Curtain Trends of 2023

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Curtains have the power to transform a space, adding texture, color, and personality to any room and an on-trend update to your decor can really make you fall in love with your space all over again. Whether you're looking to update your living room, dining room, bedroom, or any other room, this blog will guide you through the stylish curtain trends of 2023, and help you create an on-trend and inviting ambiance in your home. Enrich the look of your home with a new drapery fabrics collection!

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Natural Textures and Fabrics

In 2023, there is a growing emphasis on incorporating natural elements into interior design, and curtains are no exception. Opt for curtains made from natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, or silk blends. These materials offer a luxurious and timeless appeal, while also providing a soft and elegant drape. Look for curtains with subtle textures, such as slubs or weaves, which add depth and visual interest to your windows.

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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Curtains are Trending

The rising trend of neutrals overlaps with the rising interest in curtains made from sustainable materials. Both the production and eventual disposal of natural materials, like linen and cotton are much more gentle on the earth than that of synthetic materials. Window treatments made from cotton, linen, and natural grasses and reeds not only contribute to a healthier planet, but also add a beautiful texture and natural aesthetic to your space.

Patterns and Prints Trending in Curtains

Speaking of bold trends, patterns and prints are making a strong comeback in curtain design this year. Floral patterns, geometric designs, and abstract motifs are trending choices for those seeking a bolder statement. Opt for custom drapes with oversized prints to create a focal point or choose delicate patterns for a subtle yet stylish touch. Mixing and layering different patterns can also add depth and visual intrigue to your space.

A swatch of Enzo drapery fabric in Ink.
A swatch of Maya drapery fabric in Bloom.
A swatch of Elise drapery fabric in Indigo.

Bold Color Accents in Curtain Trends

While neutrals are always in vogue, pops of bold and vibrant colors are also making a statement in curtain trends for 2023. Consider incorporating curtains in jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, or rich burgundy to create a striking visual impact. These vibrant colors can be used as an accent to inject personality into a space or to complement a specific color scheme in your room. Balance the boldness by incorporating these colors in curtains with simpler designs or using them as statement pieces in smaller areas.

A modern living room features beautiful light teal drapery on a large window.

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Sheer Curtains are Trending

Sheer curtains continue to be a timeless and elegant choice for window treatments. These lightweight and translucent fabrics allow natural light to filter through, creating a soft and ethereal ambiance. Sheer curtains are particularly popular for spaces that require privacy while still maintaining an airy and open feel. Consider sheer curtains with subtle textures or delicate embroidery to add a touch of sophistication to your windows. Choose linen or a raw silk sheers to overlap this trend with the natural neutrals trend.

A modern living room features beautiful sheer drapery on a large window.

Layering Window Treatments to Add Functionality

Layering Window Treatments also known as multiple window treatments on the same window is trending as a lux and practical way to get the maximum functionality out of your windows. You can further darken a room that has blackout or room-darkening shades by pairing them with blackout curtains or room darkening curtains. Layering thicker drapery with blinds or shades will also help insulate any room from cold, heat, and even exterior noise. Sheers paired with window shades or window blinds is a popular window covering trend of late. This configuration allows you to close just your sheers during the day, let in tons of light, and keep a little privacy and then close your shades at night for maximum privacy and light control.

A modern living room features beautiful sheer drapery and dark purple drapes on the same curtain rod.

Layering Window Treatments to Add Texture

Add elegance to any room by layering textured neutrals. For example, pair sheer curtains with transparent or opaque woven wood shades for layered light control and enjoy the way the light plays through the spaces between the weave of both of these window treatments. Pair sheer curtains with heavier curtains on a double rod, to elegantly frame your windows and your view to the outside. Cellular blinds paired with drapery, woven wood shades paired with light linen sheer curtains, the possibilities are endless. We love that this is a trend that you can try by merely adding to your existing decor. If you already have blinds, shades, or drapery on a set of windows that you would like to dress up, you are already halfway to a double window treatment.

A modern living room features beautiful sheer drapery layered with woven wood shades.

Trending Curtain Hardware in 2023

Matte metals are trending in curtain and drapery hardware in 2023. Matte Nickel, Matte Brass, Matte Black and a matte Oil-Rubbed Bronze are trending as people lean towards understated, minimalist design. Finials, those decorative end caps on curtain rods, are generally trending towards clean and simple. However, there is also a smaller trend of fancier finals, which can either function as a pop of interest in a room with minimalist decor, an objet d’art of sorts, or as more opulence in an eclectic bohemian room that celebrates the beauty of “moreness”. It is in these same layers-of-texture scenarios that shiny metal curtain and drapery rods are also trending.

A modern living room features white sheer drapery paired with a matte black curtain rod.

Trending Curtain Lengths

It is best practice to check for "How to measure for drapery" guide in measuring for drapes to decide where the rod will hang and then decide how close to the floor you would like your drapes to end. Drapes and curtains are trending longer in most decor styles, with rods being placed closer to the ceiling and curtains being hemmed very close to the floor or even "puddling" on to the floor. When drapes puddle onto the floor it can have a very dramatic and elegant effect. Not everyone might prefer this trend. You can check out the standard curtain length in the article. Some people find it to look unkempt while others prefer not to have the extra fabric on the floor if there are little ones in the house, furry or otherwise.

A modern bedroom features white drapery puddling on the flood and paired with white wood blinds.

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In 2023, curtain trends are all about embracing natural textures, earthy colors, and sophisticated patterns. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of neutrals, the allure of bold accents, or the delicate charm of sheer fabrics, there is a curtain trend to suit your style. Consider incorporating these trends to elevate your space and create a fashionable and inviting atmosphere that reflects your personal taste and the spirit of the year. Remember, ultimately, the most important factor in choosing window curtains is to select the ones that resonate with your individual preferences and complement your existing decor. So, go ahead and explore. Stop into a Blinds To Go for window treatments today or, order free curtains swatches on our website. Explore other window treatment tips and techniques.

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