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2018 Trends for Blinds and Curtains

31st May 2018

Spring and summer are the perfect time to spruce up your home, updating tired decor and experimenting with new trends. Whether you’re looking to carry out an entire room refurbishment or just revamp some soft furnishings, updating your blinds and window coverings can have a large impact upon your room’s style. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends for blinds and curtains for 2018.

Light and airy

For 2018, window coverings which are made from light, airy and translucent fabrics are an attractive and fashion-forward choice. Linen fabrics are a particular favourite and can be plain or patterned, with the versatility to look anywhere from elegant or rustic. Other light and airy options include pleated blinds to add a soft touch to a space, or vision blinds for a modern twist.

Airy Blinds



The increasing popularity of bringing the outdoors in is championed by the botanical trend which incorporates lots of lush green with leafy prints and wood. Whilst the hallmark of this trend is actual plant life, you can use botanical prints on soft furnishings, art and accessories to enhance and accentuate the theme. Wooden blinds are the perfect way to continue the natural feel whereas botanical print roller blinds are an on-trend statement.

Botanical themed wooden blinds



Botanical prints aren’t the only statement blinds making a splash for 2018. Prints in general are having a resurgence, particularly geometric and graphic ones. From fun graphics on roller blinds in a bathroom to chic, decorative tile-inspired prints on a Roman blind in your living room, this trend has a lot of scope for personalisation.

Printed roller blinds



Practical and attractive, the trend for layering window coverings adds a touch of luxury and maturity to a room. There are many different layering combinations open to you and so you can get creative with this style, tailoring it to your interiors. For example, you could layer light linen blinds with a lavish, blackout lined Roman blind. Another attractive idea is woven wood roller blinds layered with airy, flowing curtains.

Layered curtains


Modern retro

Retro revival is a big trend emerging in 2018. Sixties and seventies inspired interiors are stylish and fun, and can range from immersive rooms full of curved corner furniture and funky fabrics to modern homes with a retro twist. Colour plays a big part in this trend and so you can successfully capture a retro feel just by updating your colour scheme. Think mustard, ochre, burnt orange, chocolate browns, avocado and peacock blue, all of which would look great in a block colour perfect fit blind.

Retro blinds


UK Blinds Direct have an excellent selection of high quality blinds, perfect for adding style to your home. All of our blinds can be tailored to your requirements and installed by one of our skilled and experienced fitters for a safe and smoothly functioning finish. Get in touch with our helpful team today with any enquiries – we serve customers in Sheffield, Rotherham and the surrounding areas.