We take a look at window plantation shutter ideas that will transform the look and feel of a room. Plus we have all the tips for choosing the best type for your space.
Are you looking for window plantation shutter ideas that will go with your window and home’s style? Not only are they super practical – ideal for keeping the heat in and prying eyes out – but they look stylish too.
Every year we wait with bated breath for the first rays of spring sunshine to peep through the clouds, then the next moment we’re frantically fanning ourselves in an attempt to keep cool in the increasingly stifling summertime.
But while we can’t control our fickle climate, we can invest in window treatments that give us some shade and protects our interiors too.
Chic, sophisticated and oh-so-stylish, plantation shutters give you everything you’d wish for in a window treatment idea. They’re practical – providing light, privacy and reduced noise without compromising on security (you can add locks for extra confidence) – as well as low-maintenance, requiring nothing more than a wipe-down to keep them looking their best.
More adaptable than curtains and more versatile than blinds, plantation shutters come in a whole host of modern materials and super-chic colours, that not only make a feature of your windows, but provide flexible shade and privacy when you need it.
‘Sales of plantation shutters have grown an impressive 40 per cent in the last two years,’ says Fiona Kelly, managing director of The Plantation shutter Shop.
‘People appear to be leaving curtains behind in favour of the clean, minimalist lines of plantation shutters.’ Some plantation shutter companies provide a completely bespoke service, where a consultant measures up and fits the plantation shutters for you, while others can make something for you to fit yourself (only advisable for those confident with their tool kit).
With lots of materials to choose from, from MDF-based wood to the more expensive solid woods, Mark Carter, company director of Plantation shutterly Fabulous points out: ‘It’s worth investing in the best your budget will allow as plantation shutters are, in reality, furniture for your windows.’
From MDF versions with special coatings (great for high moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms) to hardwood designs that ooze sophistication, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Design-wise too, there are lots of different looks you can go for. We take a look at some stunning plantation shutter ideas that’ll help you work out what overall look you’re going for.
If you have a small and wide bay window, why not opt for fitted plantation style plantation shutters that’ll look neat and tidy. Close the louvres to keep sunny spots cool and shaded from the mid day sun or open them to warm up a room in chillier weather.
If you’re feeling brave, choose an eye-popping shade to paint your plantation shutters to liven up a space without worrying about taking up space with more furniture. These green plantation shutters give a gentle nod to the green patterned living room wallpaper and green textured ornaments and vases on the coffee table.
Make the plantation shutters blend in seamlessly to a room by colour matching with the walls, like in this blue living room. You can ask most large plantation shutter companies to colour match or stain plantation shutters to Farrow & Ball, Dulux and many other well-known paint colours.
If you have lots of natural colours in your decor, why not go for stripped back wooden plantation shutters, instead of the ever popular white? They’ll make all your natural accessories and materials pop.