New Year, New Window Styles and Fort Lauderdale Design Trends01/11/2017Danielle Micich The beginning of the new year is a great time to revamp your home design and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window coverings or changing out furnishings, we have tips on what’s hot in 2017 for home fashion and window treatment trends in Fort Lauderdale. Duskier Tones & Pastels Both pastels and dusky colors are growing in popularity while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of gray, blue and green are especially popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the spectrum are reminiscent of nature from deep blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker tans giving balance to other colors. The easiest way to add a spark to the color in your home may be to paint some of your walls a neutral color and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a cinch to use the latest colors in your home today and swap the accessories out when color trends vary in the future. For more color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201 When considering new window treatments, choose those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and can stay in place if you swap room colors down the line. Natural Textures Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures showing up in new places such as on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. 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. Adding textures to your design through window treatments add another degree of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made from historic, weathered wood that was once part of fences or buildings. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an intrinsic feel to your house. Other window treatments that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material. Metals Accessories and furnishings that incorporate different metals are popping up across Fort Lauderdale. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially stylish in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, homespun, or older pieces such as bar stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t shy away from using nickel or brass in your faucets or cabinetry for a more contemporary look. Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a fantastic way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or rustic look to your room. Barn doors are built of solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as rollers, sliding tracks, and door handles that are made of different metals. Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends If you want a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation and find the ideal window treatments for your individual house, style, and budget.