New Year, New Window Styles and Boston Home Trends

Holly Perron

The start of the new year is a great time to revitalize your home design and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window coverings or swapping out accessories, we have the guide to what’s in vogue in 2017 for interior design and window treatment trends in Boston.

Duskier Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier hues are trending while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are especially popular as are dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades 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 beiges giving balance to other shades.

Pastel green wall in Boston 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 may be one of the easiest methods to revamp the color in your home. Then it’s simple to have the latest colors in your home now and swap the little things out when color schemes vary in the future. For more color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, pick ones in neutral colors like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and can stay in place if you switch room colors in the future.

Natural Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers that are popular include weaved material in rugs or baskets, knotted wood, and twine. You’ll see these textures showing up in new places including on furniture, headboards, and conversation pieces. You can easily incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or creating artwork from old wood.

Boston bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your home through window treatments add another degree of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed using old, knotted wood that was once part of fences or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an organic feel to your house. Additional window treatments that add texture are Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate a variety of metals are showing up across Boston. Nickel, wrought iron, and gold are especially popular in 2017. You can add metals to your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and older pieces such as bar stools, benches, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or pewter in your sinks or cabinetry for a more fashion-forward look.

Contemporary style barn door in Boston kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a charming way to get the visual benefit of metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your home. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as wheels, tracks, and door handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re in the market for a new look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Boston at 781-352-2205 or use the form below to schedule a free in-home window consultation and find the ideal window treatments for your unique house, style, and budget.