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Are Pelmets Making a Comeback?

May 11, 2023 at 4:53 PM PST

You might not know what a pelmet is by name, but you have undoubtedly seen it once or several times. Pelmets are window treatments that are usually made out of wood or fabric that conceals curtain rods and tracks. Additionally, pelmets also act as insulators and have been known to help keep wind drafts to a minimum.

Surprisingly, home designers have been noticing that people have become interested in pelmets again. Are pelmets making a comeback? Well, with the rise of quiet luxury and other trends that focus on elevating your space, pelmets could finally find their way back into homes again.

Can Pelmets Make a Comeback With Millennials?

Window pelmets were used throughout previous centuries, especially in aristocrats’ homes and palaces, because of their grandiose design and appeal. By the 20th century, most homeowners used pelmets. But as different window treatments were introduced and modernized, pelmets started to fall to the wayside.

But like they say, everything that is old becomes new again. Pelmets are seeing a breath of new life because homeowners are becoming more intentional about how they decorate their homes. Additionally, homeowners want to save money whenever they can. If you choose to live in a colder climate, then you know how critical it is to be able to retain heat in your home. With pelmets, you can keep the cold out without sacrificing your style.

The modern pelmets available today have a variety of styles, which is a viable option for those who are set on a certain appeal in their home spaces. For people who appreciate a more minimalistic style, a pelmet set in a neutral color is best. If you desire a more romantic, soft, or feminine look, try a pelmet that has satin fabric on it.

For Millenial homeowners that are not interested in having curtains that remind them of their grandparents’ homes, opt for the high ceiling pelmets. It’s a more modern take on the classic pelmet but retains the same functionality, so you can have your cake and eat it too.


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