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New Year, New Window Styles and Cincinnati Home Trends

January 11, 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to shake up your home design and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or changing out accessories, we have tips on what’s in vogue 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 hues on the spectrum are evocative of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral tones are still found in the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns giving balance to other shades.

Pastel green wall in Cincinnati kitchen with shutters.

The easiest method to update the color in your home is to paint some of your walls a neutral shade 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 additional color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, pick 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 will remain popular 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 like 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.

Cincinnati bedroom with recycled wood shutters.

Adding textures to your home through window treatments add another layer of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed from aged, weathered wood that was once part of doors or structures. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an intrinsic feel to your house. Other window coverings that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate multiple metals are showing up across Cincinnati. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially popular in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by adding industrial, homespun, or vintage 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.

Quaker style barn door in Cincinnati kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a charming way to get the visual benefit of metals and add a streamlined or rustic style to your room. 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 fresh 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.