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New Window Styles and Home Trends for 2017 in Charlotte

January 11, 2017

This time of year is an ideal time to shake up your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window coverings or changing out furnishings, we have the guide to what’s hot this year for home fashion and window treatment trends in Charlotte.

Duskier Hues & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky colors are growing in popularity while clear, vibrant colors are trending downward. Shades of gray, blue and green are especially popular in addition to dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the spectrum are reminiscent of nature from deep blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutrals are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker beiges giving balance to other colors.

Pastel green wall in Charlotte kitchen with shutters.

Painting some of your walls in a neutral tone and then adding in flashes of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings is one of the easiest methods to add a spark to the color in your home. Then it’s simple to use the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color schemes vary after some time. For additional color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When assessing new window coverings, go with ones in neutral tones like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed if you swap room colors in the future.

Natural Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular in 2017. Fibers trending up include weaved material in rugs or baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures popping up in new places like on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it such as wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork from old wood.

Charlotte bedroom with reclaimed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your design through window treatments add another level of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built from historic, natural wood that was once part of fences or structures. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an organic quality to your house. Additional window coverings that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Accessories and furnishings that incorporate mixed metals are becoming popular across Charlotte. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially stylish in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, homespun, or retro pieces such as stools, chairs, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or brass in your faucets or hardware for a more contemporary look.

Shaker style barn door in Charlotte kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a great way to get the visual benefit of metals and add an industrial or homespun look to your space. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as wheels, tracks, and pull handles that are made of different metals.

Learn More About 2017’s Window Treatment Trends

If you’re looking for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Charlotte at 980-231-1116 or use the form below to schedule a free in-home window consultation and find the perfect window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.