New Window Styles and Fort Myers Design Trends for 201701/11/2017Charlie Cole and Brady Parker The start of the new year is a great time to shake up your home design and window treatments with the hottest styles of 2017. From painting your family room, to buying new window coverings or swapping out accessories, we have tips on what’s in vogue this year for home design and window treatment trends in Fort Myers. Duskier Tones & Pastels Both pastels and duskier colors are growing in popularity while clear, vibrant colors are seeing less use. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are especially popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many colors on the spectrum are reminiscent of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other hues. The simplest thing you can do to revamp the color in your house is to paint most of your walls a neutral color and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s simple to use the latest colors in your home today and change the little things out when color trends adapt after some time. For additional color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201 When considering new window coverings, go with those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will blend in easily with any style or color palette and won’t need to be changed if you switch room colors down the line. Natural Textures Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers trending up include woven rugs and baskets, knotted wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures popping 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 such as wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork from old wood. Incorporating texture into your design through window treatments add another level 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 twists and knots that bring an intrinsic feel to your house. Additional window coverings that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material. Metals Interior design motifs that incorporate multiple metals are becoming popular across Fort Myers. Nickel, wrought iron, and gold are especially stylish currently. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, rustic, and/or older pieces such as bar stools, chairs, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or pewter in your faucets or cabinetry for a more modern look. Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a fantastic way to get the visual benefit of metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your space. Barn doors are made from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as wheels, tracks, and pull handles that are made of different metals. Let’s Talk More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends If you’re looking for a new look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary in-home window consultation and get the perfect window treatments for your unique home, style, and budget.