New Year, New Window Styles & Gainesville Home Trends

Eric Ramsey

The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to revamp your home design and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your family room, buying new window treatments or swapping out accessories, we have the guide to what’s fashionable this year for interior design and window treatment trends in Gainesville.

Dusky Tones & Pastels

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

Pastel green wall in Gainesville kitchen with shutters.

The simplest method to update the color in your house might be to paint some of your walls a neutral tone and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s easy to have the latest colors in your home now and swap the little things out when color schemes vary down the road. For additional color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, choose those in neutral tones such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color palette and won’t need to be changed if you swap room colors down the line.

New Trends in Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers that are hot 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 conversation pieces. Add new life into an old belonging with a small project such as wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece out of old wood.

Gainesville bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your house through window treatments add another level of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made using aged, knotted wood that was once part of doors or homes. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an all-natural feel to your house. Additional window coverings that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or traditional woven shades.


Accessories and hardware that incorporate a variety of metals are popping up across Gainesville. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially stylish currently. You can add metals to your décor by adding industrial, rustic, and retro pieces such as bar stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t shy away from using nickel or brass in your faucets or hardware for a more modern look.

Contemporary style barn door in Gainesville kitchen.

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

Learn More About The Latest Window Treatment Trends

If you need a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Gainesville at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home design consultation and get the perfect window treatments for your individual house, style, and budget.