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These five trends in custom designer blinds will inspire you:


Trend #1: Automation

Automation is a hot trend in the window coverings industry. The proliferation of smart devices and increased access to connectivity is allowing average homeowners to easily automate just about anything in their homes, including blinds. They can be powered by either batteries, a plug-in cord or solar energy, and you can decide how and when your blinds function.

Programme certain tilt positions for your automated Venetian, Roman, or roller blinds, so that you wake up to sunlight streaming in and relax after the day in subdued light or complete privacy.


Trend #2: Bold Patterns

Bold, busy patterns are back by popular demand. They are a wonderful way to make a room interesting and allow you to break out of your comfort zone. Geometric patterns, vibrant colours and tropical prints are especially hot at the moment. They are an easy way to make a boring room really stand out with contemporary style.


Before you commit to a design, especially if it is something a little out of the norm for you, take a sample home, and see how it matches what you already have in the room. Always keep your current décor in mind when looking at custom designer blinds, because you do not want to end up refurbishing the entire room because your décor does not match your blinds.


Trend #3: Grey

Grey is a massive trend in custom designer blinds this year and it makes perfect sense. The crisp simplicity of grey compliments the full spectrum of colours and eases in seamlessly with any décor. The most popular use of greys in window treatments at the moment is with white and in deeper tones, but you can literally use 50 shades of it and still be perfectly in vogue.


Trend #4: Stand-out Colours

A stand-out colour in custom designer blinds is green, in all its hues. Apart from having a wonderful earthiness about it, it speaks of the environment and invites the outside indoors.


Trend #5: Simplicity

Downscaling and moving to a more simplistic lifestyle are realities for many homeowners in South Africa today. Blinds are a simple way to make a smaller space modern and appear bigger. Their energy-saving benefits also continue to keep them in trend.



Designer Blinds, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, has a wide variety of custom designer blinds to suit your lifestyle and add value to your home for years to come.

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