Top Design Features from the Past Year

Within the past year we have all been spending a little bit more time at home. This has led to changes in the top design features, and we are loving what is currently topping the charts! Have you wanted to change things up around your home recently? We have some of the best trends that have broken through in the design world this past year.


Outdoor Living

Even though many things are starting to open back up, those months when only the necessities were open got everyone in the habit of making the most of our time at home with those we love. 

Outdoor patio with dining table and lights

Even while at home, it’s important to get outside and soak up the sunshine! Many people took the first few weeks of the shut down to revamp their patio space and backyard. Whether you’re eating dinner outside as a family, or hosting a big family party in the future, your backyard will be sure to impress.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Having the perfect patio and sliding glass doors that make indoor outdoor living accessible and comfortable are key! There are many ways to dress these doors to keep them functional, while also adding extra protection and light control for your inside spaces. Our post about covering doors is a great place to start!


Solutions for Day to Day Life

Storage enhancements were one of the top design features we saw in this past year. Which makes sense! That extra time at home had people wanting to keep their space clear and clutter free. 

Storage solutions under stairs

Having an organized home helps your mind feel more clear, too. With less physical noise, there’s sure to be less mental noise. Adding storage solutions that work for the entire family can help to streamline everyone’s days and keep the mess at bay! 

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades


Additional Light Control

Along with a backyard oasis and storage solutions, we also saw a rise in family’s wanting additional light control in their homes. Working and schooling from home may have introduced a lot more screens into our days that attract the sun’s glare. And at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than all settling in over a delicious dinner together. But when the strong sun rays come blinding across the table, it’s hard to keep a conversation while squinting uncomfortably. The right window treatments can help you to transform your home office and any other space.

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Designer Roller Shades

Light control also plays a huge role in sleep patterns. Room darkening shades can help do the trick! Keeping a healthy sleep schedule is so important, and we can help by implementing the right treatments. Click here to read our bedroom design article and find out what could transform your space. 


Rooms that Serve Multiple Functions

If this past year has shown us anything, it’s that it’s important we work together and make the most of everything we have. This is why “flex rooms” have become one of the top design features lately. Flexible rooms are rooms that serve multiple purposes.

Flex space of dining room and home office

Do you have a room like this in your home? Maybe it was a room that wasn’t being used much until 2020, but now it’s your kids’ classroom, your office, and even a craft room when the school day is done? 

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Nantucket™ Window Shades

Adding window treatments to this flex space can help to ground the space and make it work for you and your family at all times of day. Even when the sun is at full force, you can simply adjust the shades to avoid glare and harsh UV rays, add privacy, and get the exact lighting you want.


Have You Added any of these Top Design Features? 

Adding function to different spaces, doesn’t mean we have to lose style! In fact, window treatments always add both. If you’re finding yourself wanting to switch up a space with some new solutions, we’re here to help. Contact us today for your FREE consultation.