New Window Styles and Houston Home Trends for 201701/11/2017Cory Cryer This time of year is an ideal time to update 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 in vogue this year for home design and window treatment trends in Houston. Duskier Tones & Pastels Both pastels and duskier hues are growing in popularity while clear, vibrant colors are trending downward. Shades of gray, blue and green are extremely popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the spectrum are evocative 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 browns giving balance to other hues. The easiest thing you can do to add a spark to the color in your home is to paint most of your walls a neutral shade and add in pops of colors with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s easy to have 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, go with 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. Natural 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 such as on headboards, furniture, and pieces of art. Add new life into an old belonging with a small project like wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece from old wood. Incorporating texture into your house through window treatments add another level of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built using aged, natural 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. Metals Accessories and furnishings 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 hesitate to utilize nickel or brass in your faucets or cabinetry for a more modern aesthetic. Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a stunning way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your home. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as wheels, sliding tracks, and pull handles made from steel. Learn More About 2017’s Window Treatment Trends If you want 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.