Design Ideas for Hanging Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters combine visual appeal with function giving any room in your home an elegant look. They not only provide decorative accents to your space as window treatments but shutters can also be used to decorate bay windows, closet doors, specialty windows, French doors and can be used as a room divider. At Interiors: Blinds and Designs, our experts can help you explore the many decorative uses for our Hunter Douglas shades and shutters.

Shutters as Doors

Often, closet doors are overlooked when decorating rooms in a client’s home. However, installing shutters on the closets as doors can create a custom look. Equipping your closet doors with shutters adds style and interest to the room. Utilizing shutters with narrow louvers will also keep the contents of the closet out of view.Shutters are an excellent choice to use for patio doors that lead to an outside patio or porch area or for French doors that lead into a master bedroom or den. We have many styles of Hunter Douglas shutters that can be custom made to help you with your design project. By adjusting the louvers you can easily adjust the amount of light that comes into the room.

Plantation Shutters as Room Dividers

Shutters can also be used for spaces in your home like a finished attic or basement, dining room, kitchen or home office that needs a room divider. Shutters can be a very cost-effective choice to solve this problem. They can provide an affordable option for partitioning space without building a permanent wall, and can be custom made to fit ceiling to floor offering privacy to the separated areas.

Shutter Operating Systems

Our shutters utilize various operating systems making them versatile and flexible for every project. The Bi-Fold Track system can be used with all of our shutter products. It lets you use up to 6 shutter panels hinged together. All of the panels are attached to a rack at the top. The rack supports and guides the panels and allows them to move. Another option that is offered with our shutters is the Bypass Track system. This option allows each shutter panel to slide past each other. Yet another operating system option is the Hinged Panels. In this system, the panels are all hinged to each other and also to the window frame. Each of these options allows the homeowner multiple possibilities when it comes to designing with shutters.

Shutters with Other Window Treatments

Your shutters can also be combined with another window treatment depending on the style of your home. A simple valance over the top portion of the window above a plantation shutter that has been mounted over the bottom half of the window in café style can provide an airy, soft feel to your kitchen. A valance can add a splash of color to the room and tie in a theme as well. Adding a long piece of either thick or sheer fabric to the top of the window above the shutter without covering it can add an accent of color. Curtains or drapes can provide yet another effect when used in conjunction with plantation shutters.

No matter how you hang them or accent them - Plantation Shutters can add a classic design statement to any room. Whether they are used as closet doors, patio doors, French doors or porch entryways – they provide a functional decorative piece to your space. We look forward to helping you explore the many possibilities at Interiors: Blinds and Designs serving Peachtree City, Newnan, Fayetteville, Senoia, Tyrone, and the surrounding area.