New Year, New Window Styles and Cincinnati Home Trends

Lisa Renee Nieberding

This time of 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 in the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns giving balance to other colors.

Pastel green wall in Cincinnati kitchen with shutters.

Painting most of your walls in a neutral shade and then adding in pops of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings is one of the simplest things you can do to revamp the color in your home. 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, take a look at 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. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it 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 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 house. Other window coverings that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


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, homespun, 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.

Quaker style barn door in Cincinnati kitchen.

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 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.