New Year, New Window Styles and Philadelphia Design Trends

Holly Perron

The beginning of the new year is a great time to shake up your home design and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window treatments or swapping out furnishings, we have tips on what’s in vogue this year for interior fashion and window treatment trends in Philadelphia.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky tones are trending while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are very popular as are dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many colors on the spectrum are suggestive of nature from deep blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral colors are still found in the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other tones.

Pastel green wall in Philadelphia kitchen with shutters.

The simplest thing you can do to add a spark to the color in your house may be to paint most of your walls a neutral tone and add in flashes of colors with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a cinch to use the latest colors in your home now and swap the accessories out when color schemes switch after some time. For more color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window coverings, choose ones in neutral tones such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed if you switch room colors down the line.


Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. You’ll see these textures showing up in new places including 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.

Philadelphia 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 built from historic, natural wood that was once part of doors or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an all-natural quality to your house. Other window treatments that add texture are Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Interior design motifs that incorporate a variety of metals are becoming popular across Philadelphia. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially stylish in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and/or vintage 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 cabinetry for a more modern aesthetic.

Shaker style barn door in Philadelphia kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a charming way to get the visual benefit of metals and add a streamlined or rustic look to your room. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as rollers, sliding tracks, and pull handles made from steel.

Let’s Talk More About The Hottest Window Treatment Fashions

If you’re in the market for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home window consultation and get the perfect window treatments for your unique house, style, and budget.