements to create a unique look with visual interest. This technique not only elevates the overall look of your windows but also gives you the versatility to change the look over time.

If you want your window treatments to make a big statement, use a bold curtain pattern against a neutral wall. This is an easy way to bring the feeling of texture while utilizing a durable and easy-to-care-for fabric. Consider a color pattern that complements the room to tie it all together.

You can also add texture to a room through the hardware on your window treatments. This year, shiny gold metals, matte aluminum, and painted metals are popular. Avoid skinny rods except in the smallest windows. In our projects, we see smooth metal rods with larger circumferences of 1 1/2 to 2 inches and simple, clean-looking finials on trend right now. 

When designing custom curtains and draperies for your home, you have the ability to choose each detail – from the fabric to the accessories and embellishments – so that every element is one of a kind.

Smart Solutions for Modern Living

Another trend in window treatments for 2024 is the continued increase in smart technology integration. Homeowners are introducing smart window treatments to improve ease of use, energy efficiency, and safety. With cordless motorization and simple push-button operation, it’s so easy the whole family can safely open and close the blinds—even the kids!

a young child smiles while safely opening blinds with motorized controls

Ease of Use

Motorized control options are the fastest-growing category in shade control, allowing easy opening and closing over almost any type of window treatment. It’s projected by the year 2028, motorization will be the dominate lift system throughout the industry! Depending on preference, you may control shades by remote control, wall switches or timers, a tablet, smartphone, or computer, or even by voice control. You’ll love the convenience of being able to close the living room blinds without having to get off the couch, or open your bedroom shades to let in the morning light as you wake up in bed.

picture of Motorized Window Treatments

Energy Efficiency

Smart blinds and shades aren’t just more convenient; they also offer better energy efficiency. You can set your automation system to open and close window coverings at the hottest or coolest times of the day, saving energy to heat and cool your home.

Further, the choice of window treatment type can also impact your energy efficiency. Cellular shades, window blinds, plantation shutters, and draperies can all help to block drafts and harsh sunlight.

Child and Pet Safety

Yet another advantage of smart technology in window treatments is improved child and pet safety. There have been several new laws and safety regulations issued in the past few years regarding the safety of window coverings. While manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products comply with these standards, it’s also important for homeowners to be aware and make improvements if necessary.

There are several ways to reduce the risks associated with corded window treatments, but the best way is to eliminate cords altogether. Innovations such as cordless blinds or shades and motorized controls come with built-in features to keep your children and pets safe.

Read more about window covering safety here: Here’s What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe

Considering all these benefits, it’s easy to see why smart window treatments continue to grow in popularity into 2024.

Natural Elements: Bringing the Outdoors In

In today’s eco-conscious world, many people are interested in sustainable and eco-friendly options in home décor. There are several options for window treatment materials that are both environmentally friendly and stylish.

picture of a woman smiling and drinking tea looking out the window with wood shutters in a modern room

For example, wood shutters and blinds are not only made from natural materials but also work very well with modern design trends. They provide a sophisticated look and fit well with the natural colors and styles popular this year.

Another unique option is woven wood shades. These beautiful shades are handwoven from organic materials such as bamboo, grasses, jute, and reeds. They are a fantastic way to bring natural, earthy texture to your home in an elegant and sustainable way.

picture of woven wood shades

Both options fit perfectly with the natural, earthy decorating trends of 2024 as people strive to connect with nature and bring warmth to indoor spaces.

The good news is that you don’t have to completely change your home’s style to include natural elements. They can easily be incorporated into many different design styles, from beachy or rustic to modern, boho, or even traditional aesthetics.

image of living space with a woven rug, rattan lamp, and nature-inspired décor

You can introduce this trend subtly with a woven rug, rattan lamp, or nature-inspired decor. For a bolder statement on your windows, swap out your old shades for woven wood shades or brighten up a room with a new drapery in a beautiful botanical print.

Versatility in Design: Layering and Mixing Styles

Next, let’s dive deeper into the art of layering and mixing styles. This approach not only creates a unique and exciting style but also brings versatility and enhanced functionality.

For example, you can start with your preference for blinds or shades, then add custom curtains or draperies to complement the style and colors in your home. There are so many options to choose from to create the perfect combination. One of the questions we receive most is the debate between curtains vs. blinds. You don’t have to choose – layer them and get the best of both worlds!

woman facing away, opening sheer curtains layered on top of white shutters

When you are ready for a design refresh, you can easily replace your shades with a new color or fabric, update your blinds to a natural wood look, or introduce a new drapery in an on-trend color or pattern to create a totally new look. Combining different types of window coverings provides versatility and allows you to keep your home’s décor dynamic.

