What Window Treatments Are in Style for 2021?

Your windows play a major role in your home’s beauty, so if your current coverings are old and drab, perhaps it’s time for an update. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options for you to choose—from blinds and plantation shutters to shades and drapes—so you can have fun customizing the precise look you want. Before you choose which window treatments are best for you, consider the most popular trends for 2021:

Energy-Saving Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, are composed of honeycomb-shaped cells made from fabric. The cells filter light to create a warm glow in your interior, but they also create an effective barrier between your room and the window glass, helping your home’s interior stay cooler during the summer and warmer in the winter. This can lower the strain on your HVAC system and lead to lower monthly energy costs.

Timeless, Minimalist Style

When it comes to window treatments, you can have fun with bold colors, patterns, and textures, but these options age far quicker than minimalist designs, which are timeless and spark a sense of calm. For curtains, opt for lightweight weaves, soft lines, and neutral colors that evoke ease, and for simple movement, have your floor-to-ceiling curtains float or kiss the floor rather than puddle at the bottom. If you want plantation shutters or blinds, consider gray and gray-tone wood grain, which is gaining popularity over all-white and dark wood options.

Motorized Treatments

Technology has seeped into nearly every aspect of modern-day life, and that includes the world of window treatments. Consider investing in motorized shades, which can raise, lower, open, and close using your home’s smart hub, phone, tablet, and other devices.


Blinds with cords have been almost entirely replaced with safer, more attractive cordless blinds, which make your treatments safer for kids and pets and are easier to operate. To finish the look of your cordless blinds, it remains popular to layer curtains over them for softness and privacy.

Natural Shades

Continuing in 2020’s natural materials theme, woven wood shades in rattan or bamboo create a textured, casual look that is beautiful and on trend.

Bay Home & Window

If you want to invest in new window treatments for your home, turn to none other than the experts at Bay Home & Window. We have been providing homeowners with masterfully crafted window coverings since 1994, and we remain the go-to choice for residents of the Greater San Francisco Bay area. We can tell you all about the latest window treatment design trends, and work closely with you to customize yours to resemble what resonates with you. We’ll even bring samples of our work straight to your home and help you create the perfect solution for your home, taste, and budget. And, speaking of budget; we are a direct wholesale supplier to the trade, so you will be able to receive our beautiful and long-lasting window coverings for up to 20%-30% less than you’d pay at retail outlets.

To learn more about the window treatment options we have available, contact Bay Home & Window today. We’d be happy to schedule an in-home or virtual consultation at your earliest convenience.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL