Are you spending your weekends looking at new homes? Little Elm TX appeals to many people because of its proximity near the banks of Lake Lewisville. You’ll find a variety of new homes that feature nearby lakefront living, as well as amenities like parks, playgrounds and picnic areas.
When you buy a brand new home, you’ll work with a builder to choose which fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, and flooring to install. However, window treatments aren’t included in a new home, so you’ll have to shop for those on your own. If you’re not sure what type of window treatment to use, here is a look at the latest trends to turn any window into your new favorite focal point.
1. Organic materials – Natural woven shades in bamboo and matchstick are very popular window treatments. The shades come in different colors of wood, and some include grassy woven accents. Another popular choice is exposed wood grain in blinds.
2. Color – Another way to add visual interest to your windows is to add colored blinds. Popular hues include teal, aquamarine and soft green, as well as soft lavender and gray. Persimmon, orange, and gold are popular jewel tones, while brown continues to dominate as the new “basic.”
3. Luxury fabrics – If you want to add a luxurious feel to your new home in Little Elm, choose draperies and window treatments in silk, velvet, damask, fur, leather or suede. Even though the overall design trend leans toward simplicity, some people still desire embellishment and luxury when it comes to window treatments. Design experts say the trend also includes sparkling crystal, beaded tassels and lavish embellishments on every element of the window, including hardware, trimmings and fabric.
4. Bamboo, Wood hardware – Natural textures like wood and bamboo are starting to replace metallics and sparkle when it comes to decorative hardware. Bamboo is especially popular for its sustainable and environmentally-friendly quality.
5. Metal and Aluminum blinds return – Call it the “Mad Men” revival if you may; but the fifties and sixties look is back in home design with the use of metal and aluminum blinds. The materials look striking in a home office, library or game room to add polish and a sophisticated edge.
6. Sleek lines –To achieve a clean, modern look for your window, you can create a sleek silhouette with the help of panel-track systems. Made of fabric or woven-wood panels, these systems can be used as room dividers or on window walls or doors. They can take on a contemporary or European look depending on the fabric.
7. Bold prints – Patterns work especially well in spaces like dining rooms. Bold stripes continue to be popular. Bright florals attract traditional tastes, while graphic geometric patterns bring a youthful edge to a room.
8. Silk panels – Silk may be a pricier option for window treatments, but the shine and luxury of the fabric instantly perks up a dull room. New homes in Little Elm TX can benefit from silk panels in a variety of colors, as well as embroidered silks, plaid silks and jacquard paisley designs.
9. Updated sheers – Unlike the frilly, lacy sheers of the past, today’s sheers have subtle iridescence and are interwoven with unexpected materials; they even have embossed or printed patterns. Sheers help to throw light and shadows into a room, and can help small rooms look bigger by letting in the sunshine and opening up the view to the sky. Layered drapes over sheers with contemporary headings are still a popular window treatment option.
10. Green design – Cellular or honeycomb shades and insulated blinds have neatly arranged pockets or cells which help to block summer heat and winter chill, lowering your utility bills in the process. Performance fabrics have also gone “green,” with
anti-microbial and anti-fungal traits woven into the yarn or offered as a topical spray.
Stain-resistant and mildew- and mold-resistant fabrics are also popular picks for allergy sufferers. Many fabrics also feature non-toxic dyes, which should please the environmentally conscious homeowner.
Visit the Landon Homes website to see the variety of new homes available for sale in Little Elm TX. As one of the top home builders in the state, Landon offers several different floor plans to suit your own style and taste. Plus, the new homes that Landon builds are both beautiful and eco-friendly.