Layer Style and Function in Every Room

Aside from aesthetics, mixing styles can also improve the function of your window treatments in every room of your home.

opaque blue curtains layered over sheer white curtains in bedroom

Layering sheers with curtains in the bedroom creates a relaxing aesthetic and allows you to enjoy filtered light during the day while maintaining privacy with opaque curtains after dark.

photo of a modern living room with light grey cellular shades layered with blue and white batik pattern curtains

Pairing cellular shades with draperies in the living room gives you many design options, controlled light filtering, and can drastically improve energy efficiency.

image of kitchen with composite wood and arched shutters

Using composite wood and arched shutters in your kitchen and dining areas creates a luxurious, light, and airy feel while also being easy to clean and maintain.

photo of layered solar shades and blackout curtains in modern home office

In your home office, consider solar shades with blackout curtains. This combination provides the option to let in natural light while you work, while also allowing you to block out light and reduce window glare when needed.

image of bathroom with motorization / sheer shades & blinds

Finally, in the bathroom, privacy and easy maintenance are key. Add motorization to sheer shades or blinds to turn your bathroom into an elegant retreat. You’ll love the remote-control option for convenience and safety.

As you can see, there are numerous options for mixing and matching window treatment styles to create a stylish look, provide versatility, and maximize function in your home.

Exciting Styles for 2024

In this section, we unveil a few of the versatile styles our designers are especially excited about for 2024.

Norman SmartDrape Shades

We love these new shades, and we know you will, too! Wondering what sets them apart? 

picture of woman walking easily through Norman SmartDrape™ Shades

Norman SmartDrape™ Shades share the look and functionality of typical vertical shades or blinds. But unlike other vertical shades, these shades offer a unique feature – you can walk straight through the individual vanes! You get a fully functional doorway and the luxury of closed shades at the same time. It’s a game-changer for homes with kids and pets, perfect for entertaining guests, and just adding a touch of convenience to everyday living.

Layered Treatments with Dual Shades

We’ve already shown you a few trends using sheer shades, also known as dual shades, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to highlight them here. These innovative coverings continue to see improvements in style and function each year. This contemporary and modern design offers superior light control and privacy and can be paired with motorization for ultimate convenience.

image of dual shades in dining room environment

These versatile shades can also be layered with other treatments to help you create the right aesthetic for your home. Choose a custom curtain or drapery to soften your windows, or add a top treatment to create a polished look.

Wood Blinds with Cloth Tapes

As we mentioned, wood blinds are very on-trend for 2024. They work incredibly well with the colors, textures, and natural elements we are seeing in so many aspects of home design. If you want to elevate this versatile window covering even more, consider adding cloth tapes to your wood blinds.

image of brown wooden blinds accented with black cloth tapes

Not only do cloth tapes bring a new and refined look to blinds, but they also improve functionality. The strips of decorative fabric cover the route holes on each slat, providing you with increased privacy and allowing less light to slip through. 

Mixing Shades and Shutters

Think you have to choose between the elegant look of shutters or the function of cellular shades? Think again. Throw the rules out the window and pair the two together for a modern and stylish look.

image of Café shutters in living room setting

Café shutters like these are meant to cover the bottom half of a window. They provide a sophisticated style and the function to open or close the slats to let in light. This design typically allows the top half of the window to remain open, but you can also easily add cellular shades here to improve light control, privacy, and energy efficiency.

Inspired Drapery: Top Styles

In drapery trends, the spotlight is on exquisite pleat styles and chic hardware choices. Let’s take a closer look.

Pleat Styles

When it comes to pleats, the top styles are the timeless pinch pleat (shown below), the sophisticated crown (or French) pleat, and the effortlessly elegant ripple fold styles. Each brings its own unique charm to elevate the overall look of your drapery.

picture of light grey curtains with timeless pinch pleat gathering


In drapery hardware, it’s all about blending functionality with aesthetic appeal. Wooden and metallic drapery hardware, featuring either rings or traversing options, custom-cut to the exact width, are the go-to styles for those aiming for a clean and contemporary look. 

End caps and finials in rounded or squared shapes are often used for finishing touches. Bigger is better when it comes to current hardware trends! Think simple, but not understated—sleek and bold.

picture of bold black metal drapery hardware with large rings


When it comes to drapery fabric, the pleat and hardware styles mentioned work with almost any color or pattern you can imagine. Whether you prefer solids, patterns, or natural fabrics, 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings always has the latest in fabrics to help you design the perfect custom curtains and drapes. 

