New Year, New Window Styles and Charlotte Design Trends

Neil Blackwelder

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

Duskier Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky colors are seeing more use while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are very popular in addition to dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the spectrum are evocative 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 revamp 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, pick 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 aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers trending up include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures popping up in new places like on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. Breathe new life into an old belonging with a small project such as wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork from old wood.

Charlotte bedroom with recycled wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your design through window treatments add another layer 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 knots and grain lines that bring an all-natural 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. Gold, nickel, and brass 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 hesitate to utilize 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 made 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.

Let’s Talk 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 ideal window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.