New Window Styles and Design Trends for 2017 in Indianapolis

Bill Burke

This time of year is an ideal time to shake up your home design and window treatments with the hottest styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your family room, buying new window treatments or swapping out accessories, we have tips on what’s fashionable this year for interior design and window treatment trends in Indianapolis.

Duskier Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are growing in popularity while clear, bright colors are seeing less use. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are very popular in addition to dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the palette are evocative of nature from deep blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other tones.

Pastel green wall in Indianapolis kitchen with shutters.

The simplest way to add a spark to the color in your house may be to paint some of your walls a neutral tone and add in flashes of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a breeze to highlight the latest colors in your interior design today and swap the accessories out when color schemes adapt in the future. For more color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window treatments, pick those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will blend in easily with any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed when you switch room colors in the future.

New Trends in Textures

Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers trending up include weaved material in rugs or baskets, knotted wood, and twine. You’ll see these textures popping up in new places like on furniture, headboards, and pieces of art. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it such as wrapping a frame in twine or creating an interest piece from old wood.

Indianapolis bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Adding textures to your home through window treatments add another layer of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built using old, weathered wood that was once part of fences or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an all-natural quality to any home. Other window treatments that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Home designs that incorporate different metals are showing up across Indianapolis. Nickel, wrought iron, and gold are especially stylish in 2017. You can add metals to your décor by adding industrial, rustic, and retro pieces such as stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or brass in your sinks or hardware for a more contemporary look.

Shaker style barn door in Indianapolis kitchen.

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

Let’s Talk More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends

If you need a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis at 317-558-9066 or use the form below to set up a complimentary in-home design consultation and find the perfect window treatments for your unique house, style, and budget.