New Year, New Window Styles and Cincinnati Home Trends01/11/2017Lisa Renee Nieberding The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to shake up your home design and window treatments with the hottest styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or changing out accessories, we have tips on what’s fashionable this year for home design and window treatment trends in Cincinnati. Dusky Colors & Pastels Both pastels and dusky colors are trending while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are extremely popular in addition to dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the spectrum are reminiscent of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral tones are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns giving balance to other colors. The easiest method to update the color in your home is to paint some of your walls a neutral tone and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s simple to highlight the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color trends switch in the future. For further color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201 When assessing new window coverings, go with ones in neutral tones such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and can stay in place if you switch room colors in the future. New Trends in Textures Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers trending up include woven rugs and baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places such as on headboards, furniture, and pieces of art. Add new life into an old belonging with a small touch like wrapping a frame in twine or creating artwork out of old wood. Adding textures to your home through window treatments add another layer of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made from old, weathered wood that was once part of doors or structures. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an intrinsic feel to your home. Other window coverings that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material. Metals Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate multiple metals are showing up across Cincinnati. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially popular in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by adding industrial, rustic, or retro pieces such as stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t shy away from using nickel or brass in your faucets or hardware for a more modern aesthetic. Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a stunning way to incorporate metals and add a streamlined or rustic style to your home. Barn doors are made from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as rollers, tracks, and door handles made from different metals. Find Out More About 2017’s Window Treatment Fashions If you’re in the market for a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary in-home window consultation and get the perfect window treatments for your unique house, style, and budget.