New Year, New Window Styles and New Brunswick Design Trends01/11/2017Mike Horn This time of year is an ideal time to shake up your interior fashion and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. From painting your family room, to buying new window coverings or swapping out accessories, we have the guide to what’s in vogue this year for interior fashion and window treatment trends in New Brunswick. Duskier Tones & Pastels Both pastels and duskier tones are trending while clear, bright colors are trending downward. 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 palette are reminiscent of nature from deep blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutrals are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker tans giving balance to other tones. Painting most of your walls in a neutral color and then adding in pops of color through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the easiest ways to add a spark to the color in your home. Then it’s easy to highlight the latest colors in your home now and swap the accessories out when color schemes adapt down the road. For further color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201 When thinking about new window coverings, choose those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will easily complement any style or color palette and can stay in place when you switch room colors in the future. New Trends in Textures Natural textures continue to be popular in 2017. Fibers that are popular include woven rugs and baskets, knotted wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures popping up in new places such as on furniture, headboards, and pieces of art. Add new life into an old belonging with a small touch such as 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 style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed from old, knotted wood that was once part of doors or homes. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an organic quality to any house. Additional window treatments that bring texture into your home are Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material. Metals Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate varying metals are becoming popular across New Brunswick. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially popular in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and older pieces such as bar stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or brass in your sinks or hardware for a more contemporary look. Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a stunning way to incorporate metals and add a streamlined or homespun look to your room. Barn doors are made from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as rollers, sliding tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel. Let’s Talk More About The Hottest Window Treatment Fashions If you’re looking for a new look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation and get the best window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.