Interior Design Trends
Interior Design Trends

Interior Design Trends for Fall 2017: Colors, Materials

"The interior design industry is like the fashion industry — colors, fabrics,and prints go in and out of style," Talia Lakritz, Business Insider. Here are our top picks for Fall 2017...


Believe it or not, fall is officially here on Friday, September 22. The kids are back in the school, the weather is starting to cool, and the leaves have already begun to change colors. Now is the perfect time for you to enact a little change in your life too. Most of us swap out our clothing every season to accommodate the changing weather, but, “as the weather shifts from summer to fall, it can be fun to make a few changes to your house as well,” says writer Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living. So, what hot this fall season?

Woven Textiles

“It’s all about nature-inspired and eco-friendly materials and designs,” adds interior designer Lori Gilder. “It’s no longer a trend, but more of a philosophy in the evolution of design.” And one of the easiest and most impactful ways you can incorporate natural, woven textures into your home is to swap out those old window treatments for something a little more inspired by nature. “Natural woven shades layered with simple sheer linen panels create an elegant yet earthy sophistication in any space,” says Gilder.

Next Day Blinds Woven Wood Shades feature exotic materials including bamboo, natural reeds, woods and grasses, providing natural textures and dimension while creating a calming aesthetic. “Woven woods bring a distinctly organic texture to a room,” says interior designer Becky Dietrich. “Their nubby, slubby feel makes them relaxed and comfortable looking. They enhance and warm almost any decor.”

Another great option is our Roller Shades. “There are so many fabric options now for roller shades,” says interior designer Phil Kean. Next Day Blinds’ Chagos collection, for example, features straw, burlap, and chestnut weaves.

“Don’t underestimate the depth woven textiles and accents bring to a room—especially during cold-weather months,” says Murtaugh.

Blush is Back

It turns out pink is the new pink. Well, more specifically blush. It’s making a comeback in a big way this fall season. “It’s always been my favorite color,” says interior designer Holly Hickey Moore. “It’s coming out in textiles, paint colors, accessories, anything.”

There are several ways to incorporate this trendy color into your existing decor, from vintage glassware, to velvet pillows, to painted planters,” says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy Trend Expert. “Everything looks great in blush” – including your windows.

Next Day Blinds Light Filtering Honeycomb Shades come in 129 different colors, including Apple, Petal Peach, Blush, and Sandpiper. Available in a large variety of colors, textures, and pleat sizes, our honeycomb shades are a great option for any room.

“Cellular shades are one of the most versatile window treatments available today,” says interior decorator Margaret Ryall. “They can be hung by themselves for a very contemporary look or layered with other treatments.”

Dark Paints & Stains

“Forget farmhouse white and gray,” says Murtaugh. “This season, it’s all about drama.” More specifically, this fall season is all about dark paints and stains. Now, you can incorporate these dark colors in a number of ways, including furniture and wall color. However, one of the most visually stunning ways to add dark paints or stains to your home is with new window treatments, namely wood shutters.

Next Day Blinds Hardwood Shutters are a prime example of why we have built a reputation for artisan craftsmanship, impeccable quality, and superior service. “We make all of our shutters the old fashioned way,” says Steve Freishtat, CEO and Founder of Next Day Blinds, “assembled by hand.” We also offer color matching that is second to none.

Our paint is a furniture-grade and lacquer-based paint. And we paint our shutter panels after they’ve been assembled, which allows for paint to cover and fill all seams that are created by the connecting and joining of the wood components. We also offer several low-formaldehyde, low-odor stain options for our hardwood shutters. We stain all of our shutter components in-house, which lets us control the richness of the stain and the sheen, and guarantees a consistent look across the finished product. Unlike our paints, we’ve found that we get the most consistent, beautiful results when we stain our shutter components prior to assembling them.

“As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood shutters,” says interior designer Celeste Stewart. “They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.”

Another great option is our Wood Blinds, available in a wide variety of paints and stains. They “add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room” and “give a natural look to the room with a graceful charm,” says Jimmy Sturo of Ezine Articles.

Jewel Tones

“Deep jewel tones, like emerald green or amethyst, and pastel colors, which are found in nature are popular,” says designer Heather Higgins. Again, our wood shutter color matching allows you to utilize those bold jewel tones in a way that is both breathtaking and functional.

Another option is our Ultra Room Darkening and Deluxe Aluminum Blinds, which are available in 41 different colors.

Buying Local

“We designers have every resource under the sun available to us with the click of a mouse button, but my clients have been requesting putting their [money] back into the local economy,” says interior designer Max Humphrey.

Next Day Blinds believes in the importance of locally-produced, quality products. “You get a custom-built product, made locally, and custom-tailored to your windows,” says Frank Sisto, Vice President of Operations at Next Day Blinds. Our business was founded in 1993 with a focus on serving our neighbors in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. This is why, in 2001, we opened a 120,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Jessup, Maryland.

“At the most basic level, when you buy local more money stays in the community,” writes TIME magazine reporter Judith D. Schwartz.

The local economy like the human body. “Money is like blood. It needs to keep moving around to keep the economy going,” says New Economics Foundation reporter, David Boyle.

“The extra dollars in the local economy produce more jobs for residents, extra tax revenues for local governments, more investment in commercial and residential districts, and enhanced support for local nonprofits. In short, these businesses create better places,” writes author Ben Schiller.


<p>Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result–blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.</p>