One pattern that is on-trend for 2024 is ogee. This pattern consists of connected concave and convex curved lines, creating an s-shape and is often associated with rhythm and flow. In textiles, they are often joined together to create a diamond-like shape.

image of ogee pattern swatch options for window treatments and curtains

This shape can be very simple or quite complex, incorporating a variety of colors or details to create elaborate patterns. If you’re looking to make a statement with a patterned drapery, an ogee pattern could be the perfect choice.

Top Hard Treatment Trends

Next, let’s dive into the top trends in hard window treatments. While there are a wide range of types and materials available, here are a few products and combinations you may want to consider when updating your windows this year.

Non-white Roller Shades in Textural Materials

While sleek white shades are a classic, non-white roller shades crafted from textural materials are a departure from the conventional and make a big statement in your home. With our wide selection of luxurious materials, you can choose from earthy shades of cream, beige, or gray to bring rich texture and style to your windows. These color and texture options are a perfect match to this year’s natural design styles.

image of color and texture swatch for roller shades

Wood and Composite Wood Shutters and Blinds

Timeless and versatile, wood and composite wood shutters and blinds make a strong statement. Their lasting popularity lies in their ability to seamlessly complement various interior styles, from classic to contemporary. While available in many natural colors, the most popular choices are often white and lighter wood tones, bringing a light and luxurious feel to living spaces.

image of Wood and Composite Wood Shutters and Blinds

Cellular Shades – Simple Beauty, Unmatched Functionality

Remaining steadfast as top sellers, cellular shades continue to charm with their simple yet beautiful functionality. Their unique honeycomb design not only adds a touch of elegance but also provides excellent insulation. These versatile window coverings can be designed in almost any size, shape, color, or operating style to meet your needs. It’s easy to see why cellular shades remain the most sought-after window coverings year after year.

picture of Cellular Shades in living room setting

These hard treatments are not just standalone features; they become even more enticing when paired with top treatments and drapery panels. The combination of these elements adds a layer of personalization, creating a look that’s not only stylish but uniquely yours.

Which Window Treatment Trends Speak to You?

As we wrap up our guide to 2024 window treatment trends, we’ve given you a lot to consider. From trending materials and smart technology to embracing nature and layering styles, the question is, which of these trends will you incorporate in your home this year? Whether you choose to go all-in on one or pull a little inspiration from each, each of these trends has the power to transform your home.

grandpa and grandson happy on couch with sheer curtains and grey drapes covering sunlit windows in the background

Thanks for exploring our guide to the best window treatments trends for your home in 2024! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the world of window coverings with future trends and continued innovation.


Our no-obligation complimentary design service will help you design on-trend window treatments to fit your personal style and functional needs. Our expert designers can guide you through trending and timeless styles, the best materials for your needs, and take care of all the details. Plus, you get to see samples—once you have a few favorite styles picked out, our designers will send swatches of curtain and drapery fabrics right to your doorstep. Call today to learn more information at 800-828-2003 and set up your Virtual Consultation.

2024 Trending Window Treatment FAQS

What are the top window treatment trends for 2024?

The top trends include innovative materials for elegance, smart technology for ease and efficiency, and natural elements for eco-friendliness.

How are smart technologies being integrated into window treatments?

Smart technologies include motorized control options for convenience and energy efficiency.

What eco-friendly options are popular in window treatments this year?

Eco-friendly options like wood shutters and blinds and woven wood shades made from organic materials are popular.

Can window treatments contribute to energy efficiency in homes?

Yes, treatments like smart blinds, shades, and cellular shades improve energy efficiency by letting the sun in—or keeping it out—at the right time of day.

What colors and patterns are trending for window treatments in 2024?

Natural yet sophisticated colors like cream, beige, and warm earth tones, and patterns like ogee are trending.

How do I choose the right window treatment for a modern home design?

Combine functionality and style, and consider integrating smart technology for a cordless and sleek modern look.

What are some affordable window treatment options for 2024?

With so much range in each treatment type, we can recommend curtains, cellular shades, roller shades, and composite blinds to fit every budget.

How can I mix and match different window treatments for a unique look?

Layering different elements like blinds or shades with custom curtains or draperies can create a unique look.

Are there any new materials being used in window treatments?

Innovative materials include a mix of natural rattan, wooden elements, and vintage-inspired textiles for fabric shades and curtains. Shiny gold, matte silvers, and painted wood are new materials used in window treatment hardware this year.

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