New Year, New Window Styles and Minneapolis Home Trends

George Christ

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to update your home design and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window treatments or changing out accessories, we have the scoop on what’s hot in 2017 for home design and window treatment trends in Minneapolis.

Duskier Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier hues are seeing more use while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are very popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the palette are evocative of nature from sky blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker beiges balancing out the other shades.

Pastel green wall in Minneapolis kitchen with shutters.

Painting most of your walls in a neutral color and then adding in pops of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the easiest ways to revamp the color in your home. Then it’s a breeze to highlight the latest colors in your home today and swap the accessories out when color schemes switch after some time. For further color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window treatments, pick ones in neutral tones like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color scheme and can stay in place if you swap room colors down the line.


Natural textures will remain popular this year. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. We’re seeing 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 an interest piece from old wood.

Minneapolis bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your design through window treatments add another degree of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made using historic, natural wood that was once part of fences or homes. The wood has unique knots and grain lines that bring an organic feel to your house. Other window coverings that bring texture into your home are Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate varying metals are popping up across Minneapolis. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially stylish this year. You can add metals to your décor by adding industrial, rustic, and older pieces such as stools, chairs, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or pewter in your sinks or cabinetry for a more fashion-forward look.

Contemporary style barn door in Minneapolis kitchen.

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

Find Out More About 2017’s Window Treatment Trends

If you’re looking for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation and get the ideal window treatments for your individual house, style, and budget.