10 Top Window Treatment Trends

When your window treatments -- curtains, valances and cornices -- have seen better days, it's time to try these window treatment ideas from the latest design trends.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionAs society increases its obsession with gotta-have-it-gadgets, people counterbalance with organic and natural products in their homes, and window treatments are no exception.
"Technology plays such a huge role in our lives and yet we yearn for simplicity," says Henry. Window blinds can now be controlled via remote, a light switch or even the Internet. But just because your windows have gone high-tech, it doesn't mean they have to be stark and uninviting. Layering fabrics with high-thread-count cottons is one trend sure to cozy up a window.

Handcrafted decor also has a lot of value in homes predominantly marked by sleek, chrome lines and the latest tech goodies. In fact, luxury spending has increased over the past few years. In 2005, 30.2 million households spent $12,300 on luxury home goods. "Baby boomers are the biggest luxury spenders right now, but Gen Xers are spending more on home products," says O'Reilly. "So we're seeing a trend towards the more youthful crowd and younger look."

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