New Year, New Window Styles and Tampa Design Trends

Eric Ramsey

This time of year is the perfect time to update your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or swapping out furniture, we have the guide to what’s in vogue in 2017 for home design and window treatment trends in Tampa.

Duskier Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are growing in popularity while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are extremely popular as are muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the palette are suggestive of nature from deep blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other colors.

Soft green wall in Tampa kitchen with shutters.

Painting some of your walls in a neutral tone and then adding in pops of color with 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 simple to use the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color trends switch in the future. For more color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window treatments, choose ones in neutral tones like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed if you swap room colors in the future.


Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers in vogue include woven rugs and baskets, knotted wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places like on furniture, headboards, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork out of old wood.

Tampa bedroom with reclaimed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your home through window treatments add another level of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built from old, knotted wood that was once part of fences or structures. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an organic quality to your home. Other window treatments that add texture are Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Accessories and hardware that incorporate mixed metals are showing up across Tampa. Nickel, wrought iron, and gold are especially popular this year. You can add metals to your décor by adding industrial, rustic, or retro pieces such as stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or brass in your faucets or hardware for a more contemporary aesthetic.

Shaker style barn door in Tampa kitchen.

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

Find Out More About The Hottest Window Treatment Fashions

If you need a fresh look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home window consultation and get the best window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.