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New Window Styles and Home Trends for 2017 in Houston

January 11, 2017

This time of year is an ideal time to revitalize your home design and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window treatments or swapping out accessories, we have the scoop on what’s fashionable this year for home design and window treatment trends in Houston.

Dusky Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are seeing more use while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are extremely popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the spectrum are reminiscent of nature from sky blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutrals are still found in the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker tans balancing out the other hues.

Pastel green wall in Houston kitchen with shutters.

Painting some of your walls in a neutral color and then adding in pops of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings may be one of the simplest methods to revamp the color in your home. Then it’s easy to use the latest colors in your home today and change the little things out when color trends vary after some time. For more color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, pick ones in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will match any style or color palette and can stay in place if you switch room colors down the line.

New Trends in Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers that are hot include weaved material in rugs or baskets, knotted wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places like on headboards, furniture, and art work. Add new life into an old belonging with a small touch like wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece from old wood.

Houston bedroom with reclaimed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your house through window treatments add another layer of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built using aged, knotted wood that was once part of doors or structures. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an organic feel to your home. Other window treatments that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or traditional woven shades.


Accessories and hardware that incorporate varying metals are becoming popular across Houston. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially stylish this year. You can incorporate metals in your décor by adding industrial, rustic, and/or retro pieces such as stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or brass in your faucets or cabinetry for a more modern aesthetic.

Contemporary style barn door in Houston kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a charming way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your room. Barn doors are made from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as wheels, sliding tracks, and pull handles made from steel.

Let’s Talk More About The Latest Window Treatment Trends

If you need a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Houston at 713-853-9629 or use the form below to schedule a free in-home design consultation and get the perfect window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.