New Year, New Window Styles and Fort Lauderdale Design Trends

Danielle 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 interior fashion and window treatment trends in Fort Lauderdale.

Duskier Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky colors are growing in popularity while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. 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 Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker tans giving balance to other colors.

Pastel green wall in Fort Lauderdale kitchen with shutters.

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, take a look at 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 will remain popular this year. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, knotted 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.

Fort Lauderdale bedroom with reclaimed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into 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.


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.

Quaker style barn door in Fort Lauderdale kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors 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 fresh 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.